I am running Loki with 2 monitors. I have workspaces only on my primary monitor.

Also cycling through opened applications with Alt+Tab, I can only cycle through application on that workspace: Is there an option to cycle through all applications, including the ones from other workspaces ?

  • There's an answer in another post to solve the problem of workspace only on the primary monitor. I am still looking for an answer to the problem of cycling through opened applications with Alt+Tab on all workspaces ! Commented Sep 16, 2016 at 11:13

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Nope, without custom scripting, the OS only supports switching between windows in a workspace ("Switch Windows" in Settings > Keyboard) and switching between workspaces (org.pantheon.desktop.gala.keybindings cycle-workspaces-next), but not apps across all workspaces.

What you can do, however, is set "Show All Windows" in Settings > Keyboard > Shortcuts (also org.pantheon.desktop.gala.keybindings expose-all-windows), which will display every open window across all workspaces so you can choose the window you want.

  • *sigh* Still seems to be the case in 2023, although I haven't tested with elementaryOS 7 yet.
    – Kevin E
    Commented Nov 12, 2023 at 4:16

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