Windows 10: 2 panel snap w/ spreadsheet/browser: way to go back/forth w/o tab? Solved

  1.    09 Sep 2016 #1

    2 panel snap w/ spreadsheet/browser: way to go back/forth w/o tab?


    I've begun using snap in Windows 10 and like it for most purposes, but I very often use a spreadsheet in one window next to a browser window (typically Sheets w/in Chrome, but also stand-alone LibreCalc, with Chrome). (I am often gathering data on different products between stores, etc.)

    Since hitting "TAB" in a spreadsheet just takes you to the next cell, I can't readily move to the browser window and back. I have to manually mouse back over.

    This might not seem like a big deal for some people, but if you have to do it 1k times a day it is a headache. I've just neglected to ask about it to this point, but thought I would (searched for something on point in many spots and found nothing).

    Additionally, is there any way to make the scroll bars wider or otherwise easier to mouse up/down? If I do have to do this by mouse (and even if I don't: need to go up and down w/in each window), that would make this much, much easier. Alternatively, is there other SW (free) that would do the same thing? I know of AquaSnap, but it had more features than I needed, and it didn't remedy the problem of tabbing back and forth between windows when working with a spreadsheet.

    I'm using Windows 10 Home x64, Chrome Canary (although I've tried it on other versions of Chrome--and I think FF--w/ the same problem).

    Thank you!
    Last edited by anoukaimee; 09 Sep 2016 at 19:11. Reason: add specs/check on subscribe status
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  2. Posts : 2,592
    10 Home x64 (1703) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       09 Sep 2016 #2

    Use Alt-Tab to switch between the two panels. This brings up thumbnails of your open windows and highlights the one you will switch to when you release the keys. In fact, if you have many windows open at once hold down Alt then Tab as many times as you need to select the one you want to switch to.

    Alternatively, Ctrl-Alt-Tab bring up the same thumbnails, but they remain on-screen when you release the keys. Then use Tab or the arrow keys to select the one you want, Enter to switch to it.
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    10 Home x64 (1703) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       09 Sep 2016 #3

    anoukaimee said: View Post
    ...otherwise easier to mouse up/down?
    If you have a mouse wheel doesn't that scroll for you?
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  4.    09 Sep 2016 #4

    Bree said: View Post
    Use Alt-Tab to switch between the two panels. This brings up thumbnails of your open windows and highlights the one you will switch to when you release the keys. In fact, if you have many windows open at once hold down Alt then Tab as many times as you need to select the one you want to switch to.
    Great! That's going to take some time to get used to, but it works . Appreciate it.
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  5.    09 Sep 2016 #5

    Bree said: View Post
    If you have a mouse wheel doesn't that scroll for you?
    Umm. Good point! I have been dragging and scrolling for so long (is that what you had to do in the ancient days? is that why I'm doing it? argh!), that's going to take some getting used to, too, but it works, and once I've done it for a few months, should be fine. Just some discipline getting used to it.

    Appreciate it, Bree!
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