Sunday, May 04, 2008

Bring back XP Alt-Tab in Windows Vista!

This post hits the nail on the head with regards to the problem with the new Alt-Tab in Windows Vista. Win-Tab is quite cool and useful in which I will eventually move over to. But I want something fast and something that I can quickly find,hmmm much like in XP. In Vista, when pressing Alt-Tab instead of showing the icon of the application as in pre-Vista, this has been replaced with a very small image of the whole window which is too small to identify.

To restore the XP Alt-Tab functionality simply add a DWORD named AltTabSettings to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer and set its value to 1.


3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Great! it works. Thanks a lot.

jarek said...

how to make it back again the normal style ??

Elixir said...

Do I need a restart after doing this? Just did it, not working :(