The open application window manager screen dates back to the Windows Vista era and continues to evolve in later operating systems. On Windows 11, when you press the Alt + Tab key, it displays thumbnails of opened windows and Microsoft Edge tabs, and helps switch from one application to another.
Just hold down the Alt key and keep pressing the Tab key to scroll through open windows. When you see a border around the window you want to work with, release both the Alt and Tab keys.
The Alt + Tab key combination usually moves forward, from left to right. If you miss a window, hold down the Alt key and keep pressing the Tab key until you return to the window you want to select. When you see the desired window, release both keys. You can also use Alt + Shift + Tab to move through the windows in reverse order instead of left to right.
In Windows 11, Microsoft added additional features to the Alt + Tab key to open Microsoft Edge tabs as windows. If desired, you can configure the Alt + Tab key to perform the following actions:
– Open windows and all tabs in Microsoft Edge.
– Open the most recent window and 5 tabs in Microsoft Edge (default).
– Open the most recent window and 3 tabs in Microsoft Edge.
– Only open windows.
You just need to open Settings > System > Multitasking. You will see the Alt + Tab item, clicking the check box will see a list of configuration change options for the open window management screen on Windows 11.
To see the changes, after each selection, press Alt + Tab to preview.