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Windows 7: Alt-Tab Stopped Working

30 Jul 2014   #1
jrizzo

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 
Alt-Tab Stopped Working

I can't switch programs using Alt-Tab. Also, clicking the icon of a running program in the taskbar doesn't work either. When I click a taskbar icon, it just flashes the icon and title bar of the program 7 times and does not bring the program to the front.

I'm running Windows 7 x64. I ran sfc /scannow and it found no problems.

I read a post on this forum that described a similar problems, but none of the proposed solutions worked. Anyone have any ideas?


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30 Jul 2014   #2
JDobbsy1987

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

This possibly sounds a little strange but try switching your laptop off, removing the power adapter and battery for a minute and then switch it back on and see if it works.

You could also try tapping the 2 Windows, Shift, CTRL and ALT keys to make sure none of them are stuck down a little, if they are these will cause adverse affects.

Last thing i can suggest at this stage is remove any peripherals you have connected such as an external keyboard or mouse and see if the problem persists.

Regards,
Jamie
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01 Aug 2014   #3
jrizzo

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 
Problem Resolved

Thanks for the reply. As it turns out, I ran a registry cleaning app after posting my problem and shutdown my computer for the night. That must have done the trick because this morning everything is working fine. Thanks again.
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01 Aug 2014   #4
JDobbsy1987

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

Glad to hear everything is working as normal.

Regards,
Jamie
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