Re: A convenient alternative to Alt Tab

Okay, so it's fun for you, but  needless contortionism to me. Did I complain 
that it was hard for me to find the right Window key and the Tab key? No, I 
didn't. So I am really, really happy for your great technique, and I'm happy 
with my technique, too. Absolutely no problem at all.
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Jim Grimsby Jr." <jimgrims@xxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Sunday, May 13, 2007 5:49 PM
Subject: RE: A convenient alternative to Alt Tab


Hi yard bird I do this as you describe with one hand and have done so for
years.

-----Original Message-----
From: jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf
Of Yardbird
Sent: Sunday, May 13, 2007 4:26 PM
To: jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: A convenient alternative to Alt Tab


Hi Jeffrey,

Well, what you suggest sounds like another one of those instances in which
my only response its to ask how on earth a person's supposed to do that. You

mean with just your left hand? Somehow locate the left windows key with your

thumb or something, and hit the tab key with your little finger? That would
require eargue me to use my right hand to position my left hand before I
could do it. LOL. Seriously, though.

Lest I sound unadventurous, please consider that I'm accustomed to locating
the left windows key with my left index finger by finding the left control
key with it first and then sliding it one to the right, to the Windows key.
So that's what my fingers and hands are accustomed to doing. I just tried
using my left index on the Windows key and finding the Tab key with my
little finger. No way. Anyway, I'm perfectly happy with what I
discoveredisconcerted, as I have two hands. Although if I somehow lost my
right hand, I'm sure I'd retrain myself to do all this with my left. Just
strikes me oddly.

But let a hundred flowers bloom in the Windows courtyard, by all means. Oh,
I don't use Vista, so that's not a concern to me, but thanks for mentioning
it.
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Jeffrey Shockley" <jawswizard@xxxxxxxxx>
To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Sunday, May 13, 2007 3:45 PM
Subject: RE: A convenient alternative to Alt Tab


Hi,
You can also use the left Windows Key. However, I don't know how well this
works with Windows Vista due to the visual changes and Windows 3d flip. I
did this once on my brother's mew Vista machine, and it didn't put you right
on the task bar. HTH, Jeff

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The URL is
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-----Original Message-----
From: jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf
Of Yardbird
Sent: Sunday, May 13, 2007 6:33 PM
To: JFW List
Subject: A convenient alternative to Alt Tab


I just accidentally discovered a very convenient Windows keyboard way to
circulate among your running applications besides Alt-tabbing from one to
the other. Not that I mind doing that so terribly, but this is pretty slick:

Just press Windows key plus tab. That's the right Windows key, of course.
What this does is land you immediately in your task bar, which is where a
sighted user would be clicking on the icons that represent open
applications.

Now, I know I can get to the Task Bar by going to the Desktop with Windows M

or Windows D, and then tabbing around from Desktop to start menu to system
tray and so forth until I land in the Task Bar. But when I thought that was
my only alternative to repeatedly pressing alt tab, I passed on it.

But with this, you just press right Windows key plus tab, and you're on the
first icon in your Task Bar representing one of your open apps. From there,
if you don't want to click on and restore that one, you just go back and
forth with your arrow keys until you find the icon you do want to restore,
and there you go.

I know, this is 1. off topic, except that you wouldn't have to explore and
discover such things if you didn't use a screen reader, of course and, 2.
everybody probably knows it, already, and my blundering into it when I'd
meant to press alt tab makes me the last one to know.

In any case, if this is helpful to someone, great. Just sharing, as we say.

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