Coverflow Alt-Tab 2.1

UUID: CoverflowAltTab@dmo60.de
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CoverflowAltTab

 
CoverflowAltTab let's you Alt-Tab through your windows in a cover-flow manner.
 
Originally this was a port of the CoverflowAltTab extension for Gnome-Shell by palatis and the recent rewrite with lots of improvements was done by Lusito, so a big thanks and all the glory to them!
 

Installation

Click the download button and extract the zip file.

1) Copy the folder "CoverflowAltTab@dmo60.de" to "~/.local/share/cinnamon/extensions/".
 
2) Enable the extension in cinnamon settings. (Eventually you have to restart cinnamon: Press Alt+F2, type 'r' and enter)
 

Usage

This extension uses the following key bindings (you can change or disable them in your system settings):
 
  •   "Switch applications" (usually Alt+Tab): Cycle through all windows from the current workspace
  •   "Switch windows of an application" (usually Ctrl+Tab): Cycle through all windows from the current application from all workspaces
  •   "Switch system controls" (usually Ctrl+Alt+Tab): Cycle through all windows from all workspaces (who wants to cycle through system controls anyway?)
    
All of the shortcuts with Shift key pressed cycles backward.
 
  •   Hit Esc to cancel.
  •   Hit q to close highlighted window.
  •   Hit d to hide all windows and show the desktop.
 
You can also use the arrow keys or your mouse wheel to cycle through the windows. 
 

Customization

To change the keybindings, use your system keyboard settings! See above for the used keybindings and change them to your desire.
 
Recently we have added a second Animation style you can use instead of the Coverflow one. It is called 'Timeline' and was inspired by the Windows 7 Super-Tab switcher. You can activate it in the extension preferences. Check it out!
To change the keybindings, use your system keyboard settings! See above for the used keybindings and change them to your desire.
 
Cinnamon 1.8 and above will provide a new settings API for easy graphical configuration of extensions. This API will be supported by this extension, but for now it is not fully implemented in Cinnamon.
 
Until then, you have to go the extension's installation directory and open the file 'config.js'. There you can change all the preference values, just not as pretty as with a configuration dialog.
 

Changelog

- V 2.1 -
(20.05.2013)
CoverflowAltTab is now available in Cinnamon 1.8 per default, but you can still use this extension, if you want to have more preference options.
+ added support for Cinnamon 1.8

- V 2.0 -
(05.04.2013)
The work for this version - more or less a complete rewrite of the extension - was mainly done by Lusito, thank you!
There are a lot of changes, many of them under the hood, e.g. we can now support all Cinnamon version with one package.
+ new 'Timeline' switcher style (inspired by Windows 7 Super+Tab switcher)
+ improved animations
+ theming improvements (we finally have a decent window title theming)
+ multi-monitor improvements (should be usable now for most of you, but still with some problems... clutter is giving us a hard time here)
+ support for new Cinnamon 1.8. settings API, until then, you have to edit config.js file to set your preferences (no more need to restart Cinnamon!)
+ probably more I can't remember :)

- V 1.5.1 -
(11.02.2013)
+ fixed animation when activating a minimized window

- V 1.5 -
(09.02.2013)
Changes only in Cinnamon 1.6 version!
+ new background style: removed gradient, use dimed background instead
+ new window title label style: since there was no style class that made the title box look pretty for most of the themes, I removed it and now use a self-defined one (per default it's quite simple, but you can adjust it by modifying the stylesheet.css file or themers can define it in their themes!)
+ hide the panel per default
+ fixed Coverflow sometimes doesn't update when closing a window with 'q'
+ improved appearance on multi-monitor setups, still not good though (positioning is fixed, but perspective still messed up)
+ new preference options that can be set in 'switcher.js' file (hide/show panel, background dim factor, animation speed, overlay/classic icon style)

- V 1.4.2 -
(28.10.2012)
+ support Cinnamon v 1.6
The zip-file now contains two folders, one for Cinnamon 1.6 (use this one, if you already updated to the new Cinnamon 1.6.* or if you use Fedora) and one for Cinnamon 1.4.

