Re: A convenient alternative to Alt Tab

LOL

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Allan Wong" <allanwkf@xxxxxxxxx>
To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Sunday, May 13, 2007 7:20 PM
Subject: A convenient alternative to Alt Tab


ok, sorry bruce and all. my bad. act as a moderator and yet i'm not.

ok, lets continue the topic.

i can't use my right WinKey+tab or any others combinations since my keyboard 
doesn't have a right WinKey. so i have to use my left
WinKey+tab. i have no choyce.

Warmest Regards,

Allan Wong
3M Technology

** If I said something wrong, please forgive me, as English is not my 
native, I'm sorry.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Bruce Toews" <DogRiver@xxxxxxxx>
To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Monday, May 14, 2007 09:47
Subject: Re: A convenient alternative to Alt Tab


With all true respect, Alan, whether a thread is or is not off-topic is
for the list moderator to decide. If you question the on-topicality of a
thread, you should take it up off-list with the moderator.

bruce

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On Mon, 14 May 2007, Allan Wong wrote:

> hi friends, should we drop this topic? every computer user have their own 
> way to use the windows. some of you may like to use
> WinKey+e for windows explorer but as for myself, i may prefered going the 
> manual way that is going through the my computer icon at
> the desktop. so, i don't see any reason to make this thred any longer 
> since it is not jaws related also. sorry guys.
>
> Warmest Regards,
>
> Allan Wong
> 3M Technology
>
> ** If I said something wrong, please forgive me, as English is not my 
> native, I'm sorry.
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Yardbird" <yardbird@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Monday, May 14, 2007 09:18
> Subject: Re: A convenient alternative to Alt Tab
>
>
> Well, look, as I said, I just can't do that very easily, plus I am not
> having any big efficiency issue about the home row. I'm fine. But I'm 
> really
> glad you can do this. It's terrific.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Jim Grimsby Jr." <jimgrims@xxxxxxxxxxx>
> To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Sunday, May 13, 2007 5:51 PM
> Subject: RE: A convenient alternative to Alt Tab
>
>
> Hi I use my thump to strike the windows key and my small finger to strike
> the tab while all the rest of my fingers remain on home row.
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf
> Of Jeffrey Shockley
> Sent: Sunday, May 13, 2007 4:36 PM
> To: jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: RE: A convenient alternative to Alt Tab
>
>
> Hi,
> When I use the left Windows Key plus tab key combonation, I use my left
> thumb to strike the Windows key, and the two fingers after my thumb to
> strike the tab key. I hope this makes sense. Jeff
>
> Check out my blog!
> The URL is
> http://jeffreyshockley.livejournal.com
>
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf
> Of Yardbird
> Sent: Sunday, May 13, 2007 7:26 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
>
> Check out my blog!
> The URL is
> http://jeffreyshockley.livejournal.com
>
>
>
> -----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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