Windows 10: Alt+Tab gets suck intermittently when trying to switch Apps

Discus and support Alt+Tab gets suck intermittently when trying to switch Apps in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Hi folks. So I have heavily used Alt+Tab to switch between apps for as long as I've been using Windows. In the past year or so something happened with... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by argo33, Jul 15, 2020.

  1. argo33 Win User

    Alt+Tab gets suck intermittently when trying to switch Apps


    Hi folks. So I have heavily used Alt+Tab to switch between apps for as long as I've been using Windows. In the past year or so something happened with Windows 10 where when I click Alt+Tab to switch I get the little preview windows of all the open apps but it doesn't switch to the next app until I hit the Enter key or mouse click on the app's window preview unless I purposely HOLD Alt+Tab for a full second then let go. When I do that it switches but I've never had to do that. This happens on ALL of my Windows machines that I use which is about 5 different machines so it is not a hardware issue. I'm hoping there is something in the registry I can change to change the timeout that is required for the Window change to occur. It's incredibly frustrating and I need a solution. Help appreciated. Thanks! (Picture below of the preview windows where it gets "stuck")

    Windows 10 Version is 1909 OS Build 18363.900 but like i said, it happens on every machine I have which is many and they are running different versions of Windows 10.


    Alt+Tab gets suck intermittently when trying to switch Apps [​IMG]

    :)
     
    argo33, Jul 15, 2020
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  2. xCustom17 Win User

    ALT + TAB Not switching on release


    Hi,

    I've been having a bit of trouble with Windows the last few days, which has to to lead me to reinstall it over my current windows. Just mentioning it in case it might be relevant.

    But my problem is that I'm used to having to press ALT+TAB and it would display the open programs, and when I release the combo, it would switch me to the program. But now I've noticed that when I press ALT+TAB, and release the combo, the little UI thingy still stays open and I either need to click the choice or press enter or something. And this is really annoying since I switch programs on a regular basis and this extra step feels unnecessary.
     
    xCustom17, Jul 15, 2020
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  3. Simon2601 Win User
    Alt+Tab Application Switching Issues

    I'm wondering if anyone can help with an issue I've started seeing in the last day or so. There have been no changes to my laptop that I'm aware of that might explain the issue.

    When using alt+tab to switch between open applications, I'm noticing that the screen showing the available windows will occasionally stay in place (as though I've still got the alt key held down), even after I release the alt key. To then switch applications,
    I have to hit enter.

    This is happening intermittently, and I've been able to identify that it's happening only when I'm using a browser that isn't Microsoft Edge. For example, if I have Firefox and Microsoft OneNote open and switch between the two, the app selector will stay
    on the screen on upwards of 50% of my attempts. The same is true when switching between Google Chrome and OneNote (I've also seen the same thing happening when switching between one of these 2 browsers and the file explorer). However, when switching between
    Microsoft Edge and OneNote, there are no issues.

    I've searched through all forums on this subject but can't find a solution. Have also tried a number of steps to try and resolve, including updating drivers, checking for Windows updates, running troubleshooter, and re-installing the browsers, but nothing
    has worked.

    Any help would be appreciated as it's a feature I rely on quite heavily. For reference I'm running Windows 10 Home on a Dell XPS 13 9350.
     
    Simon2601, Jul 15, 2020
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  4. Alt+Tab gets suck intermittently when trying to switch Apps

    alt + tab not working

    *Confused Alt+Tab gets suck intermittently when trying to switch Apps :confused: I can alt tab back even if i don't have another program to switch too.
     
    spearman914, Jul 15, 2020
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