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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Removing a program from the Microsoft Windows 7's native window switcher

On Microsoft Windows 7, hitting ALT + TAB opens the Microsoft Windows 7's native window switcher. Is there any way to configure it in such a way that it never display windows from a given program? ...
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Windows 8.1 showing invisible windows when AltTabSettings=1

On my Windows 8.1 box, I have disabled both Aero Peek: and Corner navigation: and enabled Windows XP-style Alt+Tab navigation (by setting AltTabSettings=(REG_DWORD) 1 under HKEY_CURRENT_USER\...
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Switching between last active windows on a Mac

On Windows and Linux if I hit Alt-Tab it will bring forward the last active window of the application I was using. If I try to do this on a Mac, Cmd+Tab brings forward all the windows of the ...
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How to get two windows in one Alt + Tab?

I'd like to have two (or more) windows (preferably that I can adjust the size of rather than having to split 50/50) and attach them so that I can, use one Alt + Tab to get to both. For example: ...
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Win7 Show a window if computer idle

Is there a script, third party app or scheduleable task I could use to ALT&TAB to a specific window if the computer is idle for a pre-defined time?
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Holding down the Alt key for several seconds makes keyboard behave strangely

When I hold down the Alt button on my Keyboard for my than 5 seconds, my keyboard and mouse starts acting very strange. For example, when I try typing, none of the typing keys work. Some buttons do ...
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Just installed Windows 10 - alt+tab stops working a few seconds after boot

Yesterday I inserted a brand new SSD drive into my laptop and installed Windows 10 Enterprise. Most things work ok, and I am getting used to the new interface (coming from 8.1). However, alt+tab does ...
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Bizzarely specific alt-tab bug in Windows 10

I've had a very specific bug ever since I upgraded to Windows 10 that no one else I've spoken to has seen, and none of the other Windows 10 alt-tab questions or threads seem to cover. I often find ...
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gnome dual monitor different workspace

Is it possible to have different workspace on both of my screens in GNOME ? I don't want to mix the alt + tab application switching with applications in other screen, and there are already solutions ...
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How to switch focus from Citrix to other Windows applications using keyboard shortcut?

Using Alt+Tab one can switch between applications on Windows 7 64-bit. But once I switched to Citrix (Ver 12.3.0), the Alt+Tab is switching windows within Citrix. How can I switch back the focus to ...
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Slack - NotificationListView tab

When I use Slack, over time it creates more and more tabs (in my alt-tab view) that are called NotificationListView, but that I cannot either select or close them. It starts to clutter my alt-tab ...
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Windows 10 freezing upon pressing Alt+Tab

I have a strange issue whereby pressing Alt+Tab leads to my PC freezing. If multimedia is playing, I can hear the audio continue to play, but the mouse freezes and no keyboard shortcuts work, and the ...
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Using Vistaswitcher Exclusions with Bloomberg

I love Vistaswitcher but I can't seem to get the exclusion feature to work with my Bloomberg. The way the Bloomberg works, there are maybe 10 different function windows that open automatically, and ...
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Windows 10 ALT+Tab classic always activates file menu [ALT] of second window

First off I'm using the classic ALT+Tab dialog instead of the gigantic version that is the default in Windows 10. When I hold ALT and tap Tab to a window, like Notepad, the file menu is always ...
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Windows 10 Alt+Tab and Opening Programs Use Display That Mouses is on

I used to use Ubuntu for my web devlopment, but I've had to switch to Windows because of Windows being able to handle dual Nvidia cards much more nicely. Anyways, in Ubuntu, if I pressed Alt+Tab, the ...
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Disable “left swipe gesture / app switching” in Windows 10 on Surface 3

Is it possible to disable 'left swipe / gesture' or 'App Switching' in tablet mode on a Surface 3? I am Left Handed and whenever I use the 'Pen' in One note, my palm rests on the left hand edge and ...
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Make KDE's task switcher respect Alt+Shift+Tab - with HE/EN keyboard layout

I'm using KDE 4.14. on Fedora 20 (sorry, it's not my choice). Now, when I use Alt+Tab, I get the task switcher. Keeping the Alt down, I can select a task using Tab keypresses to scroll right. But ...
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VistaSwitcher exclusions - window title wildcards

I'd like to exclude all Firebug windows from alt-tab menu in VistaSwitcher. If I add a new exclusion and only use the process name parameter, I'll exclude all Firefox windows. So I'd like to narrow it ...
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Cycle through programs, not windows

I'm a OSX user who have to work with Windows7 based computers through work. I find the regular Windows alt + tab cycling quite messy when I have a lot of windows open. I wonder, is it possible to have ...
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Applications starting but not showing UI

I tried to start applications as usual from the Windows start menu. Over ~ 30 minutes, I got the following effects: applications with a GUI do not get shown any more. I can continue using GUI ...
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How do I make the alt-tab previews smaller in Windows 10?

When I do an Alt-Tab, I get a preview of all the programs I have open. I like this, but I would like the preview windows to be a bit smaller. At the moment I can only fit 5 preview windows in a single ...
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Switch between open application in windows using application name

Is there any way to switch applications in Windows by typing the application name? When I have many applications open I find Alt+Tab switching to be slower. Is there an alternate way to switch ...
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How to reinstall <alt>-<tab> after loss of it in Debian Wheezy linux?

After installing of a package (octave) with synaptic on Debian Wheezy I can not switch the tasks behind one window --- how can I change it to the original? Moreover together with that install synaptic ...
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How can I release the keyboard focus from a fullscreen citrix receiver?

When citrix receiver is fullscreen, Alt-Tab and any other hotkeys are forwarded to the server instead of being interpreted on the client. One can use the mouse to access the citrix menu top middle on ...
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My Alt + Tab menu looks and works oddly

I've had an issue for a while now which makes my Alt + Tab not work and function correctly. I can't: Click on it It displays items which are supposed to be hidden (?) It doesn't use the Aero theme ...
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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 I’...
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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 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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Alt-tab in Windows 8.1 looks like Windows XP [duplicate]

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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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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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. Here'...
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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 Ctrl+Alt+...
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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 ...