ALT-TAB function not working
Thread poster: Sarah Brenchley

Sarah Brenchley  Identity Verified
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May 30, 2005

Does anyone know how to restore this function? Previously, all open individual documents would show up separately and I could switch fro one document open in a programme to another document in the same programme using the ALT-TAB.
Now, the ALT+TAB will only switch between programmes and not documents. I've also noticed that on the task bar at the bottom of the screen only the title of the programme is shown and not the number of documents open in that programme.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks.
Sarah.


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Jerzy Czopik  Identity Verified
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Are you referring to MS Word? May 30, 2005

If yes, please go to Tools - Options - View and make sure, that "Windows in the Task Bar" is selected.

Regards
Jerzy


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Sarah Brenchley  Identity Verified
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Not only MSWORD May 30, 2005

Hi,
It doesn't only happen in WORD but DREAMWEAVER etc.
So I think it must be more a WINDOWS problem.


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Endre Both  Identity Verified
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Program-specific, not OS-specific problem May 30, 2005

I do think that whether or not individual documents within an application appear as separate tasks in the task bar is not a Windows-specific setting but controlled by the applications themselves (as the Word setting mentioned by Jerzy shows). So I'd look in the individual applications' Options/Settings menu for a solution.

However, you could also try Ctrl+Tab and Ctrl+F6; a number of applications use them for toggling between documents. Holding down Shift reverses the toggling direction.

Endre


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Sarah Brenchley  Identity Verified
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MSWORD solved May 30, 2005

The problem is now solved for MSWORD so thanks Jerzy for that. But any idea what to do for DREAMWEAVER?

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Valentin Cirdei  Identity Verified
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Similar problem here... Aug 29, 2008

Only that it does work (programs and documents as well), if I press it fast enough. If not, the small window that pops up center-screen simply vanishes (can't usually get beyond the 4th icon) so I just keep it pressed and play roulette with my desktop. Alt+Esc works fine, though. This is really annoying, since I use it at least a dozen times per minute. Any ideas would be most welcome.
Thank you,


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