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 - 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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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 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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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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Can alt tab out but games wont show on alt tab list

When playing any game in fullscreen and I alt+tab out, there is no way to alt+tab back in as the game does not show up on the available programs list to alt+tab back into. For the most part I just ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Are there (free) alternatives to OS X task switching mechanism?

I find OS X task switching very annoying. Specially while using spaces. I'd like to be able to switch between windows regardless the app it belongs to, just like in Linux or Windows environments. I'd ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Is it possible to disable the command-tab application switcher in Mac OS X Lion?

This shortcut drives me crazy. I would like to remap command-tab for snippet insertion while coding, but the switcher gets in the way...
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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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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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How can i remove an app icon on mac's application switcher (cmd+tab menu)?

On Mac's application switcher I want to hide particular applications such as adium and terminal (especially terminal). Because I use them with global shortcuts and they're always running. Is there a ...
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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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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 ...
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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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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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Switch Ctrl and Alt with AutoHotKey without messing up the Alt-Tab switcher?

I want to switch the Ctrl and Alt keys in Windows XP. I created an AutoHotKey script that contains the following: LAlt::LCtrl RAlt::RCtrl LCtrl::LAlt RCtrl::RAlt This works, but the only problem ...
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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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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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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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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 ...