While Gnome has to be ported in a Touch Screen Environment, -and lets face it, there is no other option- and while this reduces the quality and speed of mouse interaction -IMO in an acceptable degree-, at the same time, Gnome always improving its keyboard-navigation capabilities.
In Gnome 3.12 we will be able to navigate and select Windows, with Arrows!
- Hit <Super> to enter on Activities Overview
- Use the arrow keys to select an open window
- Hit <Enter> to leave the Overview Mode and bring that window into focus
Apart of the usability enchantment, this feature also brings a more natural/expected behavior.
This change comes for Shell 3.11.3 unstable release and closes bug #644306.
- Keyboard navigation of windows in Activities overview #644306