RE: A convenient alternative to Alt Tab

  • From: "Jeffrey Shockley" <jawswizard@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 13 May 2007 19:07:37 -0400

Hi,
AsI  Said earlier (I hope I didn't confuse anyone and if I did, I'm sorry),
you can use the left Windows key plus tab and it will accomplish the same
thing (bringing you directly to the task bar.)
Hope this helps,
Jeff

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-----Original Message-----
From: jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf
Of Cindy Handel
Sent: Sunday, May 13, 2007 6:55 PM
To: jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: A convenient alternative to Alt Tab


That is easy.  Thanks.

Cindy
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Yardbird" <yardbird@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: "JFW List" <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Sunday, May 13, 2007 6:32 PM
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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