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Windows 7: Disabling ctrl-alt-tab function

20 Jan 2010   #1
zitalena

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Disabling ctrl-alt-tab function

I use FrameMaker a lot. In FM the key combination ctrl-alt-tab moves the cursor one cell down in a table. Very convenient when I want to change many cells in a column. Windows 7 has "hi-jacked" that key combination so instead of moving in my table I get a view of all the open programs and files on my computer. As there are several other ways to show this (alt-tab gives the exact same result) I am wondering if I somehow can turn off that function in Windows 7. As I have worked with FrameMaker for 12 years, it's in my fingers and I get very irritated when the result isn't what I wanted. OK, I can manually move down in my table by using the mouse or click esc-t-m-d, but it's so much more time consuming!

Lena


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20 Jan 2010   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zitalena View Post
I use FrameMaker a lot. In FM the key combination ctrl-alt-tab moves the cursor one cell down in a table. Very convenient when I want to change many cells in a column. Windows 7 has "hi-jacked" that key combination so instead of moving in my table I get a view of all the open programs and files on my computer. As there are several other ways to show this (alt-tab gives the exact same result) I am wondering if I somehow can turn off that function in Windows 7. As I have worked with FrameMaker for 12 years, it's in my fingers and I get very irritated when the result isn't what I wanted. OK, I can manually move down in my table by using the mouse or click esc-t-m-d, but it's so much more time consuming!

Lena
Hi Lena and welcome

One way you could is to get one of the third party key mapping applications.

Good luct


Ken
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29 Jan 2015   #3
hanzzo

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In case someone would also hit this page when searching for solution: To disable CTRL+ALT+TAB, you can enable the XP alt+tab switch by creating a DWORD Value called “AltTabSettings” at My Computer\HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer and setting it to “1“.
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