Recently, we reviewed secret hidden options which allow you to tweak the transparency of the Alt+Tab dialog in Windows 10. In this article, we will see how to make the Alt+Tab dialog hide open windows while cycling through them in the Alt+Tab user interface. Here is how it can be done.
In Windows 10, it is possible to make the Alt+Tab dialog not show background windows when you are switching between them. When enabled, this feature makes Alt+Tab show on an empty Desktop with icons and not a single background window open to distract you. This can be done with a simple Registry tweak.
- Open Registry Editor.
- Go to the following Registry key:
- Create a new subkey here named MultitaskingView.
- Under the MultitaskingView subkey, create a new subkey named AltTabViewHost.
- Under the AltTabViewHost subkey, create a new 32-bit DWORD value and name it wallpaper. Note: Even if you are running 64-bit Windows, you still need to create a 32-bit DWORD value.
Set its value data to 1.
1 - hide background windows.
0 or delete the Wallpaper value - means the default behavior with windows visible on the Desktop.
In the following example, I set it to 1:
Use Winaero Tweaker
If you would like to avoid Registry editing, you can use Winaero Tweaker. It will allow adjusting all the mentioned settings using a user friendly interface.
Watch the following video to see this tweak in action:
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