ALT+TAB behavior in Windows 7

Are you annoyed by how Windows 7 hides windows when you ALT+TAB between them? You could use Windows Logo key+TAB instead, but if you want to return ALT+TAB to the old behavior used by previous versions of Windows, create a DWORD value named AltTabSettings under HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer and assign it the value of 1.

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Mitch Tulloch is an eleven-time recipient of the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) award and a widely recognized expert on Windows Server and cloud computing technologies.  Mitch is also Senior Editor of WServerNews. For more information about him see

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