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Having used Windows for 20+ years, I'm totally used to minimizing an app to effectively remove it from alt-tab order - that is, I "put it away" temporarily by moving it to the end of the list. This has stopped working in XP. Is there a way to restore it rather than switching to some over-the-top powertoy?

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My question exactly. When did this stop working in XP, and why? – Craig McQueen May 20 '11 at 0:40
    
Seems to still work for me (and I'm up to date with patches). Does it work for a simple app like Notepad? – Hugh Allen May 20 '11 at 1:33
    
No. I've noticed that minimised Firefox goes to the end of the list, but not any other programs (including Notepad). – Craig McQueen May 20 '11 at 2:55
    
I can’t figure out what you mean. How exactly is it “removed”? What happens now that you consider to be wrong? And what exactly do you mean by “end of the list”? – Synetech May 25 '11 at 18:57

Try Alt+Esc as a replacement, it have the same effect - to put the current item to the back of the Alt-Tab list.

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Thanks. That doesn't really answer my question, but I didn't know that before and it's good to know. – Craig McQueen May 26 '11 at 1:20
    
Alt-Esc wow that was manic. i'm surprised I survived that and found this page again! – barlop May 26 '11 at 15:40

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