I know alt + tab is handy, but doing web development on Windows XP can be difficult when I have to open something new, and it's in the far right, and I have Photoshop or something opened in the far left.

As far as I know, there is no way to reorder them natively, but is there something available that can?


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    If you ever upgrade to Win7, you're going to love it - that's built into the taskbar. Being able to pin software to the taskbar and rearrange them is just one of those little awesome bits that makes Win7 so great to use. – Jared Harley Jul 29 '09 at 5:01
  • I'm going to upgrade as soon as I upgrade my machine. – alex Jul 29 '09 at 5:48
  • @alex: no need to wait to upgrade your machine... win7 has about the same performance as xp on the same hardware – fretje Jul 30 '09 at 16:13

Taskbar Shuffle and Taskix both do this.

  • I've been using this for so long I forgot that I had it installed. It works so smoothly, you don't even realise that it's there :) – LeopardSkinPillBoxHat Jul 29 '09 at 4:20
  • It comes in very handy, shuffle is my preference. – John T Jul 29 '09 at 4:21
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    Taskix was very buggy when I tried it. Can't live without Taskbar Shuffle though. :) – Sasha Chedygov Jul 29 '09 at 4:46
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    Taskbar Shuffle is awesome! – alex Jul 29 '09 at 5:49
  • Taskbar Shuffle works wonderfully for those of us still stuck on XP, and it has a no-install zip version that will work in corporate environments where everything is locked down! – nerdherd Aug 27 '13 at 12:57

Shift+Alt+Tab will save you in your case. It'll jump to last opened window.

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    Actually, no, it will switch to the previously active window. Not at all the same thing as the last window opened. – Lawrence Dol Mar 24 '11 at 21:48

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