- V 1.4.1 -
(01.09.2012)
+ support Fedora Cinnamon v 1.5.2

- V 1.4 -
(31.07.2012)
+ updated to work with latest Fedora Cinnamon versions (1.4.0 UP3, 1.5, 1.5.1)
+ due to incompabilities there are now two different folders in the zip-file, one for Mint and one for Fedora users

- V 1.3.2 -
(04.06.2012)
+ added an initial delay timeout to block all animations when alt-tabbing very fast
+ some minor fixes behind the scenes
 
- V 1.3.1 -
(18.04.2012)
+ fixed Coverflow now updates itself when a window gets destroyed by the system (e.g. Nautilus file transfer dialogs)
+ when trying to close a window with 'q' and a confirmation dialog appears (e.g. file not saved dialog), Coverflow now closes and focuses the corresponding window
 
- V 1.3 -
(15.04.2012)
There are some major changes, improvements and fixes in this version:
 
+ changed keybindings:
   Alt+Tab now switches between windows of current workspace,
  Ctrl+Tab switches between windows of the same application from all workspaces,
  Ctrl+Alt+Tab switches between all windows from all workspaces
  (assuming you didn't change and have activated these bindings in your system settings)
+ added support for mouse scrolling and arrow keys to cycle through windows
+ added pressing 'd' during Coverflow hides all windows and shows your desktop
+ fixed Coverflow now doesn't close when closing windows with 'q'
+ improved animations
+ added "looping" animation when reaching the end of window list
 
I'm still facing some problems implementing an initial delay timeout for fast Alt-Tabbing, please wait for the next versions.
 
V 1.2 -
(16.03.2012)
+ support for Cinnamon 1.4
+ ellipsize window title if it's too long to fit the screen width
 
- V 1.1.2 -
(20.02.2012)
+ support for Cinnamon 1.3.1
 
- V 1.1.1 -
(17.02.2012)
+ updated to work with Cinnamon 1.3.0
+ fixed window label and icon appearing blurry in some cases
 
- V 1.1 -
(03.02.2012)
+ show application icon
+ added possibility to easily change some positioning values (see description, section 'Customization')
 
- V 1.0 -
(01.02.2012)
Initial upload
+ fixed Alt-Shift-Tab
You can change the background colour and gradient by adjusting the corresponding values in the stylesheet.css file.haaCoverflowAltTab
=================
 
CoverflowAltTab is an extension for Cinnamon (http://cinnamon.linuxmint.com/).
 
It let's you Alt-Tab through your windows in a cover-flow manner.
 
This is only a 1:1 port of the CoverflowAltTab extension for Gnome-Shell by palatis from http://code.google.com/p/gnome-shell-extensions-coverflowalttab/, so all credits to the original author!
 
 
 
Installation
================
 
1) Copy the folder "CoverflowAltTab@dmo60.de" to "~/.local/share/cinnamon/extensions/".
 
2) Enable the extension in cinnamon settings. (Eventually you have to restart cinnamon: Press Alt+F2, type 'r' and enter)
 
 
 
Usage
===============
 
There are several "Switch xxx" under "Settings => Keyboard => Shortcuts => Navigation", this extensions replace a few of them:
  - "Switch applications": cycle through windows from all workspaces
  - "Switch windows of an application": cycle through windows from current
    workspace
  - "Switch system controls": cycle through windows from the same application
    across all workspaces (who wants to cycle through system controls anyway?)
All of the shortcuts with "Shift" key pressed cycles backward.
 
Hit "Esc" during cycling to cancel.
Hit "q"  during cycling to close highlighted window.
 
You can change the background colour and gradient by adjusting the corresponding values in the stylesheet.css file.

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128 Comments

  1. Verwijs says:

    10 months ago

    Doesn't work in Mint 16 ....

  2. dmo60 says:

    11 months ago

    Since Cinnamon 2.0 you actually don't need to install the extension anymore. You can enable 3D window switching in default Cinnamon Settings (in the 'windows' section). You don't have all the configuration options, but it is probably more stable.

  3. Brahim says:

    1 year ago

    It doesn't work on Cinnamon 2.0 please upgrade it!

  4. jaijujacob says:

    1 year ago

    Thanks for this great extension! I like it very much. Recently I updated to Cinnamon 2 on Linux Mint 15 Olivia. Now this extension is not working. I tried re installing it, disabling and enabling, but only the default alt-tab with Cinnamon comes up... Can you please let me know whats the issue? Eagerly waiting to get it fixed... Thanks, Jaiju

  5. Nili says:

    1 year ago

    Thank you, used on Nadia 14 still works pretty good on Olivia 15

  6. chachafance says:

    1 year ago

    Love this :) Thanks!

  7. dmo60 says:

    1 year ago

    Perhaps the problem will solve with an upgrade to Gnome 3.8. Otherwise I have no more ideas, sorry.

  8. tkalebka says:

    1 year ago

    Thanks dmo. I attempted upgrading cairo to to 1.02.14, then rolling back to 1.12.2 both of which made no difference. Before attempting you reply I noticed that my expo view to see my desktops does the same thing. I guess I'm at a loss and will make do with a black background, unless you have any other suggestions. Thank you again - still an awesome extension even with just a plain black background!

  9. dmo60 says:

    1 year ago

    I used to have this issue too, but it is not caused by the extension. E.g. it appears in the Gnome-Shell overview also. I'm using ArchLinux and had this issue with both ATI and Intel graphics. The solution I found was to downgrade the 'cairo' package. I'm sorry, I can't exactly tell you what versions of cairo had this bug, but currently it does work again with the latest version available in Arch which is 1.12.14.

