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Month: October 2020

[trinity-users] Re: alt-tab behavior driving me nuts: switcher only shows other windows that are on the *_same screen_*

From: Felix Miata via tde-users <ml-migration-agent@...>
Date: Fri, 30 Oct 2020 04:00:51 -0400
Abe composed on 2020-10-30 02:53 (UTC-0400):

> Recently, the alt-tab behavior on one of my GNU/Linux boxes has been
> driving me nuts: when I press alt-tab, the switcher only shows other
> windows that are on the *_same screen_* as the one that was
> active/current/front at the time I pressed alt-tab.  With windows
> spread across two screens, this is _very_ annoying....
I'm not sure I understand your meaning of "screen". In X, two or more physical
displays making up a single workspace is considered "a" screen. Is this what you
have? Are you describing the use of multiple virtual desktops (accessible via the

14.0.8 on Jessie, as old as anything I seem to be able to find here, seems to work
exactly as expected here:

# inxi -SGay
  Host: p5bse Kernel: 4.9.0-0.bpo.5-amd64 x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 4.9.2...
  Desktop: Trinity R14.0.8 tk: Qt 3.5.0 info: kicker wm: Twin 3.0 dm: TDM
  Distro: Debian GNU/Linux 8 (jessie)
  Device-1: NVIDIA GF119 [NVS 310] vendor: Hewlett-Packard driver: nouveau
  v: kernel bus ID: 01:00.0 chip ID: 10de:107d
  Display: server: X.Org 1.16.4 driver: nouveau unloaded: modesetting
  alternate: fbdev,nv,vesa display ID: :0 screens: 1
  Screen-1: 0 s-res: 2560x2520 s-dpi: 120 s-size: 541x533mm (21.3x21.0")
  s-diag: 759mm (29.9")
  Monitor-1: DP-1 res: 2560x1440 hz: 60 dpi: 109 size: 598x336mm (23.5x13.2")
  diag: 686mm (27")
  Monitor-2: DP-2 res: 2560x1080 hz: 60 dpi: 97 size: 673x284mm (26.5x11.2")
  diag: 730mm (28.8")
  OpenGL: renderer: Gallium 0.4 on NVD9 v: 3.3 Mesa 10.3.2 compat-v: 3.0
  direct render: Yes

I agree with Mike's suggestion to upgrade.
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