Alt-Tab, pretty cool.

Discussion in 'Windows Applications' started by Johnny, Dec 20, 2008.

  1. Johnny

    Johnny .. Commodore .. Political User

    Happy Valley
    Who here has used this before?

    Are you ever in a spot where you have a full screen and can not get to the taskbar? Or you need to use one hand to go to a window that is minimized to the taskbar and get to the mouse? Well use ALT-Tab.

    What this will do is let you choose a window that is in your taskbar the easy way.

    All you do is push and hold down alt, then tap tab. It will allow you to choose your window, or program. To select the window or program just release alt and it will automatically go to it.

    Vista has enhanced this with there document flip tool, I have found that just doing it on the keyboard is much easier.

    Try it once and see what happens :)
  2. trukkmann

    trukkmann OSNN Addict

    I do this in games if I need to switch back to the desktop quickly, under XP. Nice feature, I was really happy when I 'discovered' it (never had anyone tell me about it). :smoker:
  3. high

    Sandy Eggo
    usually the windows key will also bring you back to the taskbar from fullscreen by expanding the start button
  4. Steevo

    Steevo Spammer representing. Political User Folding Team

    TaskSwitch XP Pro is a better item to use, it replaces the windows default.
  5. Evil Marge

    Evil Marge I Rule Political User

    I just tried it, I never knew you could do that. You learn something new everyday, Ta Johnny :D