Questions tagged [alt-tab]

Alt+TAB is used in Windows or Linux graphic interfaces (such as KDE or GNOME) to switch between open programs and applications.

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Switch to any “Not responding” window

Sometimes apps do heavy and long tasks: calculations, updates, etc. This is not about some specific app: most of apps have such conditions, depends of app code, hardware performance and moon phase. At ...
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Is it possible to search and activate currently open application window titles on Windows 10?

I usually have lots of apps and windows open and minimized on my desktop, and sometimes it is hard to find the exact one I need. So it would be handy to be able to search through them and bring the ...
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How to configure Alt + Tab to switch between any instance of any application opened in any workspace on Ubuntu Focal Fossa 20.04?

I'm back to Ubuntu since it is back to Gnome. When I used other Gnome distros, I could switch between two Terminal windows using Alt + Tab no matter the workspace they were. Ubuntu 18.04 introduced a ...
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Alt-tab switcher interrupting multiplayer games

I am having a problem with the alt-tab switcher popping up and interrupting games and it is driving me crazy! I will be seriously indebted to anyone who can help solve this for me. Here's some ...
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Windows 10 shows weird Apps in Alt+Tab Menu

when i use Alt-Tab in Windows 10 Pro, i do not only see the active Windows, but also a bunch of other "Apps", like "Window", "Microsoft Text Input" and "Start". The Screenshot shows my Alt-Tab Menu ...
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Ubuntu: how to show alt-tab in both monitors?

I have two monitors and I use Ubuntu 18.04. As you can see in the picture the alt-tab window does show in the primary monitor only. Is it possible to show the alt-tab "Switch Windows" in both ...
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Can i enable Alt + Tab when a key is pressed

I need to have the ability to turn Alt + Tab on and off. Is there a way to do that via AHK. I know how to disable it but reverse that is not possible i think. I disable it user !Tab::Return
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Task switcher (alt-tab) in Windows 10 does not automatically close

I recently bought a Microsoft Surfacebook 2. It's running Windows 10 Version 1909. It's working well, except for one issue: When using alt-tab to switch between windows, sometimes, even after ...
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Why have the “Alt + Tab” visuals disappeared from my Windows 10 (but alt-tabbing still works)?

I use Alt + Tab all the time to switch between opened applications. Lately (never before), it has started acting up in a bizarre manner. It just happened again, which is why I'm asking this. When it ...
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Windows 10 alt-tab works slow

When I use alt-tab, my screen stops working for few second and only then, moves to the next program. When I restart the computer it works well for few minutes and then works slow again. Someone knows ...
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Removing a program from the Microsoft Windows 7's native window switcher

On Microsoft Windows 7, hitting ALT + TAB opens the Microsoft Windows 7's native window switcher. Is there any way to configure it in such a way that it never display windows from a given program? ...
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Is it possible to grouping two apps and showing them when using ALT+TAB in windows 10?

i'm new on Superuser and sorry if i ask on a wrong place. I have two apps (vs code & emulator Nox), and because i'm not maximise a vscode, i want to group an emulator with my vscode, so if i'm ...
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Re-Map the Application Switcher in Windows 10

I'm a mac-user in the office, but now i have a windows laptop for travel. I've already employed SharpKeys to swap left ctrl and left alt, giving me mac-like access to most common shortcuts. This ...
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How to use the alt-tab-menu to switch immediately to the last used window [GNOME 3.32.2 @ Manjaro]

If i pressed ALT + TAB on Windows, It just selects the last used window. On my gnome, it selects a random one (maybe sorted by application or so). I want the Windows behavior back. The first step was ...
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How to reduce windows 10 alt-tab time?

I would like to reduce the time taken to switch between applications using alt+tab in windows 10. Currently it takes 0.5s to 1s (guesstimate), I would like it to be "instant" if possible (0.1s). My ...
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In Windows 10, when you minimize a window, how do you keep it active?

