Windows 10: Alt+Tab keys switches to another application out of sequence

Discus and support Alt+Tab keys switches to another application out of sequence in Windows 10 Customization to solve the problem; Hello, Since I updated Windows 10 yesterday I have been getting unwanted behaviour from using Alt+Tab to switch applications something I do a couple... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Customization' started by Oussama Fadlaoui, Nov 25, 2020.

  1. Alt+Tab keys switches to another application out of sequence


    Hello,


    Since I updated Windows 10 yesterday I have been getting unwanted behaviour from using Alt+Tab to switch applications something I do a couple of hundred times a day. Windows seems to skip an application in the sequence sometimes.


    I updated to version 10.0.19042 N/A Build 19042

    :)
     
    Oussama Fadlaoui, Nov 25, 2020
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  2. Simon2601 Win User

    Alt+Tab Application Switching Issues

    Hi Andre,

    It’s not that it doesn’t show the preview, it’s that it doesn’t automatically switch to the selected application when releasing the alt key.

    For example, I have Firefox and OneNote open, and am working in Firefox as my current application. I press and hold the alt key, then press tab to switch to OneNote. The application selector window appears as expected, except normally when I release alt
    in this scenario, it would automatically switch to OneNote and close the selector window. However, the application selector window now just stays there.
     
    Simon2601, Nov 25, 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, Nov 25, 2020
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  4. xCustom17 Win User

    Alt+Tab keys switches to another application out of sequence

    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, Nov 25, 2020
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