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Alt-tab: window greyed out but does not move to background

  1. #1

    Posts : 1
    Windows 8.1

    Alt-tab: window greyed out but does not move to background


    When I alt-tab between two windows, the previous window is greyed out but remains in the foreground.

    This happens between windows of any program, whether it's Chrome, File Explorer, Firefox, Microsoft Word...

    The new window is the active window, but it remains covered by the previous window.

    The only way to switch between windows is for me to minimize the first window. Occasionally, alt-tab functions correctly and the previous window is sent to the background, and the new window appears in front of it.

    Is there a solution to this?

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  2. #2

    Posts : 2,073
    Windows 8.0 x64

    I would try one of the free Alt Tab enhancement utilities. See if it does the same thing. Maybe you will get lucky and the 3rd party program won't have the bug. There should be many free ones on download sites like SourceForge - Download, Develop and Publish Free Open Source Software and similar. Just make sure it supports Windows 8 or Ten so that it knows about the Start Screen.
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Alt-tab: window greyed out but does not move to background

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