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Alt-Tab Replacement

By Microsoft Free Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Feb 27, 2009

As its name implies, Alt-Tab Replacement is a handy single-function utility for Windows XP that enhances the Alt-Tab functionality. It couldn't be easier to get started--you'll find the new functionality as soon as the program is installed--but we suggest that you take a look at the brief description and instructions in the Read Me file. The program adds a new way to find what you're looking for in your open windows. When you use the Alt-Tab keys to view open applications, you'll see a preview of the window in addition to the program name and icon. You can also quickly go back and forth on the list of running programs by pressing or releasing the Shift key with the Alt-Tab keys. Windows XP users will surely appreciate the convenience and additional flexibility that this freebie provides.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 1


Release December 5, 2008
Date Added January 25, 2007
Version 1

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows, Windows 2000, Windows XP
Additional Requirements Windows 2000/XP


Total Downloads 4,015
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Developer's Description

Alt-Tab Replacement is a free PowerToy created by Microsoft that adds a live preview of the open windows to the Alt-Tab screen. The screen shot above shows what the Alt-Tab screen looks like once the Alt-Tab Replacement PowerToy has been installed.
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