Alt+TAB is used in Windows or Linux graphic interfaces (such as KDE or GNOME) to switch between open programs and applications.

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Redundant Wine Icons in Many Programs under Wine on Debian (KDE)

I have a wine problem as shown in the image below. All the wine icons (all 3) are due to the launch of the OriginLab (the most left one icon). When you switch to these wine icons, they generally do ...
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How to make the windows alt-tab task switcher appear on the screen the pointer is at

I have a Windows 7 setup with two screens. I often use alt+tab to switch between windows but the app switcher dialog always appears on the main screen, which may be a different screen from the one ...
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switch to x server window using alt tab program switcher

For x server (Cygwin X server hosted on windows platform) the alt-tab program switcher does not work. The x server window (in my case gvim) does not show up in the list of windows when using alt-tab. ...
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Alt +Tab broken in Windows 8.1

alt+tab stopped working correctly at some point. The selected app will not rise to the top. It will stay under whatever window is currently selected. Edit: I don't think this is alt+tabb anymore. ...
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Alt+tab Windows 8.1 automatically switches to the marked app before I release the ALT button

When Alt+Tab - in, Windows 8.1 don't wait for me to release the Alt key. If I keep pressing TAB - no problem, I keep switching. But as soon as I don't press tab (or some other key) for 2 seconds, ...
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ALT-TAB showing program with blank name

A program seems to appearing on my desktop; I don't know the related process. But it appears as a blank box, on my desktop. It also appears with in the Alt+Tab, without a "name". I want to try ...
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Firefox moves to monitor with mouse when activated? (e.g alt-tab)

On Linux, (Fedora 21), when I activate firefox through alt-tab, it tends to move the window to the monitor that the mouse is on. This is somewhat annoying because I actually use firefox mostly via ...
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Windows 7 Alt-Tab program auto-cycle on ThinkPad T440s

I have followed this issue regarding the program auto-cycle when Alt-Tab is pressed with great interest, and tried many of the suggested solutions, some of which work and some don't. I found the ...
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Alt and AltGr randomly stop working

I can't make combos such as AltGr+2, Alt+Tab and Ctrl+Alt+Delete. I'm using a normal windows 7 (there's not virtual box installed or anything).
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VirtualBox Ubuntu Guest OS Doesn't Capture Keyboard

I have Ubuntu 14.04LTS 32-bit running as a VirtualBox guest OS on a Windows 7 64-bit OS. The auto capture keyboard feature is enabled in VirtualBox's preferences so that Alt-Tab keystroke combination ...
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Sometimes ALT modifer is stuck in Rdesktop

I'm using rdesktop 1.8.3 (though this has been happening with older versions as well), under linux (Gentoo) and Gnome 3.12 (though this has been happening with older versions including Gnome 2). When ...
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Alt-tab in Windows 8.1 looks like Windows XP

I have a new Lenovo laptop with Windows 8.1, and the alt-tab dialog looks like Windows XP. Like this: instead of like this: It also contains a bunch of default icons that don't display a name. ...
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Aero-peek looses my focus

I like Aero-Peek more than Alt-Tab because new windows 7 semitransparent window is very distracting. I cannot understand which window I am switching to. I therefore try to learn Win+Tab instead of ...
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Alt+tab: How do I get the desktop to behave the same way as other windows?

It is not uncommon for me to switch between my desktop and a single window rapidly (don't ask :p), and I always use alt+tab to switch between two windows. However, for some reason, the desktop is ...
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Only one Visual Studio instance when Alt-tabbing

I have an annoying problem that is either rare or I just can't find the right keywords to describe it to Google. I use W7, and always have several Visual Studio (2013) instances opened at once. I ...
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Unite windows to show them by Alt-Tab

I use several related windows for work, tilted at foreground as an entire complex workspace. Then I press Alt-Tab to switch to the browser, my workspace windows got lost: one appears while others are ...
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Restore old Windows XP behavior of ALT-TAB?

