Windows 7 Alt-Tab

I’ve been using Microsoft Windows since 3.11.

I didn’t get thoroughly familiar with keyboard shortcuts until Windows 98 and ME. My two favorites were Alt-Tab (switch) and Alt-F4 (close).

After getting a new laptop for my birthday, I shortly discovered that the Alt-Tab was a huge pain in my ass. And it was one I wasn’t willing to just get used to; I had no idea where I was at in any of the applications that would just flip in front of me.

A quick google search resulted in me finding my answer.

Control Panel
System
Advanced System Settings
Advanced (Tab) -> Performance (Section) -> Settings (Button)
Visual Effects (Tab)
Uncheck “Enable Aero Peek”
Apply/OK all the way out.

Problem solved, and blood pressure can resume normal 120/80.

Enjoy.

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RJ writes custom Windows and Web applications using the Microsoft .NET framework, and enjoys solving problems with code, often while listening to a techno soundcloud stream. He hopes to one day write an application that many businesses will use.

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