Switch Active Windows with the Keyboard on Windows 7

Edited by Lukward Thomason, Robert, Eng

Hi, welcome to VisiHow. Today I'm going to teach you how to easily browse through Windows 7 using your keyboard.


Steps

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    There are two main shortcuts of browsing through Windows, but before we demonstrate them lets open several Windows first
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    In this example, I will open 'My Computer' and open a folder named 'VisiHow'. I will also open 'My Computer' in a new window. We now have three main Windows: 'My Computer', 'VisiHow', and 'Desktop'. There is also Camtasia Studio running in this example.
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    One way to browse through the Windows using the keyboard is to press and hold the Alt key, and then press TAB
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    You will see that the new section in the middle of the screen will open. In the section, the window we are currently on is highlighted.
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    If we keep holding the Alt key and press TAB again, we will be transferred to the next window
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    To return to the previous window, keep holding Alt and then simultaneously hold SHIFT and press TAB
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    Once we've found the folder that we're looking for, release the buttons and we will be brought to that window.
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    Another fancier way to do this is to press and hold the 'Start menu' button on your keyboard and then press TAB
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    This will open a better-visualized version of the multiple Windows we currently have open.
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    If you press TAB again, the next window will be shown as the first window available
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    To go to the previous window, we will continue to hold the 'Start menu' button, but also press and hold SHIFT and press TAB
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    This will reverse the list backward.
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    Once we've found the window that we're looking for, release the buttons and we will be brought to that window
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    This concludes our tutorial on how to browse Windows easily using the keyboard on Windows 7
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    If you have any comments or questions please enter them in the section below. Thank you for using VisiHow.
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Categories : Windows

Recent edits by: Robert, Lukward Thomason

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