I remember that some time ago (WinXP?) a simple ALT-TAB always and continuously switched back and forward between the last two windows. Unfortunately now (Windows 7) this does not work anymore: Now, ...
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Change Alt+Tab appearance in Windows 8

I have the exact same issue discussed at this Superuser thread, but the solution is not satisfactory to me. To recap the problem, I hate the new fancy Alt+Tab interface introduced in Windows 7, and ...
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How to make Alt+Tab switcher in gnome shell show on the monitor with cursor?

I have dual monitor setting. Now with gnome 3.14 the Alt+Tab switcher show in the monitor with the panel. But I want it to show where my cursor so that I can select quickly, is it possible? I also ...
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Why is the windows 7 AeroPeek alt+tab fix not working on this machine?

This is a challenging problem requiring help at the level of a Windows GURU. Basically, I want win-XP like alt+tab behavior in my win-7 machine. Have a look at this previous discussion (and as a ...
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TeamViewer doesn't catch Alt+Tab in Linux Mint (Mate)

When I run Teamviewer on Windows, when I press Alt+Tab, TeamViewer catches it and sends it to the remote OS, which then switches its windows. But when I'm running Teamviewer on Linux Mint (Mate) and ...
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Windows 8.1 Alt-Tab bug in specific programs

Whenever I am in a game of "League of Legends" and I try to alt tab, windows 8.1 generates extra programs that are not open, and if I accidentally select some of them, windows 8.1 will open them. ...
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Ubuntu VM doesn't recognize Alt-Tab anymore

I run Ubuntu 12.04 64-bit inside a VirtualBox VM with Windows 7 Enterprise x64 as host. I just upgraded VirtualBox from 4.3.10 to 4.3.12. I'm not entirely sure if it's due to the upgrade, but my ...
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ALT+TAB doesn't work properly in Windows 8.1

Holding ALT+TAB will activate the flip 2D to switch from a window to another. The problem is that this function remains active for a very short time and I'm not able to select the window I want in the ...
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I've misconfigured Windows so that Metro apps are no longer shown in the Alt+Tab switcher. How can I undo my mistake?

By default, Windows 8.1 shows both Metro apps (Windows Store apps) and desktop apps in the Alt+Tab switcher. However, I have somehow changed some setting so that Metro apps are no longer shown in the ...
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Windows 8.1 : alt-Tab icons missing from thumbnails unpredictably

Too often when I hit alt-Tab in Windows 8.1 (Pro, 32bit) I get say 2.5 rows of thumbnails but all without icons in their bottom right corner, which makes it far less clear where to switch to. The ...
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Ctrl, Alt, etc. not working until I press Esc on Windows 8 HP ProBook 6570b

Issues I am facing: Alt-tab works only when I press it twice Ctrl + X works only after I press Esc. Also I noticed while I was playing a game, if I press left key the control goes to the extreme ...
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Firefox - Focus menu on alt+tab

I'm having a strange issue with firefox 25.0.1 on my desktop computer. Whenever I alt+tab to firefox, it automatically displays top menu bar and highlights "file". As a result of this, the focus from ...
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On Windows, how to set a keyboard-shortcut for focusing a process' window?

Scenario: I have open Firefox A and Firefox B and putty A and putty B. I'd like to be able to attach a custom global keyboard shortcut for focusing either of these windows. For example, set ...
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Disable Windows 7/8 Alt+TAB *preview* (entirely)

When Alt+TAB-ing Windows shows a list of icon previews, and, after a second or so, shows the actual window selected behind this list (a feature called Aero Peek). I just want to see that window ...
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Cmd+Tab App Switcher is on the wrong monitor

I have an external monitor connected to my laptop, and the external monitor is set as the primary display. My problem is that sometimes after I've connected the monitor, the App Switcher still shows ...
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How do you remove metro apps from alt-tab?

is there a program or setting to prevent metro apps from showing up in the alt-tab display? And if not, is there a specific windows dll or exe that handles alt-tab functionality?
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Making always-on-top windows follow the same MRU order as other windows

Note: I'm using Windows 7 with the classical alt-tab style, ie the registry key AltTabSettings set to 1. I want to use MRU (most recently used) ordering of windows in the alt-tab list. However, ...
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Change “Show Desktop” to “Minimize All”

I'd like to use Alt+Tab a lot when I'm programming under Windows. It's the quickest method to switch between windows. However, there's one annoying thing about this, and that is when I switch over to ...
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Is there a way to disable Alt Gr + Tab in Windows 7?