  10. tkalebka says:

    1 year ago

    Great extension. Thank you! I have one minor issue since upgrading to mint 15. I'm not sure but have a feeling that it might have somenthing to do with ATI driver installation. Seems that on Alt Tab the switching windows functionality works great, however the diming or transparency of the background appears as plain black background. Any ideas for a work around to this? Obviously without having to remove the manually installed driver... Would be very great full any help...

  11. avinashga23 says:

    1 year ago

    Thanks DMO. It worked.... Such a lovely extension it is...... Thanks again.....

  12. dmo60 says:

    1 year ago

    You can go to the extension website and download the zip-file from there. I've added some keybindings that might have been added with the new Ubuntu release. Please tell me if it works! By the way, with Cinnamon 1.8 CoverflowAltTab will probably also be included per default as an option in the windows menu.

  13. avinashga23 says:

    1 year ago

    hi dmo, i love this extension so much. i have installed this on my ubuntu 12.10, but when i upgraded to ubuntu 13.04 this extension stopped working. is there is any fix for this? Regards, -- Avinash

  14. hongxuelei says:

    1 year ago

    i like it very much

  15. libeccio says:

    1 year ago

    I'll try that, thankyou very much :)

  16. alle83 says:

    1 year ago

    It's great, I missed that kind of windows switcher, maybe it's one of the few things I like in Windows, so thanks for this extension, I'm experimenting a lot with Cinnamon thanks again!

  17. sdim says:

    1 year ago

    Great extension, dmo60. Many thanks.

  18. dmo60 says:

    1 year ago

    Version 2.0 is available now! Thanks to Lusito, he has mainly done the work for it! Check the description for the changelog. Please note that for now you have to set the extension preferences in the 'config.js' file until Cinnamon 1.8 will provide a new settings API which will make that obsolete.

  19. dmo60 says:

    1 year ago

    Well yes, should be possible, but I don't plan to do it for now, perhaps later... Until then, you can show windows from all the desktops by using a different keybinding. Check the description above! If you want to make that behavior your "default", go to your system settings and assign 'Alt-Tab' combination to that keybinding.

  20. libeccio says:

    1 year ago

    It's wonderful, big windows previews, very useful. Is there a way to add even a desktop preview, to jump directly to it in case your window is not in the current workspace? Thanks

  21. gibbs1984 says:

    1 year ago

    Wow, really like this. Smooth and looks great, thanks :o)

  22. Lusito says:

    1 year ago

    If you guys are interested in testing the latest version check out the github page. It is compatible with probably every cinnamon version and gnome-shell version >= 1.4. Various fixes and new features. Keep in mind, this is currently in testing phase, but should work. Use config.js on cinnamon to change settings. No restart required for settings changes. Just click on the zip button here: https://github.com/dmo60/CoverflowAltTab/tree/cinnamon

  23. Lusito says:

    1 year ago

    run cinnamon-settings, click on default programs (if it is not there, run gnome-control-center and click on details) There you can see your cinnamon version. Now copy the CoverflowAltTab@dmo60.de folder for your version to ~/.local/share/cinnamon/extensions/ Run cinnamon-settings and click on extensions to enable the extension.

  24. wisdomlight says:

    1 year ago

    Hi there. I am new. Having downloaded the file how do I actaully make it work? Do I need to extract? or open it? How can I tell if I have mint.1.4 or 1.6 Also I could not find the place to enable extenssions. Thanks for any help.

  25. dmo60 says:

    1 year ago

    Ok, I'll fix that soon, thanks.

  26. petrochemicals says:

    1 year ago

    Using 1.6. I have Classic as my panel setup. One on top and one on bottom. When I use alt-tab only one panel shows. The bottom one. Could we get a fix so both panels show in alt-tab view?

  27. dmo60 says:

    1 year ago

    A new version for Cinnamon 1.6 is out! See the changelog in the extension description. I'd like to hear your feedback, especially on the simplified appearance. Also check out the customization preferences in "switcher.js" file (e.g. try the "overlay" icon style).

  28. gilnord says:

    1 year ago

    C'est vraiment super.J'aime beaucoup et ça fonctionne très bien.Beau travail merci!

  29. Brahim says:

    1 year ago

    Superb!!

  30. dandv says:

    1 year ago

    The most professional extension here on Cinnamon Spices, seriosly. Many of the others seem written by 12-year olds who are learning Linux, english and programming at the same time. Anyway, on a dual-monitor setup, the extension shows the windows in the middle of the total display space, which means they're split across the monitors. I've got the primary display set up in ~/.config/monitors.xml, the taskbar is only displayed on the primary display, and the Cinnamon native Alt-Tab correctly shows the windows only on the primary display. A suggestion: would it be possible to activate the extension on Super+Tab, and fallback to the native Alt+Tab when Alt+Tab is pressed? This would be very close to how Windows 7 works.

