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Windows 7: ALT + TAB >> Desktop??

13 Jan 2010   #1
thorsonb

Windows 7 Pro
 
 
ALT + TAB >> Desktop??

How do I get rid of the Desktop icon when I ALT+TAB ?? It annoys me :S

Especially when I only have two windows/programs open and I ALT+TAB to switch.. the Desktop one just lays there!



If I want the desktop i will use Windows + D

Hope someone out there knows the answer!
Thanks!


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13 Jan 2010   #2
Dom

Windows Seven Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by thorsonb View Post
How do I get rid of the Desktop icon when I ALT+TAB ?? It annoys me :S

Especially when I only have two windows/programs open and I ALT+TAB to switch.. the Desktop one just lays there!



If I want the desktop i will use Windows + D

Hope someone out there knows the answer!
Thanks!
Not sure if thats even possible.
Windows + TAB might be a bit better, but it still shows the desktop. And it looks cooler anyway.
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13 Jan 2010   #3
leachy

Windows 7
 
 

Hi,

Not sure if you can do this but there are alternatives, one is VistaSwitcher - Speed Up Windows Alt-Tab | Most Elegant And Powerful Task Switcher - NTWind Software ignore the name it seems this will work on windows 7 aswell.

Or

You can switch back to the basic window XP alt+tab menu by adding a DWORD in registry.

Quote:
Create a DWORD called "AltTabSettings" in \HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer and set it to 1
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14 Jan 2010   #4
thorsonb

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by leachy View Post
Hi,

Not sure if you can do this but there are alternatives, one is VistaSwitcher - Speed Up Windows Alt-Tab | Most Elegant And Powerful Task Switcher - NTWind Software ignore the name it seems this will work on windows 7 aswell.

Or

You can switch back to the basic window XP alt+tab menu by adding a DWORD in registry.

Quote:
Create a DWORD called "AltTabSettings" in \HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer and set it to 1

Hmm I have Win 7 Pro...

I went to
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14 Jan 2010   #5
starfox444

Windows 7 32 bit build 7600
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by leachy View Post
Hi,

Not sure if you can do this but there are alternatives, one is VistaSwitcher - Speed Up Windows Alt-Tab | Most Elegant And Powerful Task Switcher - NTWind Software ignore the name it seems this will work on windows 7 aswell.
that seems interesting, what kind of system resources does it take up? My system is already running MSN, skype, rainmeter and rocketdock all the time so I don't want to keep adding more and more apps into the background.
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02 Sep 2011   #6
aquariusrick

Mac OSX - 10.7.1
 
 

Create a DWORD Value called "AltTabSettings" in HKCU/Software/Microsoft/Windows/CurrentVersion/Explorer and set it to "1".

Annoyances.org - re: Remove Desktop icon from Task Switcher (alt-tab) (Windows Vista Discussion Forum)
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