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Windows has the familiar Alt+Tab key combination to switch between recently used windows. I've also seen it set up so that the right Alt key can be used to bring up a carousel of all open windows that can be cycled between without holding down the Alt key.

I don't know how make it do that, and wouldn't want to do exactly that in any case because I need the right Alt key for use as Alt.

I would love to be able to bring up the carousel of open windows by some other method (e.g. I could sacrifice caps lock for that purpose cheerfully enough). Is there any way to do that?

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You can do it by pressing Ctrl+Alt+Tab. On non-US keyboards that have the AltGr key, you can use AltGr+Tab which does the same. If you only have a right Alt key, you will have to use it in combination with Ctrl.

So Ctrl+LAlt+Tab and Ctrl+RAlt+Tab are the same on US keyboards.

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When you have AltGr, there is no need to additionally press Ctrl. AltGr+Tab invokes the functionality the OP asked for. – Oliver Salzburg Jul 21 '12 at 12:24
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Yep, sorry about that. I've corrected the answer. – user 99572 is fine Jul 21 '12 at 12:26

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