Windows 10: Win 10 Alt-Tab Order - Dword Addition - Will it work? Solved

  1.    08 Jun 2015 #1

    Win 10 Alt-Tab Order - Dword Addition - Will it work?

    For keyboard nerds like me , this is one that I use many times daily. When I installed Win 7 back in 2010, I added this dword to revert the alt-tab order to the way it worked with XP & Vista (with logical order and without a Desktop icon choice in the Order icons). Win 7 changed how this worked and I preferred the previous operation mode for alt-tab.

    I added this dword to the following Registry location. Path is:

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER>> Software>> Microsoft>> Windows>> CurrentVersion>> Explorer

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    I'm guessing that the Win 10 Alt-Tab order works the way Win 7 did (not sure about Win 8[.1]) .

    Will this Dword addition revert it to the Vista/XP Alt-Tab Order functionality in Win 10?
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  2. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18252
       08 Jun 2015 #2

    Hello Voyager,

    Yep, having classic ALT+TAB still works in Windows 10. :)

    ALT+TAB - Use Classic Icons or Default Thumbnails - Windows 7 Help Forums
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  3.    08 Jun 2015 #3

    This also works:
    Press and hold right Alt, click left Alt then Tab and Tab to select.

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  4.    08 Jun 2015 #4


    The Win 10 keyboard/nerd factor is looking better and better for me :)

    Wish I had seen your Alt-Tab Tutorial back in the day. I found that info on some blog somewhere after googl'ing a while that day. Maybe they got it from you :)


    Thanks for the screencap. I saved that in my "Win 10 Misc Info" file so I don't have to trust my weak RAM (the sticks between my ears) :)
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  5. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18252
       08 Jun 2015 #5

    You're most welcome. Glad we could help. :)
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