I need the alt-tilda combination for my IDE's (by JetBrains), however Ubuntu insists capturing this combination for in-app windows switching.

Tried following several guides (both ccsm and dconf-editor), however this combination still remains captured by Ubuntu.

Anything else I can try in order to finally disable it?

  • It worth mentioning that it worked for me on Ubuntu 14.04, and even carried to previous installation of 16.04 during upgrade, however same steps stopped working for me on a fresh install. – SyRenity Feb 14 '17 at 18:38
  • did you ever find a solution? It seems like there are many keyboard settings that you need to change on Ubuntu for keyboard centric IntelliJ to work cleanly. Maybe someone should create a script for this? – Gary Aug 8 '17 at 18:00

For Ubuntu mate 16.04:

In menu: System -> Preferences -> Hardware -> Keyboard Shortcuts

Find a group "Window management", then there is an option "Move between windows in an application, using a popup menu".

Change it to something like Shift+Ctrl+Alt+A

  • It's similar for Gnome in Centos 7.5. In gnome-control-center it's labled Devices > Keyboard > "Switch windows of an application" ** note that you MUST set the hotkey to some combination (e.g. something long like alt + ctrl + shift + pause, or something you do not use). If set to 'disable' it will, for some reason or another, still proc. Just glad to have it gone, thanks for your insight Artem L. – Hunter Frazier Jun 14 '18 at 22:51

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