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Is there any way to send a single window to the back in Windows 7, so that it is under all of the other windows?

There is an application called "Send to back" that worked fine in Windows XP, but doesn't seem to do the job in Windows 7.

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Why would you wanna do that, in stead of just activating the window you need using alt-tab? – fretje Feb 8 '11 at 10:21
@fretje: because I have 50 windows open, and I know the one I want is right behind the one on top. – Nathan Fellman Feb 8 '11 at 11:03
@Nathan: Isn't the Alt+Tab list sorted by Z-order? In which case you would get the window you want after the first press. – grawity Feb 8 '11 at 14:14
@grawity: I have never been able to make sense of the Alt+Tab list. – Nathan Fellman Feb 8 '11 at 14:22
@Nathan: Okay, it seems it used to be just the Z-order but since Windows Vista a large list is (partially) alphabetically sorted. – grawity Feb 8 '11 at 14:49
up vote 25 down vote accepted

Try Alt+Esc.

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Wow, that's a new one! Thanks for sharing. – fretje Feb 8 '11 at 11:18
can I move it to another key? – richard Nov 23 '12 at 13:03
Alt-Esc does not always send the focused window to the bottom of the z-order stack in Windows 7. It is meant to cycle through the windows in the order they were opened. It might send the current window all the way to the bottom. Or it might not. Haven't exactly figured out the pattern. – BobStein-VisiBone Aug 30 '15 at 12:40

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