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Prior to Windows 7 the system tray started focus from the left: WinEscTabTab

Windows 7 adds Win+B as an alternative, but starts focus from the right.

Is there a way to change it to start focus on the left?

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Are you sure you are not getting left and right mixed up? It started focus from the left in both cases over here. I never figured out how to access the system tray using only the keyboard before, so thanks for that. –  paradroid Apr 19 '12 at 17:50
    
Positive about left/right. Been doing it that way for 15 years. –  Brian Tkatch Apr 19 '12 at 17:52
    
OK, it must be a plugin or setting. Probably Classic Shell. –  Brian Tkatch Apr 19 '12 at 18:04
    
@BrianTkatch - It also starts focus on the left for me, on the small Show Hidden Icons up-arrow (I'm not using Classic). Note: Win-B has apparently been around since XP - also mentioned in this answer –  Geoff Apr 19 '12 at 18:49
    
Win-B does not work on my home XP box. I appreciate the confirmation for the focus start. It must be something on my end. I don't seem to be able to close this thread without someone answering first. –  Brian Tkatch Apr 19 '12 at 19:01
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After verification, the problem was to be at my end. It is most likely the Classic Shell plugin, and i will have to pursue a fix there.

Thanx everyone for verifying. It set me on the right track!

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