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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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 alt-TAB-...
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Is there any program or way to make Mac OS X's ⌘-tab behave like Windows' alt-tab?

Is there any program or way to make Mac OS X's ⌘(command)-tab behave like Windows' alt-tab? That is, instead of switching between applications, to switch between windows of all applications. I do ...
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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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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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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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Switching efficiently between windows, not apps, in OS X

Previous questions have asked "how can I efficiently switch between windows, not applications, in OS X"? (Switching windows on OS X, Switch between windows on Mac OS X? and others). The most ...
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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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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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How to prevent Gnome-shell's Alt+Tab from grouping windows from similar apps?

I love pretty much everything about how Gnome Shell handles app-switching through Alt+Tab. My one gripe with it, though, is how it forces the user to use Alt+` to switch between windows of the same ...
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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 ...
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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 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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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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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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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 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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How do I switch between applications in Windows 8?

What are some ways that I can switch between applications in Windows 8, using the keyboard and/or mouse?
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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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Mac-like alt-tab replacement for Windows 7? [closed]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Controlling how UltraVNC handles Alt + Tab

Most of the time UltraVNC ignores Alt + Tab, 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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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Juggling between 2 Chrome windows in Mac OS X

I open a lot of separate windows of Chrome on my Mac. However, juggling between two separate windows of Chrome doesn't work with Command+tab. When I press command+tab, only one instance of Chrome can ...
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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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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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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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Disable or delay Alt+Tab Aero Peek effect in Windows 7

In Windows 7 pressing Alt+Tab shows the transparent windows (Aero) effect. The screen change is distracting while I'm trying to figure out which window to switch to based on the thumbnail preview (...