When I minimize a window, Windows 10 automatically cycles to the last opened program. I would like the focus to stay on window I've just minimized. I know it is possible to press "WinKey+Down" to ...
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MacBook Pro command + Tab not working

new Mac user here.. new to any apple product really... I got my new MacBook Pro a few days ago. I could not switch between applications using Command + tab. It shows me the different applications ...
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Hook two different windows while using ALT-TAB on Windows 10

I was wondering whether it is possible to hook two different windows. I often compile LaTeX documents with Powershell Terminal and I have SumatraPDF (a PDF visualizing app) next to my terminal. I also ...
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In Windows, is it possible to search Alt-Tab for a specific program?

When using Alt-Tab in Windows 10, is there a way to filter for a particular open program/window by either keyboard input or searching? I've tried using Win-Tab and then Ctrl-F to search for an open ...
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Switch between windows on only one virtual desktop with Autohotkey - with alt+tab working as-is

I'm looking for a autohotkey function, system shortcut or dll call to cycle between all windows on the current virtual desktop. Windows 10 has this option (Pressing Alt+Tab shows windows that are ...
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Using Citrix Viewer for Mac to view a virtual PC

I have a macbook pro, and the Apple Command key is on both sides of the spacebar, but the control key is on the left only. My honest experience with using Citrix Viewer to view a PC is that it's ...
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How to disable Alt Gr key permanently in windows 10

How to permanently disable the Alt Gr key and make it a normal Alt key ?
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Windows 7: fullscreen apps get put to last place in the alt-tab order

I love using alt-tab between two windows, however it starts working in an unexpected way when one of them is in fullscreen mode. I play a game, alt-tab to a browser, but then the next alt-tab brings ...
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Alt-Tab not switching between recent windows

My Alt-Tab is now switching windows in a round robin fashion rather than between recent windows. So for example if I am in VS Code and Google Chrome, initially I would be able to switch between them ...
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XFCE window switching and tiling is not working for every window

I recently switched from Gnome (Ubuntu) to XFCE (Xubuntu) and noticed a problem (I am pretty sure that this had worked in the beginning but not anymore). Some windows - and I can not figure out why ...
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Occasional issues switching between Chrome and iTerm2 on macOS Mojave

I'm running an up-to-date macOS Mojave system. I'm using iTerm2 (Build 3.2.8) in full-screen mode, and I'm also running some other application in full-screen mode on other desktops. Occasionally, ...
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alt-tab to desktop in XFCE

I use Linux with the XFCE 4 environment. When I'm playing a game, sometimes I want to go on Internet, for example to get some info about something I don't understand. As the game is fullscreen I ...
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Alt+Tab on Excel 2010 re-selects the current Excel window by default

I have a problem with Microsoft Office 2010 on Windows 10. The Microsoft Office suite of programs behaves inconsistently with regards to Alt+Tab. By default Excel, Word, Powerpoint, Publisher, and ...
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How to disable alt+tab in windows 10 without autohotkey

How can a person disable Alt + Tab in Windows 10 without using any third party software like AutoHotkey? Accidentally hitting Alt + Tab while gaming is really annoying. And some games do not allow ...
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Disable Windows+Tab Visual Effect [duplicate]

I really like WinKey+TAB, except the only real use I have for it is to effectively move through my windows like I do with CTRL+TAB in Chrome. Is there any way to disable this visual effect and just ...
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How do disable 'Alt Tab' shortcut on RHEL 7 With KDE?

How can you disable the 'Alt Tab' short cut on RHEL7 with KDE programmatically? I have a Java app that when run needs to prevent the user from using the 'Alt Tab' shortcut. Therefore, I would like to ...
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how to change Windows 10 Alt+Tab to Windows+Tab

After having used Mac + Virtualbox Ubuntu Linux for 3 years, I switched to Windows 10 + Virtualbox Ubuntu Linux recently, and I am trying to set things up similarly to how they were. Here is what I ...
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KDE Plasma 5 switch between windows with arrow keys

I recently upgraded to KDE5. Something that is really annoying is that Alt+Tab does not have proper behavior. Specifically, in KDE4, when I pressed Alt+Tab, then let Tab go while still pressing Alt, I ...
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Is there a way to show only applications visible on the current virtual desktop in the alt+tab list?

