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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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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Windows 8.1 - metro apps in alt tab

By default, windows 8.1 shows both metro and desktop apps in the alt-tab switcher. However, somehow i turned metro apps off, and I can't find how to reset them. Does any body know where this option ...
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Remove application from Alt+Tab list in Unity

How do I remove a particular application (window) from Alt+Tab list? I want it to appear on my desktop, but don't be displayed in the switcher. I run Unity on Ubuntu 12.04. I use Workrave all 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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Alter cmd-tab behaviour on OSX to group Parallels applications?

When running a Parallels virtual machine (i.e. Windows 7), cmd-tab behaves as the Parallels icon showing the list of virtual machines (which can be closed) and a separate icon for each open Windows ...
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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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Replace Gnome3 alt tab with compiz window switching

It a great thing to show only one icon representing a group of windows on alt + tab , but its pain switching between those grouped windows. I know about ALT + ` and I don't even mind doing it but with ...
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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 ...
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Windows alt+tab with games not mru

Whenever I run a game, and then alt+tab, the behavior is correct. It switches to the last used program. However, when I alt+tab again from the last used program, I expect it to go back to the game, ...
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How to make Skype not come into the view on Windows 8 every couple of minutes? [duplicate]

I am using a Lenovo Yoga 13 with Windows 8 on it, and right now if I use the desktop, I don't know whether it is due to the trackpad's sensitivity and its "feature", or is it Win 8 doing it, the ...
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Alt + Tab works differently with multiple monitors

I notice, on Windows 7, that Alt + Tab works differently if you are using one monitor than if you are using two. With just one monitor it puts up a list and lets you cycle through the list. But with ...
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Need a program for using shortcut keys to switch between specific programs

Open programs: Chrome Dreamweaver Photoshop Requirements: Ctrl+C or Alt+C - Focus Chrome window Ctrl+D or Alt+D - Focus Dreamweaver window Ctrl+P or Alt+P - Focus Photoshop window I need a ...
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How can I remap a tablet hardware key to alt-tab?

My issue is that there's no way to alt-tab on a tablet running W8 Pro (NOT RT) when I'm in a full screen desktop application. I want to remap my screen orientation hardware key to Alt-Tab. However, ...
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While in a remote desktop session in Windows 7, alt-tab to go back to the host machine

I use alt+tab all day long to switch between windows. When I'm working remotely, I'll use Remote Desktop to log in to my Windows 7 PC at work. From the host machine, it's simple to alt+tab to switch ...
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Alt+Tab with mouse selection possible with the “Classic” theme? [duplicate]

I like the Windows Classic theme, but if I enable it, I lose the feature of selecting apps with the mouse when using Alt + Tab. Is there a way of using the classic theme at the same time as having ...
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How can I send a window to the end of the Alt-Tab list in Windows 8?

Up until upgrading to Windows 8, I would use Alt+Esc to make a window go to the end of the Alt-Tab list, and "get out of the way." For example, if my Alt+Tab list looks like: A B C D E With ...
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ALT-Tab box displaying “hidden” programs in Windows 8

Since yesterday, when I use the ALT+tab keyboard shortcut to switch between applications, I see my current running programs as usual but also five other "programs". Three of them don't display a ...
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Expanding Application Switching Paradigm Within Windows 7 to behave like RTS game?

Background: Within RTS games important buildings and units can often be grouped using a Ctrl+(0-9) combination. This combined with in-game hotkeys makes game 'productivity' (i.e. APM, EPM) extremely ...
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Alt + Tab (Switching windows) for Actual Multiple Monitors. Any suggestions?

For some reason, my alt tabbing (switching windows) doesn't work. I know it has something to do with Actual Multiple Monitors but I don't know why doesn't it work. It doesn't let me alt+ tab for ...
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Hide apps with closed windows from application switcher in OS X

I was wondering if there is a way to, when using OS X's (10.8) default application switcher (Cmd+Tab) to hide applications that don't have any windows open but are still running? For example, I'm ...
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controlling how UltraVNC handles ALT+TAB

Most of the time it ignores it and I am able to switch away from UltraVNC to another application. I like this behavior. However, occasionally it gets into a mode where - for no discernible reason - ...
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How to get Windows XP style default Alt-Tab behavior in Windows 7 without Administrator's privileges?

I'd like to get the to the more usable Windows XP style Alt+Tab behavior by disabling Aero Peek by default when using Alt+Tab and not have to press and release the second Alt key first each time I ...
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Is there a way to interact with the Alt-Tab window with the mouse?

I'm using Windows 7 with ye good olde Windows 2000 style (I favor usability and space over fancy-pants aero and effects) and am looking for a way I can make the ALT-TAB-Control interactable with my ...
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Can I remove apps from the “open apps” list on windows 8? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I exit a Modern UI app? in windows 8 when you swipe from the left edge you can rotate through "open apps". is there a way to remove apps from that rotation ...
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Is there a “run” command for Alt+Tab in Windows 7?

Is there a "run" command to access the Alt+Tab window switcher in Windows 7? Ideally, I'd like to re-assign the Alt+Ctrl+Tab persistent app switcher to another, less unwieldy hotkey. I know of ...
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Switching between non-suspended apps (with alt-tab?) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I switch between applications in Windows 8? In the Modern UI it seems we are encuraged to just go back to the start screen without closing an app we are using, ...