  31. dmo60 says:

    1 year ago

    I will think about it :D

  32. Orb-miser says:

    1 year ago

    Okey Dokey I thought it was just Alt Tab as 3 finger button push and using the mouse to awkward for me. Thanks for the heads up! And are you going to put in any Easter Egg Girls in Cover flow to surprise us? :-) .

  33. dmo60 says:

    1 year ago

    It is possible to that: The extension uses the keybinding "Switch system controls" to show windows from all workspaces. This is usually Ctrl+Alt+Tab, but you can change the keybinding to Alt-Tab in your system settings. After that you should have your desired behavior.

  34. Orb-miser says:

    1 year ago

    Hmmm got it working but not for dual monitors with 3 workspaces. Have 3 apps workspace 1 and 2 in workspace 2 And cover flow only showing workspace 1 apps. Isn't it suppose to scroll thru all apps all workspaces? LM 14 Cinnamon 1.6.7 cinnamon. Thanks looking good but need scroll thru all open apps and workspaces. .

  35. JR72 says:

    2 years ago

    Works like a dream on my Mint 14 Nadia + Cinnamon 1.6.7. Good job :D

  36. dmo60 says:

    2 years ago

    Mouse wheel scrolling is supported.

  37. RyDroid says:

    2 years ago

    Really great, faly better than the default one. Adding the possibility to navigate with mouse could be cool.

  38. dmo60 says:

    2 years ago

    Yes, sorry for the confusion and my late reaction! The extension already worked in Cinnamon 1.6, if you used the Fedora version or if you took it from git. I've now updated the zip-file here and included two folders: One for Cinnamon 1.6, which should work for the new Cinnamon 1.6.* in Mint and also Fedora and one for Cinnamon 1.4. @Miralles: Go to your home folder, press Ctrl+H to show hidden folders, navigate to '.local/share/cinnamon/extensions'. If the extensions folder doesn't exist, you must create it. Download extract the extension zip-file from this site, choose your Cinnamon version (you can find it by opening a terminal and entering 'cinnamon --version') and copy the folder 'CoverflowAltTab@dmo60.de' to the extensions folder you just navigated to.

  39. zenrox says:

    2 years ago

    the fedora ver of this works with mint 13 cinnamon 1.6.4 from git with the editing metadata.json with the proper version 1.6.4

  40. Miralles says:

    2 years ago

    Can somebody help me? I really want this extension but i don't have the extension folder in the cinnamon folder and i can't create it, how do i fix this?

  41. BrianHanson2nd says:

    2 years ago

    The new version of Cinnamon has a new Alt+Tab switcher, which seems to be making yours not work. :( I'm not seeing an option to turn off the default one that Cinnamon has, not sure if more needs to be updated with your extension, than the .json file or what exactly the deal is, hopefully somebody can figure it out and make it work again, 'cause the defaults with Cinnamon aren't near as nice as your extension was.

  42. dmo60 says:

    2 years ago

    I did not test it on Arch Linux. Run 'cinnamon --version' and check if your version is included in the metadata.json file. Try both the Mint and Fedora version. If this all doesn't work, I probably can't help you at the moment. Since all the distributions sometimes provide different packages of cinnamon, clutter and so on, it's getting difficult to support and test them all.

  43. chantilas says:

    2 years ago

    Hi. Does it works in Arch Linux?. I've installed it from AUR repository and it doesn't work. I've downloaded and follow the instructions but it doesn't work yet. Thanks and sorry for my bad english. ;).

  44. dmo60 says:

    2 years ago

    Sorry, but that is exactly what the description says :)

  45. digitsm says:

    2 years ago

    Dear dmo60 Unlike what you wrote in the description above the keyboard shortcuts I experienced work as below: Alt + Tab = Cycle through all windows of current workspace (and not only windows of current application). Ctrl + Alt + Tab = Cycle through all windows of all applications in all workspaces. P.S. I'm using LMDE 4th release (201204)

  46. clem says:

    2 years ago

    Hi there, you can add 1.6 already. If it works with 1.5.2 it's likely to work with 1.6, we're getting ready to a feature-freeze on the 1.5 branch.

  47. MichaelK says:

    2 years ago

    Yes, that was it! When I added 1.5.2 to "cinnamon-version" in metadata.json it worked! Thanks for the pointer (and of course the great extension)

  48. dmo60 says:

    2 years ago

    Try to run 'cinnamon --version' in a terminal and check if your version is included in the extension's metadata.json file. I guess Fedora bumped their cinnamon package version once again. I will update my zip-package soon, I can't do it at the moment.

