Alt Tab Keys – Switching Between Open Programs
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Alt Tab Keys – Switching Between Open Programs

A common shortcut used is the Alt Tab combination to switch between open programs.  Press and hold the Alt key and while continuing to hold the Alt key, press the tab key once or more until the program you want to switch to is selected, then discontinue holding the Alt key to finalize the switch.

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  • Managing Windows

    1. [Win+M] – Minimize all open windows

    2. [Win+Shift+M] – Undo all window minimization

    3. [Win+D] :- Toggle showing the desktop

    4. [Windows+Up] – Maximize window

    5. [Windows+Down] – Minimize windows / Restore

    6. [Windows+Left] – Dock window to the left side

    7. [Windows+Right] – Dock window to the right side

    8. [Windows+Shift Up] – Maximize vertical size of window

    9. [Windows+Shift Down] – Restore vertical size

    10. [Windows+Shift Left] – Move window to left monitor

    11. [Windows+Shift Right] – Move window to right monitor

    12. [Win+Spacebar] – Aero desktop peek

    13. [Win+Home] – minimize/maximize all inactive windows

    14. [Alt+F4] – Close the active window

    15. [Alt+Tab] – Switch to previous active window

    16. [Alt+Esc] – Cycle through all open windows

    17. [Win+Tab]- Flip 3D

    18. [Ctrl+Win+Tab]- Persistent Flip 3D

    Taskbar

    1. [Win+Any number (1, 2, 3, .., 0)] – open the corresponding taskbar pinned program

    2. [Ctrl+Click a pinned taskbar icon] – cycle through the program’s open windows

    3. [Shift+Click a pinned taskbar icon] -run a new instance of the program

    4. [Ctrl+Shift+Click a pinned taskbar icon] – run a new instance of the program as administrator

    5. [Shift+Right-click on icon] – Show window menu (Restore, Minimize, Move etc)

    6. [Shift+Right-click on grouped icon] – Show window menu (Restore All, Minimize All, Move All etc)

    7. [Win+T] – Cycle through applications on taskbar (showing its live preview)

    8. [Win+Shift+T] – As above, but in reverse order

    9. [Win+R] – Opens Run dialog box

    General

    1. [Win+P] – show presentation mode projector options

    2. [Win+G] – show desktop gadgets

    3. [Win+L] – Lock computer

    4. [Win+X] – Mobility Center

    5. [Win++] – Zoom in

    6. [Win+-] – Zoom out

    7. [Win+=] – Magnifier

    Windows Explorer

    1. [Alt+P] – Show/hide Preview Pane

    2. [Alt+Up] – Go up one level

    3. [Alt+Left/Right] – Back/forward

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