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Alt+Tab cycles to all windows, including minimized ones.

Apparently Alt+Esc does something similar, again including minimized applications.

Can I somehow cycle through all open desktop windows, skipping minimized ones?

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Without a hack or a third party software this is not possible. – Devid Sep 4 '13 at 10:06
@Devid thanks, please post it as an answer and I'll accept it (until eventually some good solution to do it appears) – o0'. Sep 4 '13 at 10:13
up vote 3 down vote accepted

Unfortunately without a hack or a third party program you won't be able to do this in Windows.

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alt+esc does something better but not exactly what I wanted (I mentioned it in the question). – o0'. Sep 4 '13 at 10:19

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