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README.md

Switcher

Switcher is a Gnome Shell extension for quickly switching windows by typing.

An animation of how the extension works

Installation

Download from https://extensions.gnome.org/extension/973/switcher/ or checkout to the correct place as

cd ~/.local/share/gnome-shell/extensions
git clone https://github.com/daniellandau/switcher.git switcher@landau.fi

You can then enable the extension with Gnome Tweak Tool.

How to use

Use the configured hot key (w by default) to open the switcher and start typing a part of the name or current title of the window you want. Hit the Esc key to cancel and the Return key to activate the window at the top of the list.

Contributing

Contributions are welcome and I will try my best to answer quickly to all suggestions. If you start working on something mentioned in TODO.md, let me know so I don't scoop you.

License

This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

Aknowledgements

As there is no really good central place to find documentation on writing Gnome Shell Extensions I'll list here where I got information from.

The icon is based on the "Restore Window" icon by Lloyd Humphreys from the Noun Project, used under a CC-BY version 3.0 license.

I thank my employer Futurice for providing monetary sponsorship for this work through the Spice Program