Re: Why nested alt-tab?

I'll +1 this as well in case it helps.  In fact the nested alt+tab
switcher is the thing I like the least about gnome-shell.  I run my
own modified version that eliminates the nesting thumbnails completely
and just makes alt+tab switch apps only.  I then use the
metacity/mutter "cycle_group" shortcut to cycle to the window that I
want inside of that app (but usually its the last used window anyhow.)
 I also prefer alt+tab to bring all windows of the selected
application to the front, leaving the most recently one focused, of
course.  I think this fits into the app-centric mentality that
gnome3/gnome-shell is trying to emphasize/foster.

Just my 2 cents.

On Sun, Mar 14, 2010 at 9:21 AM, David Mulder <greatslovakia zoho com> wrote:
> Just thought I would +1 this issue, as this stroke me as rather odd as well
> when seeing it the first time. Practically alt+tab is used to only cycle
> through the last two or three windows and not even that much to find a
> single window (at least that's how I use it and how I have seen a most (if
> not all) others use it as well). I can't think of any good UI, but at the
> very least the nested UI seems to be decreasing rather than increasing
> efficiency.
>  David Mulder
> On Sat, Mar 13, 2010 at 11:19 AM, Gregory Petrosyan
> <gregory petrosyan gmail com> wrote:
>> Sorry if this is explained in details somewhere, but here's my question:
>> why
>> on earth does gnome-shell use "nested" alt-tab? IMO the whole idea of
>> Gnome-Shell is "flat instead of nested" (which makes perfect sense), and
>> which
>> makes overlay mode so good.
>>        Gregory
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