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Windows 7: I cannot alt-tab to my desktop

08 Nov 2011   #1
Wyrd

Windows 7 home premium 64 (I Think)
 
 
I cannot alt-tab to my desktop

Hi there! I am having a small but annoying problem. I am unable to alt-tab directly to my desktop. This is a problem when playing fullscreen games.

How can I fix this?


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08 Nov 2011   #2
Rowan1

Windows 7 Proffesional 64 bit
 
 

There is another way to do this. Press the windows key and tab and it shoudl use 3D Flip, which is easier than using alt-tab.

Hope this helps,
Rowan


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08 Nov 2011   #3
Wyrd

Windows 7 home premium 64 (I Think)
 
 

I recently had an issue with my computer (in my last post) that somehow rendered the graphics...austere. Now my computer looks like this, and I don't know how to change it (make it modern again):



So the 3D flip is not working. What do you think I could do to get it to the point where 3D flip could work?
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08 Nov 2011   #4
Bongo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Wyrd View Post
I recently had an issue with my computer (in my last post) that somehow rendered the graphics...austere. Now my computer looks like this, and I don't know how to change it (make it modern again):



So the 3D flip is not working. What do you think I could do to get it to the point where 3D flip could work?
It looks like your aero has stopped working.

Click on the Start Button type in Services In the search box and then click on Services
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Scroll down until you see Desktop Windows Manager Sessions Manager select it in click on the Stop text and let it stop after that click on Start text and see if that works. Your screen may blink when you do this.
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Jerry


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08 Nov 2011   #5
Wyrd

Windows 7 home premium 64 (I Think)
 
 

I am not home at the moment, so I have to wait to try that, but thank you!

I think I may have to reinstall Windows 7. I bought my laptop from Best Buy, and it came pre-installed with it. How can I reinstall Windows 7, should it come to that?
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08 Nov 2011   #6
Bongo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 10 Pro
 
 

Most laptops come with a recovery partition you will need to consult your manufactures website or your manual to see how to get to it by pressing one of the F key at startup, when you first started your laptop when it was new you should of have the option to burn your operating system to DVDs again consult your manufactures website or your manual.
Jerry
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08 Nov 2011   #7
Wyrd

Windows 7 home premium 64 (I Think)
 
 

It appears the Services bit did not do the trick--do I need to restart the computer?

And thanks so much for your help, I really appreciate it. I found a post regarding the reinstallation of Windows here:

Reinstall Windows 7 - Toshiba Forums

Does that seem like the right sort of thing? I just get a blank DVD, burn the recovery files onto it, and run that DVD from the F12 boot menu?
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08 Nov 2011   #8
Bongo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Wyrd View Post
It appears the Services bit did not do the trick--do I need to restart the computer?

And thanks so much for your help, I really appreciate it. I found a post regarding the reinstallation of Windows here:

Reinstall Windows 7 - Toshiba Forums

Does that seem like the right sort of thing? I just get a blank DVD, burn the recovery files onto it, and run that DVD from the F12 boot menu?
I did not read the whole thing but I would make the DVDs just for backup purposes in case the recovery partition does not work both ways should restore your computer to factory conditions. After making the DVDs set them aside and tried the F12 at boot up.
Jerry
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08 Nov 2011   #9
pebbly

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

Wyrd , A bit OT here , It's just been announced that Best Buy are closing all their UK shops what's happening to the US side of the bussiness ?
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08 Nov 2011   #10
Wyrd

Windows 7 home premium 64 (I Think)
 
 

@pebbly, Sorry to hear that, Best Buy is doing just fine here as far as I know.

@Bongo, thanks, I will work on it. You've helped a lot!
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