System Change what Alt+Tab Shows in Windows 11


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You can press the Alt + Tab or Ctrl + Alt + Tab keys to switch between open windows in Windows 11.

You can select Alt+Tab to show:
  • Open windows and all tabs in Microsoft Edge
  • Open windows and 5 most recent tabs in Microsoft Edge (default)
  • Open windows and 3 most recent tabs in Microsoft Edge
  • Open windows only
Starting with Windows 11 build 22563, there is now support for Microsoft Edge tabs in snap assist and Alt+Tab.

This tutorial will show you how to change what shows when pressing ALT+TAB to switch between open windows and tabs in Microsoft Edge for your account in Windows 11.


Contents



EXAMPLE: Alt+Tab

Alt+Tab.jpg





Option One

Change what Alt+Tab Shows in Settings


1 Open Settings (Win+I).

2 Click/tap on System on the left side, and click/tap on Mulitasking on the right side. (see screenshot below)

Open Mulitasking settings

Alt+Tab_Settings-1.png

3 Click/tap on Desktops on the right side to expand it open. (see left screenshot below)

4 Select what you want below in the Alt+Tab or Show Microsoft Edge tabs when snapping or pressing Alt + Tab drop menu. (see screenshots below)
  • Open windows and all tabs in Microsoft Edge
  • Open windows and 5 most recent tabs in Microsoft Edge (default)
  • Open windows and 3 most recent tabs in Microsoft Edge
  • Open windows only
Alt+Tab_Settings-2.png
Microsoft_Edge_tabs_snap_and_Alt+tab.png

5 You can now close Settings if you like.




Option Two

Change what Alt+Tab Shows using REG file


1 Click/tap on the Download button below to download the REG file you want to use.

 Alt+Tab_shows_Open_windows_and_all_tabs_in_Microsoft_Edge.reg


(Contents of REG file for reference)
Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced]
"MultiTaskingAltTabFilter"=dword:00000000


 Alt+Tab_shows_Open_windows_and_5_most_recent_tabs_in_Microsoft__Edge.reg

This is the default setting.



(Contents of REG file for reference)
Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced]
"MultiTaskingAltTabFilter"=dword:00000001


 Alt+Tab_shows_Open_windows_and_3_most_recent_tabs_in_Microsoft__Edge.reg


(Contents of REG file for reference)
Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced]
"MultiTaskingAltTabFilter"=dword:00000002


 Alt+Tab_shows_Open_windows_only.reg


(Contents of REG file for reference)
Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced]
"MultiTaskingAltTabFilter"=dword:00000003

2 Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

3 When prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

4 You can now delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.


That's it,
Shawn Brink


 

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