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Alt+Tab sometimes selects one window too far to the right

2020-11-24, 1:22 AM

I'm using a new Lenovo ThinkPad P53 with Windows 10 Pro, and hitting Alt+Tab (just once) usually selects the last window I was on (which shows the white highlight around the app windows moving to the right), but sometimes it'll already have the one to the right selected so that the one over is now selected (so it moves to the next to the last window you were on).

 

This causes confusion and disorientation, as it happens randomly. It could be the 1st time I hit Alt+Tab, the 15th time, or the 32nd time... it's random. I've tested it over and over just on the laptop on its own screen and keyboard with nothing connected to it, and with a monitor and external keyboard connected.

 

I'm not finding a solution for this. I have other laptops with up-to-date software that are not Lenovo and not experiencing this problem.

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Re:Alt+Tab sometimes selects one window too far to the right

2020-11-24, 5:25 AM

What windows version are you using?

 

The alt+tab function can be defined in windows settings->system->multitasking.

 

I have tried on 19042.610 using my P53, it is working fine.

 

 

 

If you have any quesitons pls let me know.  If it can resolve your question, pls mark it as a solution. 

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Re:Alt+Tab sometimes selects one window too far to the right

2020-11-24, 18:56 PM

Edition: Windows 10 Pro

Version: 20H2

Installed on: ‎11/‎19/‎2020

OS build: 19042.630

Experience: Windows Feature Experience Pack 120.2212.31.0

 

The bug happened a few times while switching between windows within the last few minutes just gathering this info.

 

I'm on a corporate PC set up by another company with our company's specifications... so could that be causing the problem?

 

Where would I look to try to troubleshoot this anway?

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Re:Alt+Tab sometimes selects one window too far to the right

2020-11-25, 1:38 AM

this is the latest OS version. And it should not have this problem.

 

Can you see this problem on all P53 which in your office? Or just happen on one machine?

 

Can you capture a video when you see this issue?

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Re:Alt+Tab sometimes selects one window too far to the right

2020-11-25, 19:12 PM

The tech team member I spoke with said they haven't had the problem reported before... and then while trying to gather info they asked for, the problem happened twice again XD.

I can try to reproduce it on coworker's Lenovo laptops, but they've said that they haven't noticed the problem.

I'm pretty sure I've run into this issue before on a previous computer or two... but then I think it went away after a while before becoming too problematic.

I tried re-setting the Alt + Tab settings in Windows Settings... maybe that'll work.

I know that when I started, I disabled the Edge tabs showing up in Alt+Tab view... that was super-annoying. I need Alt+Tab for switching windows, not browser tabs. I think this may be a bug related to this "new" feature (new to me anyway).

I can't capture a video of the bug unless I can figure out a way that won't expose proprietary company information, and I'm not sure what I should use for that anyway. X-box game capture? OBS? What do you use? I need freeware that isn't malicious or a security/privacy concern.

To describe it better, if you hit Alt+Tab then notice which window has a gray border around it... by default, Windows should select the "next" window to the right of the one you're on (which is the left-most window); however, when the bug happens, the selected window is the one to the right of the normal default one (so, the third window over). This is of course after only having hit Tab (in Alt+Tab) once, not twice accidentally, as it happens on multiple keyboards, and completely randomly, and I don't have any twitchy finger problems.

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Re:Alt+Tab sometimes selects one window too far to the right

2020-11-26, 8:45 AM

Hello,

Just to confirm, under Settings → System → Multitasking you have Pressing Alt+Tab shows set to "Open Windows only".  Is that correct?

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Aryeh Goretsky

 



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Re:Alt+Tab sometimes selects one window too far to the right

2020-12-03, 17:14 PM

Yes.

Multitasking Alt Tab

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