  49. MichaelK says:

    2 years ago

    I upgraded to Fedora 17 and I can't get the extension to work. It's selected in the settings but I get the ordinary window switcher. cinnamon-1.5.2-6.fc17.x86_64 What debugging can I do ?

  50. ilivefortheone says:

    2 years ago

    sorry for the double post.

  51. ilivefortheone says:

    2 years ago

    Thank you it is working great now. I like it very much, I almost feel like I am getting my old compiz desktop back. some of that was just bling but, this part I always thought was very useful. Though I could wish for one more like the old compiz scale....this is nice. (I know that's control/alt/down arrow but then you have to pick a window with the mouse, would be better if alt tab scaled and then tabbed through, just a whim)

  52. ilivefortheone says:

    2 years ago

    Thank you it is working great now. I like it very much, I almost feel like I am getting my old compiz desktop back. some of that was just bling but, this part I always thought was very useful. Though I could wish for one more like the old compiz scale....this is nice.

  53. dmo60 says:

    2 years ago

    Sorry, please try again. I realized too late that Fedora and Mint Cinnamon doesn't seem to be compatible anymore. From now I'll try to provide two different versions, one for Fedora and one for Mint useres. They are both included in the zip-file.

  54. ilivefortheone says:

    2 years ago

    mint 13, perhaps I am missing something but, it's not working for me. Gone through the steps 5 times thinking I must be doing it wrong. Help please.

  55. dmo60 says:

    2 years ago

    Fixed the keybindings, it now works with latest Cinnamon snapshot. @mehmetakiftutuncu: Alt+Shift+Tab is working here! Does anyone else have this issue?

  56. dmo60 says:

    2 years ago

    Perhaps they caught up with the Gnome-Shell changes here. There is a new function called 'Meta.keybindings_set_custom_handler()' to set the keybindings. I don't have the time to fix or test this before August, I'm afraid. So please be patient or try to do it yourself (you can have a look at my github page, branch gnome-shell-3.4, I'm using the new keybinding mechanism there).

  57. xircon says:

    2 years ago

    This extension appears to have stopped working in 1.4.0 UP3 snapshot: main.wm.setkeybindinghandler is not a function reported by looking glass errors. Any ideas how to fix?

  58. mehmetakiftutuncu says:

    2 years ago

    I really love this extension but I often need to go back to previous window and for that I need Alt + Shift + Tab which is currently not working. It would be awesome if you could add that option. Thanks.

  59. dmo60 says:

    2 years ago

    Well I don't have that much knowledge about themeing either. Currently the window captions inherit the 'run-dialog' style class. I don't know if this is the best solution, but using the overview window-caption styling would usually result in too small boxes and text I think.

  60. bimsebasse says:

    2 years ago

    Btw, I have no idea how extension styling works, but wouldn't it make more sense if the extension inherited overview window-caption styling for the window captions rather than the theme's standard popup styling (if that is what happens)?

  61. bimsebasse says:

    2 years ago

    OK, probably just a bug in the latest Cinnamon nightly build then. The extension appears if I open Cinnamon Settings as root (gksudo cinnamon-settings) but not as user.

  62. dmo60 says:

    2 years ago

    You mean in /usr/share/cinnamon/extensions/? It's working here... Did you grab the cinnamon tree from the github site?

  63. bimsebasse says:

    2 years ago

    The new version doesn't work if put into the root dir (i.e. it doesn't show up in Cinnamon Settings). Do you know what causes this? (PPAs only install into root dirs so I can't package this as it is).

  64. dmo60 says:

    2 years ago

    Thanks for your feedback, glad to hear that! I also tested it on a Mint 13 virtual machine and everything seems to work fine :) I've updated the zip file on this page now, so go and grab the new version. Only thing I noticed is that the signals for closing windows don't always get caught, I'll try to fix that soon.

  65. itsjustarumour says:

    2 years ago

    Hi dmo60! I'm happy to say your new version works on Fedora 17 (64-bit) and the latest version of Cinnamon :-) All I had to do was replace the old switcher.js file with the new one downloaded from https://github.com/dmo60/CoverflowAltTab/tree/cinnamon/CoverflowAltTab@dmo60.de Cheers!

  66. micer says:

    2 years ago

    @dmo60 thanks!

  67. dmo60 says:

    2 years ago

    @micer: You can switch your keyboard bindings in your system settings. Open system settings -> keyboard -> keyboard shortcuts -> navigation (I don't know if this is literally the exact path since I'm using German locales) and look for the shortcuts "Switch applications" and "Switch system controls". These are the bindings the extension uses. You can just swap them and it should work.

