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Is there a way to cycle through the windows in the KDE 4 taskbar with a shortcut?

I want to have a switch to next window function on a mouse button. Therefore Alt+Tab is not suitable because it uses a stack for the windows. This means if hitting Alt+Tab, releasing the Alt key and pressing Alt+Tab again will bring up the window I had before pressing the keys the first time.

Maybe there is a solution using DBus. But I don't know how to use this.

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It's not exposed in DBus. You can switch desktops, but not app windows. File a bug.

qdbus org.kde.kwin /KWin

This looks promising, but does something else.

dbus-send --dest=org.kde.kwin /KWin org.kde.KWin.circulateDesktopApplications
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You can change the sort order for windows in kde:

System settings > Window Behaviour > Task Switcher: Change "Sort order" to "Stacking order"

Then every time you hit alt+tab you will be taken to the next window rather then toggling between the most recent two.

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kde4.4 should come with window tabs, so maybe it will help you out. comes out february 9th.

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