In Windows 10, there is an updated Alt+Tab user interface. It tries to show window thumbnails proportionally when you switch between windows. Depending on how many windows you have open, the preview size of windows is scaled up in size or made smaller. Not every Windows 10 user is happy with this change. Many users would like to get the old Alt Tab view back in Windows 10. If you want it back, here is what you can do.
While it is not possible to get the Alt + Tab UI which was available in Windows 8 and Windows 7, it is possible to get the classic Alt + Tab UI which was available in Windows XP and earlier versions of Windows. This is possible with a simple Registry tweak.
To get the old Alt Tab dialog in Windows 10 and disable the Task View-like new Alt+Tab dialog, you need to do the following:
- Open Registry Editor.
- Go to the following Registry key:
Tip: You can access any desired Registry key with one click.
If you do not have such a Registry key, then just create it.
- Create a new 32-bit DWORD value named AltTabSettings and set it to 1.
- Sign out from your Windows 10 session and sign in again.
Now, press the Alt + Tab shortcut keys together on the keyboard.
Alternatively, you can use Winaero Tweaker. Download Winaero Tweaker and go to Appearance\Alt+Tab appearance:
You are done. To revert everything back, delete the earlier mentioned AltTabSettings Registry value. This tweak will not entirely disable the Task View feature. The taskbar button and Win + Tab will continue to show Task View.