General Switch Between Open Windows in Windows 11


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When you have multiple windows open in Windows 11, you can easily and quickly switch between them.

This tutorial will show you different ways to switch between open windows in Windows 11.


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Option One

Close All Open Windows for App at Once from Taskbar


1 Open Task View (Win+TAB).

2 If you have more than one virtual desktop, select the desktop that has the open window you want to switch to. (see screenshot below)

3 Click/tap on the open window you want to switch to.

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Option Two

Switch Between Open Windows in Alt+Tab


1 Press and hold the Alt key. (see screenshot below)

2 Tap the Tab key until you selected the open window you want to switch to.

3 Release the Alt key.

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Option Three

Switch Between Open Windows in Ctlr+Alt+Tab


1 Press the Ctrl+Alt+Tab keys. (see screenshot below)

2 Perform one of the following actions:
  • Click/tap on the open window you want to switch to.
  • Tap the Tab key until you selected the open window you want to switch to, and press Enter.
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Option Four

Switch Between Open Windows from Taskbar


1 Hover the pointer over the icon on the taskbar for the open window you want to switch to. (see screenshot below)

Icons on the taskbar with a line under them indicates it has open windows.


2 Click/tap on the taskbar thumbnail preview of the open window you want to switch to.

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Option Five

Cycle Between Open Windows using Keyboard Shortcut


Minimized windows will not be included while cycling through open windows.


1 Press the Alt+Esc keys to cycle forward through open windows.

2 Press the Shift+Alt+Esc keys to cycle backward through open windows.


That's it,
Shawn Brink


 

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