I'm using Windows 7 with ye good olde Windows 2000 style (I favor usability and space over fancy-pants aero and effects) and am looking for a way I can make the ALT-TAB-Control interactable with my mouse.

I generally have many many windows open, and pressing tab or shift-tab over and over again begings to really frustrate me, if i want to reach a certain program.

Of course, I could just select the program on my taskbar, but that takes even longer.

I really like the way mac os x has its alt-tab menu - more or less exactly the same, but I can select the program with my mouse.

Is there something like that for my environment?


If you press Alt+Tab and continue to hold Alt, you can use the mouse to click the item you want.

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  • Doesn't work for me. Do I need to activate this? – F.P Nov 8 '12 at 10:07
  • This functionality was introduced in Windows Vista, but it seems the "old-style" Alt-Tab may not have it. In that case your best bet may be an alt-tab replacement... – Graham Wager Nov 8 '12 at 10:17
  • I tried some replacements, but most of them rely on the "fancy" windows aero being activated, which I am absolutely not going to do. – F.P Nov 8 '12 at 10:27
  • If you don't want Aero, get Windows 8 :P – pratnala Nov 8 '12 at 12:08

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