Windows 7 Alt+Tab won’t stay on top or stick
One of the most helpful keyboard shortcuts is Alt+Tab, which makes switching between numerous open windows a breeze. You save time and effort by not having to move the mouse. It might occasionally not register, stopping you from switching windows.
To quickly switch between open programs in Microsoft Windows and other operating systems, press the Alt + Tab.
Windows 7 users who click Alt+Tab occasionally report that the open windows they see do not stay open or stay on top of other windows. Follow the guidelines below to remedy this problem.
By restarting the Windows Explorer
- Press CTRL + Alt + Del to launch Task Manager.
- Once the Processes tab has been activated, choose Windows Explorer.
- Right-clicking on Windows Explorer brings up a context menu where you can choose End Process.
- After choosing the Application tab, click New Task.
- When you type explorer and press Enter, Windows Explorer will open.
- Terminate Task Manager
- To test Alt + Tab, launch more applications or documents.
By restarting the computer
If you are using a computer, we suggest turning it off and unplugging any peripherals before plugging everything back in, waiting a few minutes, then restarting the system and the monitor. The same procedures still apply if you're using a laptop, but you'll also need to remove the battery. A few users were able to resolve the issue on their laptops by unplugging all devices, cables, and batteries.
By installing Support Software
Have you had any issues with Alt+Tab since using your new keyboard? Check the manufacturer's website (Logitech, Dell, HP, etc.) to check whether any unique device drivers or support services are offered. Install these, then check to see if the issue has been solved.
By examining the keyboard on another device
Any liquid or water that you unintentionally dropped on your keyboard? If so, you need to get a new keyboard in place of the one you currently have. The faulty keyboard keys cannot be fixed by changing the operating system. Please double-check your keyboard. Open a text document to manually test each key (such as Microsoft Word, WordPad, Notepad, or another). You should also verify your computer keyboard on a new device or attach a different keyboard to your current laptop or computer, as per our recommendation. If another keyboard on your computer is working well, you must purchase a new keyboard.
By reinstalling the video card drivers
If your computer still uses out-of-date video card drivers, Alt+Tab can cease functioning. Try to keep them current.
For the newest graphics and card drivers, go to the websites of Intel, NVIDIA, or AMD. An alternative is to use a driver updater utility to automatically update the video drivers on your computer.
By Unchecking to enable aero to peek
Step 1: Enter "advanced system settings" into the Search box in the Start menu, then hit the Enter key.
Step 2: Select the Settings option in the System Properties window's Advanced tab's Performance section.
Step 3: Remove your selection from the checkbox next to "Enable Aero Peek" in the Performance Options window.
Correcting faulty system files
Corrupt Windows system files may lead to issues like this one. To repair damaged system files, you can try reinstalling Windows from a previous version that existed before the issue.
By disconnecting hubs and USB headset
Do you connect USB hubs or headsets to your laptop or desktop? If so, before attempting to use the Alt + Tab, you might want to unplug your computer's USB hub and headset. More often than not, the headset was at blame, and end users were able to resolve the problem by simply unplugging the headset from their PCs. The front or rear of your PC case may be a preferable location for the connection on your headset.
By installing/uninstalling Alt-Tab Terminator
Use the Alt-Tab terminator to preview and shift between the numerous opened windows more quickly. If so, you must uninstall the application. You can navigate through other windows more quickly, but it can also make the default Alt-Tab malfunction.
This modification can also be applied in reverse. If the default Alt-Tab isn't working, install the Alt-Tab terminator and try using it to browse through opened windows. Alt-Tab might function as intended with the Alt-Tab terminator installed, making it the best choice.