Use TaskswitchPowertoy to navigate between desktop windows
If you frequently use the Alt+Tab key combination to switch between open windows on your
desktop, you may find it hard to distinguish one window from another, as you have more than one
instance of the same program open.
Microsoft recognized this drawback after releasing Windows XP and subsequently released the "
to resolve this issue. The PowerToy replaces the program icons with actual screenshots of your open
windows. This way you can locate the exact window you want to switch to, which is useful when
navigating between several document windows at one time. To install this program:
- Copy the URL to your browser.
- Choose "Run" from the pop-up dialog box.
- Choose "Run" a second time. This will begin the installation of the PowerToy.
Once you receive the "Installation Complete" dialog, the toy is successfully installed. There's
no need to reboot your PC.
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This was first published in July 2007
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