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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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Is it possible to make "Minimize" action send window to bottom of Alt+Tab stack in Windows 11?

I want a window to go to the "back of the stack" of the Alt+Tab list when I minimize it. Currently, if I minimize a window and then press Alt+Tab, I return to the same window. I'm using ...
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Make Windows 10 Alt+Tab show all windows at once instead of paginating

When I use Alt+Tab, the preview interface only shows 22 windows, not all windows. How do I make it show all windows on screen at the same time when I Alt+Tab? If I hold Alt and Tab multiple times, ...
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How to make Alt-tab app window respective to which screen the App is on

Let's say I have two monitors. Monitor 1 and Monitor 2 I have Chrome & Discord open in Monitor 1, and File Explorer & Terminal open in Monitor 2. Normally, Windows will show all the tabs open ...
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How to remove closed app’s entry from windows alt-tab menu?

When I close some specific apps, they still exist in the windows alt-tab menu ? Happens with specific apps only (here shapez game). App is closed, there is no instance running in the task manager but ...
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About switching application using Alt-Tab in MobaXterm when in a GUI tab

I am using MobaXterm on Windows 10 to connect to a Ubuntu GNOME GUI desktop in cloud through VNC. An annoying feature of MobaXterm is that, the other part of MobaXterm obtains focus when I press Alt-...
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Want taskbar and Alt-Tab switcher to appear on two different monitors (Win 11)

I have two monitors- primary/landscape/central and secondary/portrait/to-the-left. I would like the Windows 11 taskbar permanently on the left monitor while keeping the alt-tab switcher on the central ...
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Windows Terminal isn't added to tab history when started via the Run dialog

When opening powershell, cmd, bash, or any other REPL from the Run dialog (Win + R) via the Windows Terminal app ("WT" from now on), I can type as though WT's focused, but its taskbar icon ...
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Batch Script For Loop to Websites with user input

I'd like to run a batch script on Windows that will prompt users for input (a list) that is then used to open up all the websites as tabs in one window (like a for loop) (not sure if this question ...
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Make Alt + Tab Task Switcher show more tasks at once [Windows 10] [duplicate]

This is related to this old question, but the answers are outdated. The Alt+Tab task switcher is extremely useful, but it has a maximum number of task sit shows at once until it applies some paging/...
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Win+Tab opens Window Switching Menu instead of Alt+Tab

I'm experiencing a weird issue on Windows, suddenly Alt+ Tab doesn't open the window switching menu but ⊞ Win+Tab does and when I press Alt+Tab it opens the windows search. I would appreciate if ...
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KDE 22.04 X11 VNC Alt Shift Tab not performing Walk Through Windows (Reverse) Task Switcher

Alt+Shift+Tab will not switch tasks in reverse when I VNC into my Linux box from my Windows machine. It has something to do with backtab. My settings show that Alt_Shift+Backtab is set for reverse ...
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How to make ESC key exit the alt+tab menu instead of switching tabs

so I'm on windows 10 (just moved from mac) and if I have say Tab "A" and Tab "B" opened I can press alt+tab then it will highlight tab B which is good, if I release alt+tab or ...
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Pop!_OS Alt + Tab / Alt + ` or Alt + ~ Behavior

Pop!_OS' feature of switching between apps (and those with multiple instances) has made me productive in some way: Alt+Tab - switch between different apps Alt+` or Alt+~ - switch between same app(s) ...
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Windowed Alt+Tab experience completely gone from Windows 11

I started using Windows 11 this morning. After a couple of hours (and installed updates?), I don't know what happened or what I did, but my Alt+Tab menu reverted to some dully one that I remember from ...
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How to alt-tab to the last focused window of an application in GNOME without all the other windows of that application appearing on top?

I have multiple windows of many applications opened. I want to switch between one window of one application and one window of another application very frequently. If I press Alt + Tab, all windows of ...
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My alt tab thumbnails are super large

I was switching from a 4k display set at 1080p back to a display natively 1080p and the thumbnails in alt tab stayed massive Image of icons in alt tab with more than 4 windows they just go off the ...
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Edge browser shows each tab as a new window in Alt + Tab

When I switch between tasks in Alt + Tab, the Edge browser shows all tabs as a separate tasks while other web browsers do not. Can I change this Edge behavior like other web browsers?
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Alt+Tab lagging on Windows 10

Switching between applications with alt+tab is sometimes really really laggy. Nothing happens for a couple of seconds, then all of a sudden, all keypresses are processed at once, causing the windows ...
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Flat mosaic view of all windows (similar to ALT+TAB / WIN+TAB)

Note: Linked to Alt+Tab replacement for Windows 7? but not a duplicate, here the requirement is more specific, see below. On Windows 7, I know ALT+TAB and WIN+TAB, the latter giving a 3D view like: ...
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In MacOS, what is the keyboard shortcut to switch to the last used window?

