Keyboard Shortcut- Switch Windows?

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Keyboard Shortcut- Switch Windows?

Postby immothy » Thu Feb 09, 2012 1:50 am

Hi All, I am looking for a keyboard shortcut to switch between open windows in OpenOffice?

If anyone is familiar with windows office the command was apple-` on my mac. It was really effective and useful and I am surprised OpenOffice doesn't have it.

I tried modifying my keyboard shortcuts under the tools menu but couldn't find anything that worked.
I also tried looking for faqs and docs through search engines, and on this forum, under they keywords switch open document openoffice keyboard shortcut, but I couldn't find anything. I did come across this page ... paper.html , which says keyboard switching between documents was added as a feature but doesn't reference the actual shortcut.

Please help. This seems like such a simple command. Am I missing something obvious?
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Re: Keyboard Shortcut- Switch Windows?

Postby kingfisher » Thu Feb 09, 2012 3:26 am

Alt + Tab

There is a section in Help called "Shortcuts ( Accessibility)" from which this is quoted:

Help (F1) wrote:Calling a menu command
Press Alt or F6 or F10 to select the first menu (the File menu). With right arrow, the next menu to the right is selected; with left arrow, the previous menu.
Arrow down opens a selected menu. Any additional arrow down and up arrow move the selection through the menu commands. With right arrow you open any existing sub-menus.
Press Enter to execute the selected menu command.
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Re: Keyboard Shortcut- Switch Windows?

Postby Bill » Thu Feb 09, 2012 8:20 am

Switching can be done with keyboard shortcuts using the method suggested by kingfisher. I don't know if cycling through the windows by application like on your mac can be done in Ubuntu. In Vista, a utility program like VistaSwitcher is needed.
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Re: Keyboard Shortcut- Switch Windows?

Postby Hagar Delest » Thu Feb 09, 2012 9:00 am

With Ubuntu 11.10 and Gnome 3, you can use Alt + the key above Tab.
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Re: Keyboard Shortcut- Switch Windows?

Postby curlyhart » Sat Feb 10, 2018 3:56 am

command ` works for me on mac.
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