I remember that some time ago (WinXP?) a simple ALT-TAB always and continuously switched back and forward between the last two windows.

Unfortunately now (Windows 7) this does not work anymore: Now, to continuously switch back and forward between the last two windows, requires me to first press ALT-TAB, then ALT-TAB-TAB, then again ALT-TAB, then ALT-TAB-TAB, etc.

This is annoying, because often instead of ALT-TAB-TAB I press ALT-TAB or vice versa.

Is there a way to go back to the old setting where I simply always had to press just ALT-TAB to continuously go back and forward between the last two windows?

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Alt Tab always works for me. And I have Windows 7.

You must have changed something to make it different. Hard for a girl to guess what that might be.

Did you try system-restore and going back to before it changed?

  • Thanks for your answer. It changed a long time ago. Are you sure you have carefully read my question and completely understood its details? Commented Nov 21, 2014 at 2:03

I found a utility which gives me the exact desired behavior I described in my question:



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