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Windows 7: Win7 x64 - Alt Tab look is broken

15 Mar 2014   #1
GamerPET

Windows 7 x64
 
 
Win7 x64 - Alt Tab look is broken

Hello,

see the attached file.

No idea why but after my latest windows re-install my alt+tab window looks like that. The Skin is Aero so I didn't messed up with that. It looks like the alt tab window is missing it' texture or something.

I tried switching to Windows Classic theme but I only saw the classic alt tab one time. Second time it switched to this "broken look".

I tried in regedit to make windows load the classic alttab (The one fron win xp that only shows icons) with no success.

Any ideas on what I can do? The main problem is not the look but the fact that sometimes it has a delay when switching trough windows... especially when it should go over a specific window.

Thank You




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16 Mar 2014   #2
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

The background looks like some of my programs when using translucent composition. Like this one:

Win7 x64 - Alt Tab look is broken-selectortrans.jpg

I would try a 3rd party Alt Tab utility just to see what happens.


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16 Mar 2014   #3
GamerPET

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Well that screenshot has loaded the graphics of aero. You have a border window. My alt tab has no border window or any graphics at all. It only has a slight transparency which is not interacting with my transparency from Aero settings.

Can you point me to an ok 3rd Party Alt Tab? I only found some for XP.
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16 Mar 2014   #4
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

I don't make much use of Alt Tab. So I don't know how much weight my preference would have. But I found this one to be stable:
VistaSwitcher - Manage Windows and Switch Tasks Easier with VistaSwitcher (Alt-Tab Replacement) - NTWind Software
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16 Mar 2014   #5
GamerPET

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MilesAhead View Post
I don't make much use of Alt Tab. So I don't know how much weight my preference would have. But I found this one to be stable:
VistaSwitcher - Manage Windows and Switch Tasks Easier with VistaSwitcher (Alt-Tab Replacement) - NTWind Software
Thanks. This actually works nice.
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16 Mar 2014   #6
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

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16 Mar 2014   #7
GamerPET

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Well it worked great until I restarted the PC. Even that VistaSwitcher is running I still got my alt+tab back.

Had to open prefferences in VistaSwitcher then open it close it a couple of times in order to fix this
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17 Mar 2014   #8
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Did you replace system files to use themes? Maybe it didn't install correctly if so.
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17 Mar 2014   #9
GamerPET

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MilesAhead View Post
Did you replace system files to use themes? Maybe it didn't install correctly if so.
No, only like 2 days ago in order to try to load another skin trying to overwrite this alt tab. No success, probably because I didn't find an ok skin, also I have no idea how to install themes.
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18 Mar 2014   #10
SundRance

Windows 7 Pro 32bit / Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Curious, what happens when you Win + Tab?
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