Remove Alt-Tab Delay on GNOME (Fix Switching Windows Too Slow)

Cyrus Kao
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For Ubuntu, CentOS, Fedora and other Linux distros using GNOME will probably face an issue that switching windows with Alt-Tab is really slow. That's because it has a 150 milliseconds delay by default. To remove the delay, there is an extension called remove-alt-tab-delay. It supports GNOME 40+ and legacy versions.

Remove Alt+Tab Delay v2
Remove Alt+Tab Delay v2


Install the extension from GNOME Extensions with browser addons (Chrome, Firefox) or install it manually:

git clone git://
mv -r remove-alt-tab-delay ~/.local/share/gnome-shell/extensions

Remember to log out and log back in after manually installed.

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I'm a full stack developer and GNU/Linux enthusiast from Taiwan. BTW, I use Arch.