I wanted to use ctrl alt tab along with the arrow keys to switch applications in windows 7. However due to some reasons, ctrl +alt+tab is not opening the prompt.


It is simply alt + tab to cycle through programs, shift + alt + tab goes backwards (left).

  • Alt-Tab will switch between apps Ctrl-Alt-Tab is supposed to open the app switching window and force it to stay open even if you release the keys so that you can select from the icons. – EBGreen Jul 8 '15 at 13:41
  • WinKey and Tab is nice too. (Aero must be enabled) – Moab Jul 8 '15 at 13:43
  • Yeah. Anything to be done for ctrl alt tab to work? For me it is not working? Alt tab and shift alt tab when a lot of windows open is very annoying – Suresh Jul 9 '15 at 1:41
  • My sticky keys is disabled. Is that the reason why ctrl alt tab not working? – Suresh Jul 10 '15 at 4:24
  • Sticky Keys is for extremely slow typers, it's almost an accessibility feature. You shouldn't need that to use ctrl-alt-tab. My Ctrl-alt-tab doesn't work either. – Jack Jul 10 '15 at 9:47

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