I installed classic shell a few days ago and uninstalled it. Now a leftover problem is that the task switcher (alt + tab) only shows app icons (probably XP style?). I tried to find out how to switch back to default look but couldn't find where to configure it anywhere. Where can I configure this?
There is a method using the Registry Editor that can do this. I do not recommend registry editing but it appears that it can be done.
Here are the main steps you may need for this operation:
How to enable old 'Alt + Tab' shortcut using Registry
To enable the legacy Alt + Tab shortcut style on Windows 10, use these steps:
Warning: This is a friendly reminder that editing the Registry is risky, and it can cause irreversible damage to your installation if you don't do it correctly. We recommend making a full backup of your PC before proceeding.
Search for regedit and click the top result to open the Registry.
Browse the following path:
Quick tip: On Windows 10, you can now copy and paste the path in the Registry's address bar to quickly jump to the key destination.
Right-click the Explorer (folder) key, select New, and click on DWORD (32-bit) Value.
Name the key AltTabSettings and press Enter.
Double-click the newly created DWORD and set the value from 0 to 1.
Click the OK button.
- Restart your computer.
Once you complete these steps, you can use the Alt + Tab keyboard shortcut to switch between running applications using the legacy interface.
If you want the modern task switcher back, you can always revert the changes by using the same instructions, but on step No. 8, change the DWORD value from 1 to 0, or delete the AltTabSettings key, and restart your computer.