  68. dmo60 says:

    2 years ago

    Hey guys, I'm really sorry for not providing any updates for such a long time. I'm quite busy at the moment and I'm not using Cinnamon any more, so I've had my focus on other things. Currently I'm developing this extension for Gnome-Shell 3.4, but from time to time I will try to backport all the important changes to make them work in Cinnamon too. I finally managed to get the initial delay timeout for fast alt-tabbing working today :)) But I can't test it for you at the moment, because Cinnamon instantly crashes on my Fedora17 machine since the last system updates... So perhaps someone here can pull the extension from my GitHub site (https://github.com/dmo60/CoverflowAltTab/tree/cinnamon) and test it? If everything works, I will update the package on this site.

  69. micer says:

    2 years ago

    This extension is perfect, except...I would like to switch apps from all workspaces by alt-tab instead of ctrl-alt-tab. Is it possible to change it somewhere?

  70. picoblu says:

    2 years ago

    ottimo, avrei preferito vedere tutte le finestre su tutti i workspaces, ma anche così è ok. mint maya 64bit on Aspire 5630.

  71. itsjustarumour says:

    2 years ago

    Superb extension, but I can't get it to work in Fedora 17 (64-bit). The previous version of the extension worked just fine for me in Fedora 16. Enabling the extension in Cinnamon Settings doesn't seem to do anything. I've checked the relevant entry in dconf-editor "org.cinnamon enabled-extensions" and its showing up OK there. Any ideas?

  72. i23098 says:

    2 years ago

    Hi, any updates? :)

  73. esteban1uy says:

    2 years ago

    Something weird happens once you reach the last window: it starts fast cycling in reverse mode until it reaches the first window and then Cinnamon crashes. After the first crash Cinnamon restarts without problem, but next time Cinnamon doesn't even restart and you're forced to switch to a console (Ctrl+Alt+F1) and from there restart your session manager (sudo service lightdm restart). Could you please remove that backwards "carrousel" effect so we can reach the first window the same way it was before?

  74. i23098 says:

    2 years ago

    I don't know if it's an issue with the extension or with the graphic card driver (old nVidia GeForce 7600 GT) but some times it "gets crazy". The window title text in the bottom gets garbled, the windows stop getting focus with the mouse, cinnamon bars stop working... :( It seems to happens with the fast alt-tab, so maybe after you implement the initial delay timeout those issues stop occurring. Thanks for the great work :)

  75. dmo60 says:

    2 years ago

    Just uploaded a small update with some improvements in handling closed windows (see changelog).

  76. dmo60 says:

    2 years ago

    @i23098: I thought about it, but I think it would be irritating. If you have only few windows open, you would have to show windows twice on both ends of the lists, otherwise the windows have to appear from nowhere. You would see more windows then you actually have. Or perhaps I still didn't get your point?! :)

  77. i23098 says:

    2 years ago

    Thanks for the update :) Isn't it possible for the windows to cycle "in circle" (probably it's what you mean by carousel). And a small bug I have, if I press Alt+TAB and don't release it it will "lock" between the last and the before the last window instead of going to the first and cycle again. Keep up the great work :)

  78. dmo60 says:

    2 years ago

    @bimsebasse: Did you delete all files from previous versions and the ones installed from the ppa? Now there are definetly the same files here and on github, so I can't think of any reason why they shouldn't work.

  79. HerrWeigel says:

    2 years ago

    @dmo60 Thanks, now all works fine :)

  80. bimsebasse says:

    2 years ago

    dmo60, can't figure out what's gone wrong, the files look the same in here and on github but I couldn't get any of the new features to work with thre Spices download, everything was like in 1.2. I have made a github pull for the PPA package where all the new features work (currently building)
    --
    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:bimsebasse/cinnamonextras
    sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install cinnamon-extension-coverflow-alttab
    --

  81. dmo60 says:

    2 years ago

    Ok sorry guys, I had some problems uploading the new zip-file. And it actually didn't upload the right one. But now it should work, please try again! I'm sorry :)

  82. HerrWeigel says:

    2 years ago

    Having the same problem. GNU/Linux Mint 12, Cinnamon 1.4.0

  83. fernandofig says:

    2 years ago

    Yes, that's exactly what he means - and yea, I'm getting exactly the same problem Dreami's getting too. :-) I installed this extension for the first time today, so I don't even know how it's supposed to look, but I'm sure it's not supposed to look like the default Alt-Tab switcher. I certainly can't see any difference on the alt-tab switcher when I enable the extension and restart cinnamon.

  84. dmo60 says:

    2 years ago

    What do you mean with "switch in a view like in windows"? Do you mean the default Alt-Tab without Coverflow?

