The cool-tab extension is a replacement for Alt-Tab. Basically an improved version of the alternate-tab extension by Thomas Bouffon. All of the following improvements can be turned off individuality in the configuration section of extension.js:

  • shows only windows of the current workspace
  • shows also (non-modal) dialog windows
  • maintains aspect ratio of window thumbnails
  • shows application name instead of window title. Alternatively shows name and title.

The extension was tested with GnomeShell 3.0.1 and 3.0.2.

Known Problems

  • Like alternate-tab this extension gets into problems if there are more windows than fit in one line on the screen. However, its just a graphics bug, you can still switch windows.