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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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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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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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264 views

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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423 views

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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648 views

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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310 views

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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106 views

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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603 views

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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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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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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312 views

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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1answer
193 views

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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2answers
431 views

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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1answer
223 views

Permanent Alt-Tab error causes me to force restart on Laptop

Ok, I have a problem with my Alt-Tab in windows 7 on my Dell XPS Laptop. Whenever I use Alt-Tab the bar that comes up with all the options to select doesn't go away and I cannot select any of the ...
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269 views

Why are some Windows in ALT-TAB preview are empty white frames?

In Windows 7, when alt + Tab ing between windows, some windows are previewed and show their contents. Others appear as an empty white frame with a blank title bar. When rotating through the windows ...
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1answer
169 views

Windows 7 hotkey to focus running application

I know how to hotkey an application from the Taskbar, but if the application is already running, and I don't want to start another instance of that application, is there a way to hot key to it? I know ...
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0answers
153 views

Can background window focus on mouseover be configured to update the Alt+Tab order?

I'm using Windows 7's focus follows cursor model, without raise to front. Unfortunately, the Alt+Tab MRU order isn't updated to reflect the focus change. Here's the behavior (^ indicates focus in ...
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1answer
890 views

How do I make Alt-Tab show a visible window that has no taskbar?

In Windows 7, does Alt+Tab now only display windows that have a taskbar button? Windows without a taskbar button are not showing up in the Alt+Tab list. This is somewhat annoying to say the least. ...
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1answer
458 views

On Windows, is there any way to remove the desktop icon from the alt-tab menu? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Remove Desktop entry from Alt+Tab list I've recently begun using Windows 7, and I don't like having the Desktop showing up as another application in the alt-tab menu. ...
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1answer
217 views

Window switching Mac OS way in Windows 7? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there an alternative to Exposé for Windows? I love the way windows are auto arranged in Mac OS as the below screenshot. Though, I'm a Windows OS user so I'm ...
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1answer
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Applications randomly alt-tab? (especially full screen games)

I'm not sure when this began, how it happens, or why it happens, but it is quite bothersome and apparently random. Just randomly throughout the day my computer will just go to the desktop. I could be ...
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468 views

Ignore a certain window for Alt-Tab

Is it possible to tell a Windows7 application to not appear in the alt-tab list? I often run a VirtualBox virtual machine, and if I don't pay attention (happens often, sigh), I'll switch to the VM ...
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Changing windows stops working in Windows 7

Sometimes alt-tab doesn't work after a fresh boot into my Windows 7 Pro x64 install. Clicking on the windows in the taskbar doesn't change window either, it just makes them flash as if they need ...
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1answer
175 views

How to show toolwindows in Alt+Tab switcher?

In Windows 7, the Alt+Tab menu shows a switcher with thumbnails of each application window, however some windows such as toolwindows (e.g. WS_EX_TOOLWINDOW ) are excluded. Is it possible to enable ...
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1answer
859 views

alt-tab alternative different from VistaSwitcher for Windows 7

hi all i want to find an alternative to alt-tab different from VistaSwitcher. The reason behind this is that the standard alt-tab of windows 7 has a very anoying bug that isn't fixed yet and ...
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794 views

Alt-Tab sometimes switches out of full screen Remote Desktop

I'm using Windows 7 64-bit Home Premium locally and Windows 7 Enterprise remotely via Remote Desktop. The RD window is full screen. Sometimes, when I press Alt-Tab, it is processed by both the remote ...
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2answers
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Why alt-tab stays behind Windows 7 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Windows 7 alt-tab window disappears to back when aero peek is enabled I have a very annoying problem that appears randomly. Sometimes it works fine sometimes it doesn't. ...
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1answer
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How to enable Show Desktop in Alt-Tab for classic themes in Windows 7?

Show Desktop item does not appear in Alt-Tab if the theme is not Windows 7 Basic.
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Windows 7: Alt-tab not activating window sufficiently to indicate “I've seen this” (Maybe just in Windows Live?)

