Alt-tab??? Wtf?

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KennyX

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Just noticed this when I reinstalled WinXP after formatiing my HDD... (wasnt like this when I had winxp last time).

Whenever I press ALT-TAB to switch between windows, a medium sized box appears showing the different open widow icons, and then to the left a screen preview...
Neat I guess, but it really is slowing things down waiting for the preview of the screen to show up... How do I disable this?

PS... I noticed anothing thing... I have a 3 button mouse, where I use the middle button to scroll up and down. Doing this now, I noticed that it goes really slowly now. Any ideas what to turn off? Im pretty sure it's one of the animation effects.
 
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zman

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but it really is slowing things down waiting for the preview of the screen to show up

hmmm its instant on my PC .... i think you disable it using TweakUI from the powertoys


Whats your machine specs ?

as what you say is really fast on my machine and its nothing special
 
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AmarSingh

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if you want to disable it go to start>run type msconfig and hit enter. Then click the startup tab and uncheck "taskswitch". Hit ok and restart
 
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KennyX

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Originally posted by zman


hmmm its instant on my PC .... i think you disable it using TweakUI from the powertoys


Whats your machine specs ?

as what you say is really fast on my machine and its nothing special

Im running a Duron850, w/256megs ram DDR, voodoo3, etc...
But yea, it's slow while creating a (miniature) picture of the preview of the other screens...

Anyways, it's disabled now.
 
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existenz

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You can uninstall it.

Add/remove Programs -> Powertoys -> change/remove -> change installation or something -> then remove the Alt-tab option...
 
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KennyX

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yea, thx guys for all the responses.
got everything fixed up now.:p
 
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tonyfzac

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AmarSingh - thank you! This thread came up on a google search, and your suggestion was the fix for me - you made my day, thanks!
 
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AmarSingh

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Originally posted by tonyfzac
AmarSingh - thank you! This thread came up on a google search, and your suggestion was the fix for me - you made my day, thanks!
not a problem....usually im wrong, but its good to see that i was helpful for once:D
 

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