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Windows 7: ALT-TAB doesn't work anymore...

19 Jan 2011   #1
QuadWar

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
ALT-TAB doesn't work anymore...

Hello everyone,

Yesterday I suddenly noticed that my ALT-TAB wasn't working anymore, Ive searched google for hours on how to fix it but i couldn't find anything that fixed my problem.
When I press Alt-Tab, I get a menu with File, Edit, View, Tools and Help in the window that I currently have open but the little taskswitch menu doesn't come up. The problem is not my graphics card since the problem happend so suddenly and 5 minutes earlier I could alt tab just fine. The keys do work individually and all other keyboard shortcuts involving alt still work.
Does anyone know a fix for this problem?

Thanks, QuadWar


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19 Jan 2011   #2
Golden

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Hi,

I'm pretty sure there is a tutorial to fix this...give me a few minutes and I'll find it.

Pffftt....now I can't find it......maybe it never existed

I'm sure someone will come along and offer a solution soon Quadwar. Sorry I couldnt do it quicker.

Regards,
Golden
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19 Jan 2011   #3
QuadWar

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Golden View Post
Hi,

I'm pretty sure there is a tutorial to fix this...give me a few minutes and I'll find it.

Pffftt....now I can't find it......maybe it never existed

I'm sure someone will come along and offer a solution soon Quadwar. Sorry I couldnt do it quicker.

Regards,
Golden
Thanks for trying anyway
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19 Jan 2011   #4
Golden

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Ok.

Did some more searching. Can you please see if anything in these two tutorials helps at all:

Shortcut Keys for Windows 7

and also this one

Windows Key Shortcuts - Enable or Disable

I'm hoping you disabled it unwittingly and that your answer may lie in there somewhere. If not, post back here because someone definately knows the answer to your question.

Good luck,
Golden
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19 Jan 2011   #5
QuadWar

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Golden View Post
Ok.

Did some more searching. Can you please see if anything in these two tutorials helps at all:

Shortcut Keys for Windows 7

and also this one

Windows Key Shortcuts - Enable or Disable

I'm hoping you disabled it unwittingly and that your answer may lie in there somewhere. If not, post back here because someone definately knows the answer to your question.

Good luck,
Golden

Thanks Golden it worked Thanks alot your second link worked when using the DISABLE reg file, thats right not the enable but the disable one.. Weird.
But anyway Thanks alot and +rep for you!

Regards, QuadWar
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19 Jan 2011   #6
Golden

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Whehey! Success! Nice one. Its a pleasure to help you out. Credit should go to Brink for the excellent tutorial.
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02 Feb 2012   #7
Blue Ice

Windows Professional 64bit
 
 
Success!

I would just like to thank you. The 2nd link worked for me. I do not know how my Alt+Tab got disabled for me. I came home from work and did everything as normal, when I went to Alt+Tab nothing happened. Windows+Tab works. Anyways I went to the 2nd link, opened and it immediately worked. Thanks!!! BTW I have Windows Professional 64Bit.
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07 Jul 2014   #8
eddyq

 
 

My problem is that when I use Alt/Tab I get different results at different times. For example, this morning I used Alt/Tab and it displays the icons on top of windows. But within a few minuets it changed and displays the icons behind the windows (i.e., you can't see the icons). I know this can be turned off by disabling Aero Peek but that will disable other useful features too.
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