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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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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 ⊞ Windows+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 the visual effect and ...
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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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Dragging Triggers Alt+Tab Behavior in Windows 10

I'm running Windows 10 Pro. Whenever I try to Drag something from the address bar in a browser to create a bookmark or I drag an icon on the desktop to a different location, it will invariably trigger ...
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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 ...
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Windows 10 ALT+Tab classic always activates file menu [ALT] of second window

First off I'm using the classic ALT+Tab dialog instead of the gigantic version that is the default in Windows 10. When I hold ALT and tap Tab to a window, like Notepad, the file menu is always ...
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Windows 10 Alt+Tab and Opening Programs Use Display That Mouses is on

I used to use Ubuntu for my web devlopment, but I've had to switch to Windows because of Windows being able to handle dual Nvidia cards much more nicely. Anyways, in Ubuntu, if I pressed Alt+Tab, the ...
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Disable “left swipe gesture / app switching” in Windows 10 on Surface 3

Is it possible to disable 'left swipe / gesture' or 'App Switching' in tablet mode on a Surface 3? I am Left Handed and whenever I use the 'Pen' in One note, my palm rests on the left hand edge and ...
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Make KDE's task switcher respect Alt+Shift+Tab - with HE/EN keyboard layout

I'm using KDE 4.14. on Fedora 20 (sorry, it's not my choice). Now, when I use Alt+Tab, I get the task switcher. Keeping the Alt down, I can select a task using Tab keypresses to scroll right. But ...
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VistaSwitcher exclusions - window title wildcards

I'd like to exclude all Firebug windows from alt-tab menu in VistaSwitcher. If I add a new exclusion and only use the process name parameter, I'll exclude all Firefox windows. So I'd like to narrow it ...
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Cycle through programs, not windows

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 ...
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Applications starting but not showing UI

I tried to start applications as usual from the Windows start menu. Over ~ 30 minutes, I got the following effects: applications with a GUI do not get shown any more. I can continue using GUI ...
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How do I make the alt-tab previews smaller in Windows 10?

When I do an Alt-Tab, I get a preview of all the programs I have open. I like this, but I would like the preview windows to be a bit smaller. At the moment I can only fit 5 preview windows in a single ...
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Switch between open application in windows using application name

Is there any way to switch applications in Windows by typing the application name? When I have many applications open I find Alt+Tab switching to be slower. Is there an alternate way to switch ...
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How to reinstall <alt>-<tab> after loss of it in Debian Wheezy linux?

After installing of a package (octave) with synaptic on Debian Wheezy I can not switch the tasks behind one window --- how can I change it to the original? Moreover together with that install synaptic ...
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How can I release the keyboard focus from a fullscreen citrix receiver?

When citrix receiver is fullscreen, Alt-Tab and any other hotkeys are forwarded to the server instead of being interpreted on the client. One can use the mouse to access the citrix menu top middle on ...
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My Alt + Tab menu looks and works oddly

I've had an issue for a while now which makes my Alt + Tab not work and function correctly. I can't: Click on it It displays items which are supposed to be hidden (?) It doesn't use the Aero theme ...
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How to make the windows alt-tab task switcher appear on the screen the pointer is at

I have a Windows 7 setup with two screens. I often use alt+tab to switch between windows but the app switcher dialog always appears on the main screen, which may be a different screen from the one I’...
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switch to x server window using alt tab program switcher

For x server (Cygwin X server hosted on windows platform) the alt-tab program switcher does not work. The x server window (in my case gvim) does not show up in the list of windows when using alt-tab. ...
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Alt +Tab broken in Windows 8.1

Alt+Tab stopped working correctly at some point. The selected application will not rise to the top. It will stay under whatever window is currently selected. I don't think this is Alt + Tabb any more....
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ALT-TAB showing program with blank name

A program seems to appearing on my desktop; I don't know the related process. It appears as a blank box, on my desktop. It also appears within the Alt+Tab switcher without a "name". I want to get ...
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Alt-tab in Windows 8.1 looks like Windows XP [duplicate]

I have a new Lenovo laptop with Windows 8.1, and the alt-tab dialog looks like Windows XP. Like this: instead of like this: It also contains a bunch of default icons that don't display a name. ...
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Alt+tab: How do I get the desktop to behave the same way as other windows?

It is not uncommon for me to switch between my desktop and a single window rapidly (don't ask :p), and I always use Alt+Tab to switch between two windows. However, for some reason, the desktop is ...
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Only one Visual Studio instance when Alt-tabbing

I have an annoying problem that is either rare or I just can't find the right keywords to describe it to Google. I use W7, and always have several Visual Studio (2013) instances opened at once. I ...
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Unite windows to show them by Alt-Tab

I use several related windows for work, tilted at foreground as an entire complex workspace. Then I press Alt-Tab to switch to the browser, my workspace windows got lost: one appears while others are ...
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Restore old Windows XP behavior of ALT-TAB?

I remember that some time ago (WinXP?) a simple ALT-TAB always and continuously switched back and forward between the last two windows. Unfortunately now (Windows 7) this does not work anymore: Now, ...
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Change Alt+Tab appearance in Windows 8

I have the exact same issue discussed at this Superuser thread, but the solution is not satisfactory to me. To recap the problem, I hate the new fancy Alt+Tab interface introduced in Windows 7, and ...
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Why is the windows 7 AeroPeek alt+tab fix not working on this machine?

This is a challenging problem requiring help at the level of a Windows GURU. Basically, I want win-XP like alt+tab behavior in my win-7 machine. Have a look at this previous discussion (and as a ...
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TeamViewer doesn't catch Alt+Tab in Linux Mint (Mate)

When I run Teamviewer on Windows, when I press Alt+Tab, TeamViewer catches it and sends it to the remote OS, which then switches its windows. But when I'm running Teamviewer on Linux Mint (Mate) and ...
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Windows 8.1 Alt-Tab bug in specific programs

Whenever I am in a game of League of Legends and I try to Alt + Tab, Windows 8.1 generates extra programs that are not open, and if I accidentally select some of them, Windows 8.1 will open them. Here'...
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Ubuntu VM doesn't recognize Alt-Tab anymore

I run Ubuntu 12.04 64-bit inside a VirtualBox VM with Windows 7 Enterprise x64 as host. I just upgraded VirtualBox from 4.3.10 to 4.3.12. I'm not entirely sure if it's due to the upgrade, but my ...
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ALT+TAB doesn't work properly in Windows 8.1

Holding ALT+TAB will activate the flip 2D to switch from a window to another. The problem is that this function remains active for a very short time and I'm not able to select the window I want in the ...