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Is it possible to use arrow keys for navigating tasks in task switching window (which opens when you press Alt+Tab) as it's possible in windows 7.

It will help to quickly navigate to next row of tasks (when you've many tasks open), rather than pressing alt-tab repeatedly.

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You can consider using Scale (a Compiz plug-in). – Marek Grzenkowicz Jan 19 '10 at 13:27
Thanks for the response, but for some odd reason I just don't want to enable Compiz on my laptop. My ATI drivers cause the X to hang if they are enabled. :( – sazwqa Jan 21 '10 at 12:06
Thanks chopeen. I've updated the ATI drivers and am able to use scale. It's a nice plug-in and does what I required. P.S. Can you move your comment to an answer so I can mark it as resolved. – sazwqa Jan 22 '10 at 6:00

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On Ubuntu 9.10 I have something called "Window Picker" (which may or may not be Chopeen's Scale), initiated with Alt-Shift-Up. Hit those Keys and then hold the Alt & Shift down while using the arrows keys to move between windows.

In case I've changed the keyboard shortcut to initiate it, use the System > Preferences > Keyboard Shortcuts app to see what it's bound to on your system (it's under Desktop).

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