Many applications when run in Windows 7 change the application's taskbar alerts to indicate changed state - but once you've clicked the window, they return to normal. The primary place I see this is ...
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223 views

Getting GTalk and Alt-Tab to play nice

I'm running GTalk on Windows 7, and it refuses to work properly with Alt-Tab. Let's say I've got 2 message windows open (msg1 and msg2) and the contact list, as well as Firefox. Alt-tab from Firefox ...
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438 views

alt+tab on Windows 7 remoting to Windows XP

I am remoting into Windows XP, from a Windows 7 client using regular remoting client that comes with Windows. in the options, it is set to use alt+tab on remote machine in fullscreen mode (which I ...
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Windows 7 alt-tab window disappears to back when aero peek is enabled

There is a strange bug with Aero Peek and Alt-Tab where the Alt-Tab window itself is sent all of the way to the back, and is obscured by whatever window may be being previewed in front of it. While it ...
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1answer
812 views

Alt-Tab alternative for Windows 7 similar to linux mint

Is there an Alt+Tab alternative for Windows 7. That works something like the one in Linux Mint. Wherein you can choose the way you switch applications. In Linux Mint. If you have already tried it. ...
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1answer
380 views

Alt-tab with text filter in Windows 7

Is there a way to do an alt-tab type action but where you can quickly filter the list of open programs with a text search of the title? For example, I have about 30-40 windows open and I know the one ...
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8k views

Mac-like alt-tab replacement for Windows 7?

Is there an alt-tab replacement for Windows 7 that works in the same manner as command-tab and command-tick (tilde) on OS X? Requirements: 1. Completely keyboard-shortcut-based, no mouse action ...
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Customizing Windows 7 alt-tab Experience

New Windows 7 User here (Mac OS X user, Windows XP if I have my choice in a windows only environment) Is there a way to customize the Windows 7 Alt-Tab user experience? Ideally I’d like to return to ...
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2answers
308 views

Microsoft mouse like windows switcher (or anything usable)

I tried "Switcher" and the new switcher by NTSoft... but none of them are for my taste. I want to have a switcher like what you get with an Intellimouse by Microsoft. You know, press the button and ...
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Getting back the old alt-tab windows switching behavior in Windows 7?

When you run more than 6 applications on Windows 7 and you press alt-TAB, icons representing the first 6 applications and the desktop appear on the first row of the grid and you can cycle with ...
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3answers
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Remap alt-tab to behave like win-tab

Just a quick one I hope -- is there any way in Windows to make alt-tab behave like win-tab? I've poked and googled and not found anything, so assuming there isn't ... but if anyone knows of a way, ...
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1answer
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Windows 7 AltTab tweaking

Is there a way to increase the size of thumb images on classic Windows 7 alt-tab. I am not looking for a replacement tool.
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3answers
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Remove Desktop entry from Alt+Tab list

Is it possible to remove the entry for the desktop from Windows 7's Alt+Tab list? So far I have found a post telling me to add an entry to the registry: ...
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7answers
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Disable or delay alt-tab Aero Peek effect in Windows 7

In Windows 7, alt-tab shows the transparent windows effect. It is bugging me because the screen change is distracting while I'm trying to figure out which window to switch to from thumbnail preview ...
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7answers
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Windows 7 - Faster applications/windows switcher, e.g., by typing application's name? [closed]

I sometimes have many running applications and switching between them with Alt+Tab becomes very tedious. I would like to be able to switch between tasks/windows more quickly. The perfect solution for ...
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3answers
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Change the color of the current window box in the Alt-TAB menu in Windows 7/Vista

I don't know about you guys but I've always had this beef with Windows 7 and Vista. When pressing Alt-TAB, with Aero enabled, the Alt-TAB bar appears with a border around the window you're about to ...
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5answers
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Windows 7 Alt+Tab transparent windows effect delay

In windows 7 when browsing through the alt+tab thumbnails, lingering on one thumbnail for a second will engage the Aero-Peek effect causing every window to be transparent except for the chosen window. ...