Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 7th Mar 2011 19:31 UTC, submitted by Debjit
Gnome I have to admit I've been struggling with this one for a while, most importantly because I haven't used GNOME 3 yet; I'm setting up my own little company right now, so time's a little short. As such, all I can do here is cover the arguments given - which, in my book, have both their strong as well as their weak points. Yes, GNOME 3 will not have buttons for minimising or maximising windows.
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alt+tab is sequential and respects the z-order. You can't gain direct access to a specific app with alt-tab. I always found alt+tab pretty close to useless.

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Have you tried Gnome Shell's implementation of Alt+Tab?

As long as you don't release Alt the application list is visible and you can use cursor arrow keys or even the mouse to select any application and even hover over applications to see the single window instances of each application (on any workspace, those not on current one neatly separated).
No seriality in selection is really forced upon you if you navigate the list by keys or mouse: it's basically like an auto-hiding overlay dock triggered by a key combination when it comes to application/window switching.

Now, an interesting question would be if it wouldn't make sense to unify this switcher with the dock you get in activities, from a UI perspective...

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