I'm a OSX user who have to work with Windows7 based computers through work. I find the regular Windows alt + tab cycling quite messy when I have a lot of windows open. I wonder, is it possible to have Windows just cycle through applications in an OSX manner, showing the last active window in the application?

Edit: What I want to achieve, preferably without installing any additional software (very restrictive company policies) is to cycle through the applications, not the open windows. I.e. I may have eight different PDFs open in Acrobat, but I want to just see Acrobat when cycling, not all the eight windows.

Edit2: Kind of the same way as you only see Chrome when cycling, you don't see your 263 open tabs as individual "cycling choices" :p

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    This questions seems to me to be a duplicate of an old question.. which is a community wiki and still unanswered. The only difference is that this question specifies "without additional software", but the other question would get a such answer it was possible. – Fulvio Sep 4 '15 at 15:57

Try Windows Key + Tab. That should work.

  • It's still cycling through all open windows, not the specific applications. – Holene Sep 4 '15 at 10:55
  • You have not specified about the specific applications requirement in the original question. Can you elaborate? – banavalikar Sep 4 '15 at 10:57
  • I'm not sure I understood your question right, but I've tried to elaborate my request. – Holene Sep 4 '15 at 14:17
  • Please can you post a screenshot of what you do in OSX? – banavalikar Sep 4 '15 at 14:18
  • Yeah, when I come home :-) – Holene Sep 4 '15 at 14:19

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