How to change what Alt + Tab displays in Windows 10

How to change what Alt + Tab displays in Windows 10

You can press the Alt + Tab or Ctrl + Alt + Tab keys to switch between open apps and websites in Windows 10.

New Alt + Tab feature for Insider users

Starting with Windows 10 build 20161, all open tabs in Microsoft Edge will begin to appear in Alt + Tab , not just active in each browser window.

If you want less tabs or the classic Alt + Tab experience, Microsoft has added some settings for you under Settings> System> Multitasking . You can configure Alt + Tab to show only the last 3 or 5 tabs, or select ” Open windows only ” to disable this feature completely.

This Alt + Tab feature is currently rolled out to a human set of Insider users in the Dev Channel and requires a Canary or Dev build of Microsoft Edge (version 83.0.475.0 or higher).

This guide will show you how to change what appears when you press Alt + Tab to switch between open apps and websites in Windows 10.

Change what’s displayed in Alt + Tab via Settings

1. Open Settings and click the System icon .

2. Click Multitasking on the left side.

3. In Alt + Tab on the right, select an option below you want in the Pressing Alt + Tab shows drop-down menu:

  • Open windows and all tabs in Edge ( opens windows and all tabs in Edge ) (default)
  • Open windows and 5 most recent tabs in Edge ( Opens the 5 most recent windows and tabs in Edge )
  • Open windows and 3 most recent tabs in Edge ( Opens the most recent windows and 3 tabs in Edge )
  • Open windows only (only open)
Select an option in the Pressing Alt + Tab shows drop-down menu

4. Now, you can close Settings if you want.

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