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How to switch between opening dock applications using keyboard shortcut?

asked 2013-11-16 04:20:25 -0600

hydrology gravatar image

updated 2014-04-11 16:19:46 -0600

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In Ubuntu and Windows (the only other 2 desktop OS im familiar with). Super + Num is assigned to switch/open applications as they are aligned in the dock.

May I ask if there's a way to turn on similar features in fedora 19?


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I'm not sure, but do you mean alt+tab?

cjbayliss gravatar imagecjbayliss ( 2013-11-16 05:00:44 -0600 )edit

@cjbayliss alt+tab is very inefficient since it has to go through a list of currently opened window to find the one I want to use. However, Supert+Num goes directly into the defined app (if not currently opening, open it).

hydrology gravatar imagehydrology ( 2013-11-16 05:49:38 -0600 )edit

Anyone finds a better solution I wish Superkey + Num to switch to open application window. that's efficient

wangyuzhen gravatar imagewangyuzhen ( 2018-09-09 08:09:56 -0600 )edit

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answered 2014-01-17 21:41:15 -0600

florian gravatar image

Press Super key, then

CRTL + ALT + TAB, then

you can select DASH and start programs from there.

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answered 2014-01-15 23:42:31 -0600

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Assuming you are using Gnome3:

This is not the optimal answer you are looking for, but I still offer it. To create a launcher shortcut, Settings>Keyboard>Shortcuts tab, and create your own custom shortcuts. For example, Name: firefox launcher; command: firefox; accelerator: Super+1. This unfortunately does not switch to Firefox if already opened.

The best solution might just be to press Super, then type out the program that you would like to switch to/open.

As far as other DE's, I'm sure that KDE would have something similar, though even more personalizable.

Hope this helps!

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