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Alt-tab view

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Zootal, Jan 16, 2010.

  1. Zootal

    Zootal Flightless Bird

    Is there a way to configure the alt-tab display, where it shows you
    previews of open windows? With Win7, I see previews of open windows instead
    of program icons. Problem - many open window previews look alike. WLM,
    Word, task manager, anything with a white background and black text looks
    so similar that it's not quick and easy to tell what is what. So, having
    said that, how can I configure it to show icons (like XP did?).
     
  2. relic

    relic Flightless Bird

    "Zootal" <nospam@spam.zootal.nospam.com> wrote in message
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    > Is there a way to configure the alt-tab display, where it shows you
    > previews of open windows? With Win7, I see previews of open windows
    > instead
    > of program icons. Problem - many open window previews look alike. WLM,
    > Word, task manager, anything with a white background and black text looks
    > so similar that it's not quick and easy to tell what is what. So, having
    > said that, how can I configure it to show icons (like XP did?).


    Try clicking your mouse wheel. The default setting will do it.
     
  3. Gene E. Bloch

    Gene E. Bloch Flightless Bird

    On 1/16/10, Zootal posted:
    > Is there a way to configure the alt-tab display, where it shows you
    > previews of open windows? With Win7, I see previews of open windows instead
    > of program icons. Problem - many open window previews look alike. WLM,
    > Word, task manager, anything with a white background and black text looks
    > so similar that it's not quick and easy to tell what is what. So, having
    > said that, how can I configure it to show icons (like XP did?).


    On this computer (Win7 Home Premium) when I cycle through the previews,
    the unselected windows go transparent. They are thus basically
    invisible, while the selected preview's window is visible alone and at
    full size.

    Works for me, but I guess it's not what you want.

    --
    Gene Bloch 650.366.4267 lettersatblochg.com
     
  4. Roy Smith

    Roy Smith Flightless Bird

    On 1/16/2010 11:40 AM, Zootal wrote:
    > Is there a way to configure the alt-tab display, where it shows you
    > previews of open windows? With Win7, I see previews of open windows instead
    > of program icons. Problem - many open window previews look alike. WLM,
    > Word, task manager, anything with a white background and black text looks
    > so similar that it's not quick and easy to tell what is what. So, having
    > said that, how can I configure it to show icons (like XP did?).


    I don't know about your PC, but on mine when I hold down the ALT key and
    press Tab, I do get a thumbnail of each window, but it also has the
    program's icon in the lower right corner. Also as I press tab and
    highlight each thumbnail, I see the window full screen.

    --

    Roy Smith
    Windows 7

    Timestamp: Sunday, January 17, 2010 5:38:31 PM
     

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