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In computing, a task switch is the process of storing and restoring the state (context) of a process so that execution can be resumed from the same point at a later time. This is also known as context switching.

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Make KDE Plasma Task switcher show only on primary display

Is there a way to get the task-switcher to only display itself on the primary monitor. My case is that I have a small secondary monitor that I only use for terminals, so I my focus expects the task-...
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Which registry keys control Alt+Tab task switcher in Windows 10?

I can see that utilities like WinAeroTweaker control look and behavior of Alt+Tab task switcher in Windows 10. But I cannot install them in company laptop. What are the equivalent Registry keys to do ...
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Task switching in OS X takes me to main window rather than the window I was on

I have 3 monitor screens that I work with, the center one (my MacBook screen) is the main screen with the dock. The scenario: I have a terminal screen open on each screen, and I’m working on a ...
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How do I restart the newer ALT+TAB task switcher in Windows 8.1?

My task switcher seems to have crashed and now I can only get the task switcher from Windows XP. How do I restart the newer task switcher? I'm sure it will work after I restart, but I don't want to do ...
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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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Is there an alternative to Exposé for Windows 8 / 8.1? [closed]

This question was asked some time ago (2009) here: https://superuser.com/questions/30491/is-there-an-alternative-to-expose-for-windows HOWEVER none of the answers cover projects updated since the ...
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On Windows, how to set a keyboard-shortcut for focusing a process' window?

Scenario: I have open Firefox A and Firefox B and putty A and putty B. I'd like to be able to attach a custom global keyboard shortcut for focusing either of these windows. For example, set Ctrl+Alt+...
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How does process switch take place in VM?

For a normal standalone host, different processes do context switching using the scheduler. E.g., say there is Process 1 and Process 2, then control goes from Process 1 to Scheduler, and then from ...