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In windows 7, when you press alt tab you get a list of windows and can cycle through them effectively. Is there a way to close the window you are currently on instead of actually going to that window and pressing the "x" or alt f4.

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There isn't a way to close the processes while in that view. –  Ramhound May 31 '13 at 20:35
    
There are some custom made alt-tabs replacing tools out there though. –  R-U-Bn Apr 9 '14 at 21:27

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By default, this is not possible as it is not programmed default functionality within Windows - however, there are a few 3rd party apps out there which extend the functionality of alt-tab.

That said, I am not sure I would trust most of them, so tread carefully.

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Alt+tab to the window you need to close. Holding alt press "Enter", it will focus selected window, then press F4 on the same alt. The most programs support "Alt+F4" as a way for quiting them. Don't release alt and you'll can keep on alt+tabbing.

So, MacOS can command+(tab→q→tab→q→tab→q...)

In Win7 alt+(tab→enter→f4→tab→enter→f4→tab→enter→f4→...) works fine for me.

And don't forget, you can use arrows to navigate through alttab context menu.

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Your sequence does not work for me in Win 7.... Wondering why? –  Prasanna Apr 12 at 13:37
    
Let me guess, Arrows doesn't work too? If simplified classic theme is chosen in the personalisation menu - sad, but true the method won't work. –  ponival Apr 12 at 13:51
    
Excellent !..... I changed to Aero themes and now It works...... Cool stuff –  Prasanna Apr 12 at 17:48

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