Window Controls on the Right Side

Sam Bull sam.hacking at
Sat May 2 12:02:33 UTC 2015

On ĵaŭ, 2015-04-30 at 00:04 -0400, John Moser wrote:
> Caveat:  the alt-tab behavior is functionally useless; I believe it may
> be an abandoned feature, because it never gets fixed and behaves in
> entirely unjustifiable ways.

The designers have thought about it. I don't necessarily agree with
them, but if you didn't realise how it works before, then it's Alt+Tab
to switch between applications, and Alt+` (the button above the tab) to
switch between windows of an application.

The two controls can be combined by holding down Alt, so you can switch
to a specific window of another application in one step by utilising
both buttons.

I find myself using the wrong shortcut too frequently, but navigation is
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