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WIN + Tab doesn't work but ALT + Tab does

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    WIN + Tab doesn't work but ALT + Tab does


    WIN + Tab doesn't work but ALT + Tab does

    Has anyone else observed this?

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    Posts : 520
    Windows 8, x64, DP8102 - Win7 Ultimate x64, Dual Boot


    Win+Tab works fine for me. The difference between it and Alt-Tab being Win+Tab rotates each window whereas Alt+Tab shows me a select through which I can cycle:

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    Although, I must posit Win+Tab only works with opened Metro Apps on Win8 8102.109, in my experience.
    Perhaps you have no Metro Apps open?
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    true. no Metro apps open.

    I'm well familiar with the optical difference between Win+Tab and Alt+tab.
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    Posts : 520
    Windows 8, x64, DP8102 - Win7 Ultimate x64, Dual Boot


    Quote Originally Posted by karlsnooks View Post
    true. no Metro apps open.

    I'm well familiar with the optical difference between Win+Tab and Alt+tab.
    Sorry, karl, I didn't mean to imply you weren't. Just relating my experience. Mea Culpa.
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    DeLand, FL
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    Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit


    I'm under Metro right now and Win-Tab is cycling properly.

    -Max
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    I think the 3D Flip is removed
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    Windows 8 Dev Preview


    Quote Originally Posted by Capt.Jack Sparrow View Post
    I think the 3D Flip is removed
    man i loved that feature....hopefully it will be back in the final release
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    DeLand, FL
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    Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit


    Quote Originally Posted by flexx17 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Capt.Jack Sparrow View Post
    I think the 3D Flip is removed
    man i loved that feature....hopefully it will be back in the final release
    I doubt they will implement it in the Metro. To retain it I'll bet that the system will flip back to the desktop first, then present the "rolodex" there.

    -Max
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