It is not uncommon for me to switch between my desktop and a single window rapidly (don't ask :p), and I always use Alt+Tab to switch between two windows. However, for some reason, the desktop is always last in line of all my windows when Alt+Tabbing, making it impossible to switch to the desktop as easily as to other windows whenever I have multiple windows open.

This is driving me crazy. Is there any way to make the desktop behave the same way as the other windows when I Alt+Tab between them? I just want to be able to Alt+Tab back and forth easily. I'm using Windows 8.

Ps, I know that there are other ways to quickly go to the desktop, but Windows+D takes time and effort each time. Taking my time to post on a forum is obviously a much better use of my time ;)

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    I think alt+shift+tab will switch to the last window on the list (desktop? I don't use Windows so can't test if it works) but if win+d takes too much time I'm not sure this is a solution. – Holloway Jan 15 '15 at 11:18
  • alt+shift+tab switches between tabs, such as within your browser. If it were indiscriminate, then it would have been a decent solution. I really just don't want to do something different to get to the desktop than to get to any other window. I could get used to using a different shortcut. – Maplestrip Jan 15 '15 at 11:23
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    I thought switching tabs used ctrl+tab? – Holloway Jan 15 '15 at 11:24
  • I think you have the answer to this at superuser.com/a/114058/26328. Haven't tried it though. – Gnutt Jan 15 '15 at 11:26
  • Alt+tab on XP doesn't have the desktop in its list at all. And I just screwed up: alt+shift+tab is the reverse of alt+tab, always selecting the desktop first and when the desktop is already on, it automatically opens the last-maximized window. I guess that works... – Maplestrip Jan 15 '15 at 11:31

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