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  1.    #1

    alt-tab stopped working


    So my alt-tab function just stopped working. I've had this computer with Windows10 for over 3 years, bought it new with Windows 10. Worked fine until a few weeks ago... Windows update?????????

    Any help would be appreciated
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  2. Masterchiefxx17's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Professional 64bit
       #2

    Hi and Welcome to TenForums!

    The function stopped working? What applications have you had open when you try it? Does it work in Safe Mode?
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  3.    #3

    Masterchiefxx17 said: View Post
    Hi and Welcome to TenForums!

    The function stopped working? What applications have you had open when you try it? Does it work in Safe Mode?
    When I say "function" I mean it doesn't toggle between the apps that I have open. I typically have my browser (firefox), Excel, Word and/or Outlook. Haven't tried it in Safe Mode. Also, "tab" stopped working, normally use it to go from one field to the next.

    thanks for responding....
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  4.    #4

    Sounds like your tab key is broken! Time for a new keyboard maybe?
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  5.    #5

    If you have a spare keyboard, try it with that connected to make sure.
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  6.    #6

    Also try toggling the Alt+Tab setting (All Desktops and Only the desktop I'm using) through Option One in this tutorial:

    Select Desktops to Show Open Windows in ALT+TAB in Windows 10 | Windows 10 Tutorials
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  7.    #7

    Sorry all. I have an hp PAVILION laptop.
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  8. Ztruker's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro X64 1809 17763.348
       #8

    Does the tab key work anywhere, like Word?
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  9.    #9

    Ztruker said: View Post
    Does the tab key work anywhere, like Word?
    Interesting that you should ask.... As a mater of fact it does not. I have another problem in word that just started, I have a SUM function in a cell and no mater what I change in the cells referenced in the SUM, it doesn't change, if I open a new spread sheet I can insert a SUM function and it works properly but the tab doesn't work there either.

    Very frustrating that I have been using this computer, purchased around 3 years ago and now all of sudden these strange things start happening.....
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  10.    #10

    Sorry.... I read Excel instead of Word... TAB does not work in Word.
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