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On 11/24/2013 11:47 AM, Cley Faye wrote:
2013/11/24 Michael Shiloh <>


Sometimes during my presentations I need to show another program e.g. a
web browser or a programming language window.

I read somewhere that <alt> <tab> should allow me to switch between
applications even during a slide show, but while <alt> <tab> works for me
normally, it does not work during a slide show.

I don't care whether I use  <alt> <tab> or some other sequence, as long as
I can easily switch between applications and come back to my slide show
where I left off.

Any suggestions?

I'm on Ubuntu 13.10, Libre Office

​Hm. Alt+Tab should work (it does for me), but I'm not on Unity, so who
know :)

Anyway, what *might* work is switching to a different desktop. It might be
something like Ctrl+F2. On KDE, both ways works (I'm more in favor of
switching desktop, because in this case it's possible to prepare the
content beforehand). On Unity (or other WM), this second solution might
work where Alt+Tab doesn't.

Thanks for the quick reply. I set up shortcuts for workspace switching and that works perfectly. Now I can switch between my presentation and my Arduino IDE quickly.

(I originally installed Xubuntu and then added the Gnome desktop and Unity, and every so often I run into some oddness that may be caused by not having installed Gnome from the start. So far it's not been enough of a nuisance to re-install)


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