  85. Dreami says:

    2 years ago

    sorry, of course i moved it to ~/.local/share/cinnamon/extensions/ :-)

  86. Dreami says:

    2 years ago

    sorry, of course i moved it to ~/.local/share/cinnamon/extensions/ :-)

  87. Dreami says:

    2 years ago

    Hello, unfortunately on my system it doesn't work. I downloaded the extension, unpacked it and moved it to .local/cinnamon/extension. Then i activated it in the Cinnamon Settings, but when i press Alt + Tab, i can only switch in a view like in windows. I made all steps twice, no change. Same thing with the older version. Can you help me? I'm using the last Version from Cinnamon in Linux Mint 12.

  88. dmo60 says:

    2 years ago

    New version is up with a bunch of changes and improvements! If you encounter any issues, please let me know. Changed the keybindings, added new shortcuts keyboard shortcut and mouse scrolling support, added a "looping animation" so that moving from one end to another looks a bit nicer, fixed Coverflow closing when pressing 'q' and made some major improvements to the animations themselves (see changelog). Next will be to implement the initial delay timeout, still facing some issues here and to add some new animation styles like carousel or win7 style.

  89. i23098 says:

    2 years ago

    Great! :) I'll definitely stay tuned :D

  90. dmo60 says:

    2 years ago

    I'm currently working on all of these points: The "looping" animation is already implemented. The issue with Coverflow closing when closing windows with 'q' is also solved. (If you wanna try it, you can have a look at the github repository, should be stable, but there might be some bugs.) I'm now working on the workspace windows only thing and after that I will launch the next version. Stay tuned!

  91. i23098 says:

    2 years ago

    Thanks for making this :) Just needs a few improvements: - Don't trigger the extension if someone just makes alt-tab really fast - Make windows flow in a circular way... so that they always flow :) It's a little annoying when you get to the end of the list it moves all the windows from one side to the other. - Just show the windows in the current workspace If you could implement them, it would become perfect ;)

  92. dmo60 says:

    2 years ago

    No, that's great. Thanks!

  93. bimsebasse says:

    2 years ago

    This has been added to the Cinnamon Extras PPA, please let me know if you don't want it to be: https://launchpad.net/~bimsebasse/+archive/cinnamonextras

  94. Hedgehood says:

    2 years ago

    Thaks for the extension. A small improvement could be to not close the extension when an application is closed by typing "Q". By this way, we could close several windows in the same time (today I have to open again cover flow to close apps one by one). Otherwise, it's a mandatory extension ! Thanks

  95. Danko8321 says:

    2 years ago

    Yes dmo60, good work. I like this extension a lot, but I would really like a way to make it configurable whether or not it cycles trough windows in all workspaces. I like the way it loook and it works pretty well for previewing windows, but I don't like it to show windows in all workspaces because it makes it a bit harder to 'alt+tab' for me, being used to the classic workspace-only 'alt+tab'. Is there any way I could configure it to only cycle through windows in the current workspace? Thanks and nice extension.

  96. krel says:

    2 years ago

    dmo60: Good job, the extensión works perfect for Cinnamon 1.4. The people as you make Cinnamon more beautiful. Thanks a lot.

  97. dmo60 says:

    2 years ago

    Thanks for your feedback! I fixed the problem with too long window titles and added support for Cinnamon 1.4. But I'm a bit busy at the moment, so I will look into the other issues later. @Coiby: That's because all extensions have to be updated to work with new versions of Cinnamon. I've just added support for Cinnamon 1.4, so redownload and install the extension and it will work again.

  98. Coiby says:

    2 years ago

    I wonder why it suddenly didn't work for me after using it for a few weeks.

  99. Sid32 says:

    2 years ago

    Two small issue, when the webpage address is too long the icon is pushed off the screen. The ideal solution would be for a character limit to be set. The other issue is that if I am looking a window and the window disappears, see update manager checking for updates the desktop gets stuck on a blank window.

  100. Nicram says:

    2 years ago

    It works great, without any problems for me. Great job! And thank You for share this :)

  101. Sid32 says:

    2 years ago

    Great. Would love if extension would cut off names of some websites as they can be so long they go off the screen.

  102. dmo60 says:

    2 years ago

    You're right, I can't do anything about it. I try to update the extension as soon as there is a new version of Cinnamon, but you either have to redownload it or modify the metadata file yourself. I'm thinking about providing a PPA so that it updates automatically through the update manager. But I have never done this before and have to read into the topic first :)

  103. roger64 says:

    2 years ago

    Working nicely with Cinnamon 1.3.1. Thanks a lot for it. However, as a "officially agreed" extension, it should automatically have been updated to 1.3.1 without the user having to silently modify its metadata.json file to get it workng again. I guess it's more of a Cinnamon problem than your extension problem.

  104. dmo60 says:

    2 years ago

    Thanks for the tip! I also applied it to the window icons, seems to improve the appearance indeed.

