I have multiple monitors at a Windows 10 workstation and it makes Alt + Tab somewhat confusing. I often want to switch my focus to an application that's already visible on one of my monitors. If I use Alt + Tab it switches to the most recently used application which is not necessarily the one on the monitor I want. Finding the application I want in the Alt + Tab list is time consuming. Is there a shortcut to just focus the window on top on a different monitor without using the mouse? I rely heavily on keyboard shortcuts and avoid using my mouse.

NOTE: I'm aware that Winkey + Tab will separate applications by the monitor they're on, but it doesn't let me choose easily with the keyboard.

  • You mean other than just clicking it?
    – Tetsujin
    Oct 21, 2020 at 9:58
  • @Tetsujin - yes. I rely heavily on keystrokes when I'm working and try to avoid my mouse. Oct 21, 2020 at 9:59
  • Then you're asking your computer to be a mind reader, to know just exactly what you want without telling it.
    – Tetsujin
    Oct 21, 2020 at 10:00
  • What system are you on? From your note about CMD-TAB, I would guess you're using a Mac? Oct 21, 2020 at 10:00
  • @JeffZeitlin Windows, I just didn't know how to make the windows logo key in markdown Oct 21, 2020 at 10:14

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From the list of shortcuts at https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/12445/windows-keyboard-shortcuts, I don't think there's a shortcut to do what you're looking for.

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