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1. Getting Started > 1.3. Individual Windows Tricks

Individual Windows Tricks

A window is a window is a window...or is it? As you’ll see in this section, there’s a surprising number of ways you can tinker with how individual windows work.

Previewing Windows Before Switching to Them

When you press Alt-Tab at the same time, Windows displays a box with all your open programs and windows. To switch among them, just hold down Alt and keep tabbing until you’ve highlighted the one you want. This tactic is one of the biggest click-savers in Microsoft history.

But when you use Alt-Tab, you’re flying blind: you can’t preview a window before switching to it. This behavior becomes problematic when you have several windows open in a program and don’t know which you’ll be switching to.


  

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