I have a ERP software here that used the short cut Alt Gr + Tab in certain windows to jump between different tables. In WinXP this worked fine, now after upgrading to Win7, this does the same thing as ...
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Can't alt-tab, can't click on programs in the taskbar when I preview them

I am having this problem with alt-tabbing where if I alt-tab the program switcher shows up, but it flashes so fast that you can't read it and it also does not actually alt-tab, it stays on the same ...
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switch opened windows between two or more monitors?

Is there a shortcut to switch opened windows between two or more monitors? (i.e. Win 1 opened on Monitor 1 is now switched w/ Win 2 opened on Monitor 2 and vice-versa). I know: Alt+Tab: But does not ...
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Mac Default Alt-Tab Switcher places Cursor in Middle of Apps List (not left side / MRU)

The task switcher is correctly placing the Most Recently Used apps on the left. But the cursor is in the middle. So it is necessary to hit arrow key a few times. Apparently this behavior is not the ...
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Use camera to control applications on Mac OSX

Is there a way I can use the camera on my Macbook Pro to control the applications on my desktop? I would like to be able to wave to use waving gestures to change between apps, show the app expose, ...
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Alt+Tab to Desktop in XP like in Vista/7

Is there any way to add the empty desktop entry to the task switch list to switch to it with alt+tab in windows xp? Like in windows 7. I know this is not (or at least not public/documented) part of ...
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Disable MRU in Alt+Tab task switch

Is it possible to disable most-recently-used ordering of windows' task switching (alt-tab) and use cycling instead? ie., always the same order (no matter how you use, independent of z-order). I found ...
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How to disable Alt-Tab shortcut in VMPlayer?

I want to send Alt-Tab to my windows host OS when working out of the guest OS on VM player. At the minute it gets trapped by the guest OS. Anyway to disable sending it to the guest (RedHat)?
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Fast application switching in XMonad

I often have several applications open across several workspaces in XMonad. I'd like to be able to switch between them without hunting; specifically, I'd like to be able to type something that ...
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Windows Shortcut/Utility to switch between application windows

From using GNOME and MacOS, I'm accustomed to have Alt+` to switch between windows of one application and Alt+Tab to switch between applications. I have not yet found any setting or utility which ...
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Windows of applications fail to come 'to front'.

I am running Windows 7, 64 bit, and for the longest time, I have has this problem where windows of my various applications will repeatedly fail to come 'to the front' when I click on them. Needless ...
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How to switch to a certain Window in OS X (opposed to application switching) using keyboard shortcuts?

On a normal day I have several different windows open of all my applications. But for the sake of simplicity I will name one simple example: Chrome A left side of the screen (documentation) Chrome B ...
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Switching to the last application not working in Windows 7

In Windows 7 I can not switch to last app using a keyboard shortcut (possibly ALT+TAB). Current scenario: I have 1 Word 2007 document opened. I start Total Commander and open another Word document ...
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Windows 7 - “Alt-tab” gadget or application to show miniatures of all open apps in a window

I'm looking for some kind of persistent "alt-tab" window, which woul allow to see miniatures of active windows, as the Alt+Tab shortcut does (but can't be always shown AFAIK). Some ideas or cool apps ...
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Minimize a window using Alt-Tab on Windows

Is it possible to minimize a window using Alt+Tab on Windows? On a Mac, when using Alt+Tab and a window is selected, I can hit the H key to hide a window, so I was wondering if I could do the same on ...
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Switching applications on a single desktop on mac

Cmd + tab only allows us to switch between all the applications. Once I have moved the less used applications on a different desktop on my mac I dont want to see them in the application switcher as it ...