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Windows 7: ALT, TAB window suddenly appears...

23 Jan 2010   #1

ALT, TAB window suddenly appears...

I am not sure what the window is called... it's the one that pops up when you hit alt tab and allows you to scroll between open top level programs.

The Alt Tab window suddenly appears and scrolls rapidly between all the open programs. I can access the task bar and open more pinned programs, I can launch the task manager but I am unable to close any programs nor do a graceful shutdown of the pc. I have scanned the event viewer and see the errors that resulted from a hard power down but nothing in the log that would point the problem.

There appears to be no particular sequence of open programs that cause the problems, it happens when I am typing in a document, editing an image or simply viewing a web page.

The problem existed before I upgraded to Windows 7 64 from WinVista 32. Frankly it was one of the major reasons I did the upgrade.

Given the subject of this posting... I don't even know the correct nomenclature of the problem.... subsequently my online searches have been futile.

Any info i.e. what do I call the problem... would be greatly appreciated.


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23 Jan 2010   #2

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE

Since this is a long term problem, I would tend to suspect the keyboard. Check for stuck keys, and if that doesn't cure the problem, try a different keyboard.
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23 Jan 2010   #3


Thanks for the reply seek...

Now that would just make too much sense wouldn't it?... it's always winds up being the simplest of solutions...
I'll give that a shot next time it happens.

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23 Jan 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x86

It goes by Task Switcher
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