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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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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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Atom (MacOS) - doesn't remember active window when alt-tabbing back to it

I have two windows open in Atom (macos 11.5), each with a different project. If I'm in the first window, then alt tab out to Chrome, say, then alt-tab back into Atom, it always shows me the second ...
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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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Alt Tab Between Monitors

I'm using Windows 10 on my PC with 3 monitors. Is there a way to press Win Tab (pulls up task view) and pull an app that is on another monitor onto my current monitor? Task view only shows 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 website that I haven't switched the window (minimized it) or open new tab and switched to it ? there is a website which detects and terminates the session after few warnings ...
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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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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 Alt+Tab Visual Effect [duplicate]

I really like Alt+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 have ...
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