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Author Topic: Switch to window while alt tabbing  (Read 4263 times)

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Switch to window while alt tabbing
« on: November 23, 2009, 03:19:49 AM »
Wouldn't it be useful while alt tabbing that the corresponding window is switched to? In that case you can more easily switch to the window you want, right?

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Re: Switch to window while alt tabbing
« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2009, 03:40:12 AM »

Coeluh, do you mean this:-
as each icon is shown in the alt+tab dialogue, the corresponding window will show (in front) on screen ?
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Re: Switch to window while alt tabbing
« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2009, 04:16:52 AM »
Coeluh, do you mean this:-
as each icon is shown in the alt+tab dialogue, the corresponding window will show (in front) on screen ?

Exactly. Maybe reposition the alt-tab window to the top of the screen if possible, so you can cleary see the screen...

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Re: Switch to window while alt tabbing
« Reply #3 on: November 23, 2009, 04:38:26 AM »
If you can live without the icons try Alt-Esc for cycling between applications (and Alt-Shift-Esc for cycling backward).

(Sorry for mentioning this, but I know from my experience that people are often completely amazed with this "unknown" shortcut, built in Windows for ages.)

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Re: Switch to window while alt tabbing
« Reply #4 on: November 23, 2009, 05:40:50 AM »
you can use VistaSwitcher to show a live display of the windows as you press the alt+tab keys.

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Re: Switch to window while alt tabbing
« Reply #5 on: November 23, 2009, 06:36:43 AM »
If you can live without the icons try Alt-Esc for cycling between applications (and Alt-Shift-Esc for cycling backward).

(Sorry for mentioning this, but I know from my experience that people are often completely amazed with this "unknown" shortcut, built in Windows for ages.)
Dont feel sorry, I did not know about this. Thanks!
btw I also saw this somewhere on the webs, how do you access this:

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Re: Switch to window while alt tabbing
« Reply #6 on: November 23, 2009, 06:42:04 AM »

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Re: Switch to window while alt tabbing
« Reply #7 on: November 23, 2009, 06:56:15 AM »
switcher2 is pretty nice and slick :)
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Re: Switch to window while alt tabbing
« Reply #8 on: November 23, 2009, 07:47:04 AM »
here's another one by holomind made with Autohotkey. you can also try TopDesk but it costs $19.95 USD.

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Re: Switch to window while alt tabbing
« Reply #9 on: November 23, 2009, 07:51:40 AM »
here's another one by holomind made with Autohotkey. you can also try TopDesk but it costs $19.95 USD.
If you're on Vista or Win7, I'd recommend against that AHK version, and basically also most other exposé clones than switcher2. s2 has the advantage of interfacing with Aero, and thus providing live window updates without hogging your CPU. It also doesn't crash, unlike some of the other versions :)
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Re: Switch to window while alt tabbing
« Reply #10 on: November 23, 2009, 08:06:06 AM »
i'm using WinXP that's why i can't use switcher2. anyway, i actually use this Alt-Tab replacement, also coded in Autohotkey. :)

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Re: Switch to window while alt tabbing
« Reply #11 on: November 23, 2009, 10:18:20 AM »
If you can live without the icons try Alt-Esc for cycling between applications (and Alt-Shift-Esc for cycling backward).

(Sorry for mentioning this, but I know from my experience that people are often completely amazed with this "unknown" shortcut, built in Windows for ages.)
holy crap! I did not know you could do that. That is pretty cool.
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