Task switching XE "task switching" is a principal objective of Windows. Here are two handy ways to move between functions:
when several are running: Hold down the
Alt key. Tap the Tab
key without releasing Alt.
A little box will announce the name of another program. If you release
then, you get that program. If you tap
again, you get a third program. When you see the one you want, release
An alternative approach (a keyboard shortcut for clicking on the control menu button) is
Alt-Esc. This elicits a task
list of all programs running. You can
move the highlight down to one and press
in one program: Control-Tab
switches between windows. This is especially handy if one window completely covers another.
Clicking on any part of a
window always jumps to that window.
This fact is applicable unless the window is