When I ALT+Tab in windows I'd like to scroll through the applications running in my current virtual desktop and omit the ones on my other virtual desktops. Is there a setting, script, or application ...
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Navigate to pinned application with number > 10 in windows

I can navigate to the first ten pinned applications in application bar with keyboard: Win1 Win2 ... Win0 It is a very convinient way to instant navigation. However, I have a set of more than 10 ...
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Prevent Alt+Tab from switching to minimized windows

I have looked at various solutions to this but none worked. How can I prevent Alt+Tab in Windows 10 from switching to minimized windows?
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Malwarebytes Tray Application appearing in Alt-Tab list

Recently, "Malwarebytes Tray Application" has been appearing in the list of open apps when I press Alt-Tab. Selecting it does nothing. If I double-click the Malwarebytes icon in the system tray, it ...
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Alt+Tab vs. Firefox menu

My issue is related to the following two questions: Windows 10 ALT+Tab classic always activates file menu [ALT] of second window Is the Alt+Tab & Menu Bar interraction broken? I am using Firefox ...
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Change Alt+tab to just tab

I use Alt+Tab right now, but I'd like to change Alt+Tab in Tab, so I can click Tab to make the same thing of Tab. How can I make that?
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What's the key combination for switching between apps using the right hand?

If I'm using the mouse with my left hand, it's inconvenient to use alt+tab to switch between apps. I can use my left hand to do alt+tab, but I need to leave the mouse :( I can use my right hand to ...
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How to stop Windows 7 program from always being on top?

I upgraded Foxit reader to a new version, and now its window always has the focus. Alt + Tab will not switch now to another window. The only way to switch away from Foxit reader is to minimise it. ...
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Switching between last active windows on a Mac

On Windows and Linux if I hit Alt-Tab it will bring forward the last active window of the application I was using. If I try to do this on a Mac, Cmd+Tab brings forward all the windows of the ...
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How to get two windows in one Alt + Tab?

I'd like to have two (or more) windows (preferably that I can adjust the size of rather than having to split 50/50) and attach them so that I can, use one Alt + Tab to get to both. For example: ...
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Win7 Show a window if computer idle

Is there a script, third party app or scheduleable task I could use to ALT&TAB to a specific window if the computer is idle for a pre-defined time?
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Holding down the Alt key for several seconds makes keyboard behave strangely

When I hold down the Alt button on my Keyboard for my than 5 seconds, my keyboard and mouse starts acting very strange. For example, when I try typing, none of the typing keys work. Some buttons do ...
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Just installed Windows 10 - alt+tab stops working a few seconds after boot

Yesterday I inserted a brand new SSD drive into my laptop and installed Windows 10 Enterprise. Most things work ok, and I am getting used to the new interface (coming from 8.1). However, alt+tab does ...
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Bizzarely specific alt-tab bug in Windows 10

I've had a very specific bug ever since I upgraded to Windows 10 that no one else I've spoken to has seen, and none of the other Windows 10 alt-tab questions or threads seem to cover. I often find ...
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gnome dual monitor different workspace

Is it possible to have different workspace on both of my screens in GNOME ? I don't want to mix the alt + tab application switching with applications in other screen, and there are already solutions ...
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Slack - NotificationListView tab

When I use Slack, over time it creates more and more tabs (in my alt-tab view) that are called NotificationListView, but that I cannot either select or close them. It starts to clutter my alt-tab ...
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Using Vistaswitcher Exclusions with Bloomberg

I love Vistaswitcher but I can't seem to get the exclusion feature to work with my Bloomberg. The way the Bloomberg works, there are maybe 10 different function windows that open automatically, and ...