Currently when I try to do cmd+tab, it does not go to the last used window. Instead it cycles through some predefined order. I want it to go to the last used window.
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Pressing Alt+Tab causes Microsoft Edge's to switch into tab rather than app

tl;dr Sometimes when I hit Left Alt+Tab in Microsoft Edge, I am switching to another tab (like I'd press Ctrl+Tab) instead of switching to some other app in Windows 10. This is terribly annoying and ...
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When you have two windows snapped in Windows 10 , is there a way to Alt-Tab to both of them at the same time?

In Window 10, I have two windows snapped on the right and left side of a screen. When I Alt + Tab from a full size window to the snapped windows, I need to Alt + Tab once and I will see one of the ...
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Alt buttons not working

Since yesterday, both alt buttons on my Asus laptop stopped working. However, they are working fine on Onscreen keyboard. I use Windows 10 which was updated recently. Here's the list of things that I ...
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MacOS - How to switch between windows, irrespective of the app?

I wish to switch between windows the way I used to do it on MicroSoft Windows. On Windows 10 for instance, the OS doesn't care what app my screen is currently focused on. If I have two Firefox windows,...
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Atom on macOS: doesn't switch to app when opening file from shell

Using Atom (latest version) on macOS 10.15.6 Catalina. I often open files in Atom from the shell, like this: atom SomeDocument.txt When Atom is not running yet, Atom correctly appears with the ...
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How to make Alt+Tab text bigger

I'm using Windows 10 and Alt+Tab is set as "classic". Is there a way do change the font for the name of the icons? Essentially make it bigger.
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Outlook takes over Window focus

I recently upgraded Office 2013 to v 2019 and ever since, Windows 10 Pro (64bit) loses its current window focus to Outlook. It seems to happen somewhat randomly, every 5-7 minutes. Generally, while ...
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How to navigate to second monitor in Win+Tab menu? [duplicate]

When you press Windows + Tab you get an overlay over all monitors that looks like this: In this menu, you can see different "tiles" on the different monitors. Each is an application that is ...
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How to modify `Alt` + `Tab` behaviour in Windows 10 to behave like it used to?

This is a small thing, but it gets me so many times a day that I want to find a resolution. Back in the good 'ol days, the command Alt + Tab in windows simple switched between the current window and ...
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My Alt-Tab is looking different

I am not sure why but my Alt Tab is looking like some legacy version. I use windows 10 pro. I have never seen this happen before.
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Easy way to switch between two windows of the same app in Windows 10

I am looking for a way to switch between two open windows of the same app with a key shortcut, I have found this https://neosmart.net/EasySwitch/ but it is not open source and I don't trust it even ...
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How to restrict Alt-Tab to cycling windows on current monitor only?

I have two monitors, and on each of them I have several windows open. Now when I press Alt-Tab, it cycles through all the windows. I want to cycle only through the windows on my current (focused) ...
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How to solve copy and paste and window switch mapping when using remote windows from mac

I'm working from a Mac and use Microsoft Remote Desktop service (RDS) to access a windows server to use software that only runs on windows. The difference in keyboard mapping for copy/paste and window ...
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Window is being skipped when alt-tabbing

I frequently alt tab between two windows with other windows running in the background. When I hold alt, then press and release tab, the windows should look like the numbers below, where windows 1 and ...
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Prevent Chrome from knowing that window/tab is switched

How can I completely fool a website into thinking that I haven't minimized the browser window or opened and switched to a new tab? There is a website which detects and terminates the session after a ...
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How to use Alt+Tab on Windows to switch to desktop? [duplicate]

I want to only use alt+tab to switch tabs, I consider the desktop a tab. How would I enable switching to the desktop? I saw in this guide that you need to change the option below, however it's ...
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Render games with custom resolution at native resolution?

I'm playing a game on a custom resolution (lower than the native one), while also on fullscreen and no stretching, in other words, letterboxing. I did that with the Nvidia settings but the problem ...
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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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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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