Windows 8 and 8.1 Forums


Is there a way to toggle between the same program?

  1. #1


    Posts : 45
    Windows 8

    Is there a way to toggle between the same program?


    I remember when I was using Windows 7 I accidentally found a short key that toggles between the same program e.g. between different windows of a single browser, but forgot what this combination was.

    I know on Mac you can do this by CMD+` I believe.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


    Posts : 480
    Windows 8 Pro x64


    Hold the Win key and press the numeric key that corresponds to the program position in the taskbar (counted from the left). E.g. you have File Explorer at position #1, press Win+1, hold Win and keep pressing 1 to switch.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    Posts : 45
    Windows 8


    Thank you for reminding me of that. I thought there was another way though that toggled to the next window without having to choose it from the list of windows you have open? Or is that just in my imagination.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4


    Welcome to Windows EightForums, PrinterP.

    You can use Alt/Tab keys.

    You may find these handy: Windows 8 Keyboard Shortcut Keys List
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. #5


    Maryland USA
    Posts : 758
    Windows 8 & Windows 7 Dual Boot


    (win) + # will select the item in your system tray

    Click image for larger version

    in this case

    (win +1) would bring up internet explorer

    (win + 2) would open recent folder

    (win + 3) would open chrome etc....

    (ctrl) (tab) will move you up then down the your internet tab windows..
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  6. #6


    Maybe you mean more than one instance of the browser/etc? You can select multi instances by selecting IE, or whatever, with the middle mouse key.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  7. #7


    Posts : 45
    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    Welcome to Windows EightForums, PrinterP.

    You can use Alt/Tab keys.

    You may find these handy: Windows 8 Keyboard Shortcut Keys List
    That just toggles between your latest used window with the current window, even if it is a different program; I want a shortkey that toggles between windows of the same program.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  8. #8


    I don't know what you mean. I have two instances of Notepad open in the screenshot below. I can toggle between them
    using Alt/Tab. The only other shortcut keys concerning pages that I know of would be in an Excel workbook. That would be Ctrl/Page Up or Down.

    Attachment 22884


    7 has 3D flip with WinKey/Tab. WinKey/Tab in 8 brings out the slide out menu of what's open at the left (which is the upper left hot corner with finger or mouse) to toggle between those apps or desktop if open. BTW, one can right click with mouse on one of those to close as shown below.


    Attachment 22885
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Is there a way to toggle between the same program?
Related Threads
I bought this computer about a year and a half ago. Specs are as follows Asus M51BC Windows 8 (upgraded to 8.1) 8 GB RAM AMD FX 8300 processor GTX 650 (upgraded to GTX 760) 1 TB HDD (added 128 GB SSD and 256 SSD) I upgraded to Windows 8.1 as soon as I turned it on so I didn't get a chance to...
Sometimes when I toggle from the classic desktop to the metro desktop using the Win key there is no way for me to get back to the classic desktop - basically it gets stuck (nothing wrong with my keyboard - I've duplicated this using two keyboards). Whenever this happens, I can see the little...
How to Toggle Google Chrome Browser Between Desktop and Modern Windows 8 Mode This tutorial will show you how to quickly toggle Google Chrome browser back and forth between using desktop or modern Windows 8 mode. When you switch back and forth between using desktop or Windows 8 (Metro)...
Hi, I have a Gateway NV52L15 notebook and I am having problems with my WiFi access. I have Windows 8. My wireless networks are not showing up. When I troubleshoot the network adapter, I get a messAge that reads that my wireless capability is turned off. When I go to the Gateway Device fast lane, my...
I'm currently a grad student and need to run and toggle between several programs at once in order to easily complete my assignments (I need Microsoft excel, word, endnote, powerpoint, dropbox, etc. while accessing many internet tabs ). I can do this from the default scenario (i.e. the "old...
Windows 8 Start Menu Toggle in Software and Apps
Windows 8 Start Menu toggle by Solo Dev by ~trickstime on deviantART A Guy
Toggle touch windows 8 code help in Drivers & Hardware
I have been trying to figure out a way to get touch to toggle in windows 8. There are several program that do this in windows 7. All of them work by updating registry values and then issuing a command to windows to register these updates. This update does not work in windows 8. the registry...
Eight Forums Android App Eight Forums IOS App Follow us on Facebook