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0answers
113 views

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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0answers
38 views

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 ...
3
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0answers
104 views

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, ...
7
votes
2answers
225 views

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 ...
0
votes
3answers
225 views

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 ...
3
votes
1answer
270 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 ...
0
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2answers
360 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
101 views

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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3answers
2k views

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 ...
0
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1answer
377 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
167 views

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 - ...
0
votes
2answers
404 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 ...
1
vote
1answer
959 views

Bringing up the carousel of open windows

Windows has the familiar Alt+Tab key combination to switch between recently used windows. I've also seen it set up so that the right Alt key can be used to bring up a carousel of all open windows that ...
4
votes
2answers
279 views

Alt-Tab tool to switch to a window by typing its name [duplicate]

Is there a task switcher ā€“ a replacement for Alt + Tab on Windows XP or 7 ā€“ that enables switching to a window by typing part of its name?
6
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1answer
8k views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
52 views

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 ...
0
votes
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 ...
1
vote
1answer
880 views

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.
0
votes
3answers
136 views

Getting OS X's “Cmd + ~” functionality in Windows? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Mac-like alt-tab replacement for Windows 7? Is it possible to get OS X's functionality of "Cmd + ~" to work in Windows? For those that don't know, in OS X "Cmd + tab" ...
1
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0answers
89 views

Windows multi-monitor setup with seperated taskbars and alt-tabbing

I've found UltraMon and several other tools that will provide seperated taskbars, but is there a tool that will also seperate alt-tabbing behaviour for all monitors? Would be nice if it worked for XP ...
42
votes
3answers
36k views

Windows 7 ALT-TAB - How to turn off previewing the window [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Disable or delay alt-tab Aero Peek effect in Windows 7 In win7, when we hit alt-tab a nice preview comes up. This makes me happy. But if I linger just a moment too ...
19
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14answers
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 ...
6
votes
4answers
13k views

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 Iā€™d like to return to ...
3
votes
2answers
1k views

How to make a Alt+Tab and F5 hotkey in Autohotkeys

I want to create a hotkey which does the following: Alt+Tab and F5 when I press Shift+CapsLock in AutoHotkeys. How can I do that?
5
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2answers
3k views

Can I increase icon size in task switcher?

When Alt-Tab'ing in Windows 7, the size of the application thumbnails is quite small on higher resolutions. Especially with many applications running, imo it is hard to discern from the thumbnail ...
3
votes
7answers
2k views

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 ...
2
votes
3answers
2k views

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 ...