  105. Daniel4lm says:

    2 years ago

    Minor fix for this beautiful extension. Window label text is a little blurry (depending on the theme). Open switcher.js file and find lines 192 & 193. Change them as: this._windowTitle.x = Math.round((monitor.width - this._windowTitle.width + ICON_SIZE + ICON_TITLE_SPACING) / 2); this._windowTitle.y = Math.round(monitor.height * ICON_TITLE_POSITION / 8 - this._windowTitle.height / 2 - OFFSET);

  106. BrianHanson2nd says:

    2 years ago

    It started working, I figured it out to be a different extension, folder view, I think it's called. I had that in the extensions folder, and nothing would show in the Cinnamon settings, but when I removed that folder this became an option, and I must say, I REALLY LIKE IT.

  107. dmo60 says:

    2 years ago

    What version of Cinnamon are you using? (To find this out, open a terminal and type "cinnamon --version") Currently the extension only supports Cinnamon 1.2.0 . I didn't test it with other version, but you can try it by adjusting the "cinnamon-version" field in the metadata.json file.

  108. BrianHanson2nd says:

    2 years ago

    I've copied this into the extensions folder, and logged out and back in, and it doesn't show in Cinnamon settings. Am I just missing something blatently obvious? Linux Mint, Cinnamon, 64bit.

  109. z06gal says:

    2 years ago

    Great extension! Between this and the desktop effects that was offered in Cinnamon 1.2, I don't miss compiz quite as much. 5 stars from me ;)

  110. dmo60 says:

    2 years ago

    Or just open a terminal and type "nautilus ~/.local/share/cinnamon/extensions/". It should bring you there.

  111. dmo60 says:

    2 years ago

    Hi raphael, the "~" is a symbol for your home directory. ".local" is a hidden folder, so press "Ctrl + H" or select "show hidden files" from your file browser's menu to make it appear and then navigate to "share/cinnamon/extensions/". If the "extensions" directory doesn't exist, create it! Hope I could help you.

  112. raphael says:

    2 years ago

    I can't find this diretory ~/.local/share/cinnamon/extensions/

  113. bimsebasse says:

    2 years ago

    Brilliant - this should just be the way alt+tab in Cinnamon looks, simple and flashy at the same time.

  114. Daniel4lm says:

    2 years ago

    Excellent. This extension works perfectly (for the current stage of development).

  115. Augusto says:

    2 years ago

    Very useful. Nice work dmo60!

  116. itsjustarumour says:

    2 years ago

    Works like a charm - thanks! :)

  117. py_mint says:

    2 years ago

    absolutely amazing, if you can integrate icons as the opened window similar to Ubuntu's alt-tab feature where you press the space bar to preview the open windows, it'll make this app very very useful. 5-stars all the way!

  118. dmo60 says:

    2 years ago

    Thanks for the suggestions Clem, I will probably adopt that in future versions. @norbert: You're right, but a delay doesn't mean that there are no effects any more. Perhaps it would be a good idea to let the user set/disable such a delay. So don't worry, the extension will overall remain as it is.

  119. norbert says:

    2 years ago

    The peoples like compiz effects. We want alt-tab with effects, desktop cube, ant expo with effects. This extension work beautifully. I propose a new extention without effects. But I prefer this one... with effects.

  120. clem says:

    2 years ago

    Another thing I noticed, when you want to quickly shift between two apps you usually hit Alt tab very fast. When you do that you don't really want to see any effects/animations. Most alt tabs implement a minimum delay for this. It would be a nice addition to this extension.

  121. norbert says:

    2 years ago

    Yes... alt/shift/tab is here. Thanks.

  122. clem says:

    2 years ago

    Another suggestion would be to add the app icon on top of the label at the bottom. You can find the code for this in the overview code of Cinnamon (/usr/share/cinnamon/js/ui/workspace.js line 446)

  123. clem says:

    2 years ago

    Ah ah, great! :)

  124. dmo60 says:

    2 years ago

    Ok Alt-Shift-Tab now works! I'm sorry I didn't look deeper into the code before uploading it, it was just a minor issue with inconsistend namings. I fixed it, just redownload it.

  125. dmo60 says:

    2 years ago

    You're welcome :) Yeah, Alt-Shift-Tab doesn't work, I already noticed that. It doesn't work in Gnome-Shell either. I'll try to fix that someday, although I'm not very experienced with Javascript yet. But will definatly update it, if this gets fixed in the original gs-plugin.

  126. norbert says:

    2 years ago

    @clem it's perfect... not complicated, and it works with all the open programs (in all workspaces), not only is open in curent desktop. Perfect 10 for me!!!

  127. norbert says:

    2 years ago

    Thanks man... :)

  128. clem says:

    2 years ago

    Works great! It's a pity you can't select windows with the mouse or use Alt_Shift_tab to go back towards the left. If it gains these features it should become quite popular! :)