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Windows 7: Disabling Alt-Tab and Other Keys

11 Nov 2012   #11

windows 7 home premium 64bit

I've tried the AutoHotKey suggestion using the !Tab::return command to no avail. Is there something new now that I'm missing?

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23 Feb 2013   #12

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Just as a heads up, I'd recommend using this code instead if the reason you want to disable alt+tab is for gaming. I needed to disable alt+tab so that I could use push-to-talk (alt) and look at my score (tab) without switching out of the game. Simply disabling alt+tab will prevent me from checking my score while I'm talking. However, this autohotkey code will send tab-down when you press alt-tab (without releasing alt) and tab-up when you let go of tab - which solves my problem.
LAlt & Tab::Send {Tab Down}
LAlt & Tab Up::Send {Tab Up}
P.S.: Sorry for resurrecting an old thread. I posted this here so others that searched "disable alt tab" in Google could find this, as it was one of the top results.

EDIT: I just noticed it's not all that old... Also, here's a link to the AutoHotKey page instead of a direct link to the download (download button on right side of page last I checked):
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22 Aug 2013   #13

windows 7

Hi guys, in reply the very last post of this thread, I tried to use alt+tab as a keybind in game but it wouldn't work even after I added that code, I just want alt+tab not to minimize and want to be able to use the bind in a game. If anybody knows how to get this to work please let me know, thanks.
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10 Nov 2013   #14

Windows 7 64bit

SystemDisc: thanks for that. It works fine, although in my case (CS:GO) it sometimes makes the character sort of half-duck in a quick way. Not sure why that would happen, because I don't have anything movement related binded to Alt or Tab. Anyway it's not really a significant problem.
EDIT: Apparently this combination triggers Ctrl for some reason... weird.

jamesthemang: Here's how I use it, so that it only works in CS:GO:
#ifWinActive Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
LAlt & Tab::Send {Tab Down}
LAlt & Tab Up::Send {Tab Up}
You can find the exact name of the application you'd like this to work in for example with the Task Manager, in the Applications tab, while the application is running.
(I believe you can also use some other ways to identify an application with AHK, for example when the window title changes, but I haven't had the need to explore those options.)
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