How can I make the Windows app switcher work for something other than ALT+TAB, for example I would like it to work for CTRL+TAB.
You can use AutoHotkey for this purpose:
Please note that Ctrl-Tab is interpreted by many programs to change tabs or Application-internal windows. These programs won't receive the key presses anymore if you follow the steps below.
AutoHotkey is a script interpreter, therefore you need to
- Install AutoHotkey
- Write your own script file (.ahk extension). In your case it just needs to contain one line:
LControl & Tab::AltTab
It tells AutoHotkey that you want to hold down left-control then press tab.
- Start your own script. It will show up as a small green icon at the lower left corner and wait for you to press keys.
- Optionally start your script at every Windows reboot. One way to do this is the Autostart folder. Press Windows + R and run this:
shell:startup. In the folder window, place a shortcut to your script file from step 2.