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Trouble with "task switching"

Onwardbob
 

Hi; what is this "task switching" thing I keep unexpectedly getting caught
up in? How does it happen, and how do I get out of it? Currently all I can
manage is order Cortana to do a restart. Thanks...

BOB SOUTAR.ONWARD THRU THE FOG

Richard Turner
 



"Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime." - Mark Twain




On Jul 4, 2018, at 4:59 PM, Onwardbob <onwardbob@...> wrote:

Hi; what is this "task switching" thing I keep unexpectedly getting caught
up in? How does it happen, and how do I get out of it? Currently all I can
manage is order Cortana to do a restart. Thanks...

BOB SOUTAR.ONWARD THRU THE FOG






Are you hitting Alt -Tab?
What are you doing when it happens?
Richard
 

Onwardbob
 

Yes, but don't know what gets it started.

BOB SOUTAR…ONWARD THRU THE FOG

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Richard Turner
Sent: Wednesday, July 04, 2018 5:24 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Trouble with "task switching"



"Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime." - Mark Twain








On Jul 4, 2018, at 4:59 PM, Onwardbob <onwardbob@...> wrote:



Hi; what is this "task switching" thing I keep unexpectedly getting caught
up in? How does it happen, and how do I get out of it? Currently all I can
manage is order Cortana to do a restart. Thanks...

BOB SOUTAR.ONWARD THRU THE FOG








Are you hitting Alt -Tab?
What are you doing when it happens?
Richard

Richard Turner
 

Alt-Tab is the keystroke to switch between open programs.
JAWS says task switching. Apparently it is saying that even when there are no programs open.
But, Al-Tab has no other function. So, if you are pressing alt-tab, then that is what is causing that.
Richard



(Sent from the iPod Touch 6)

On Jul 4, 2018, at 6:18 PM, Onwardbob <onwardbob@...> wrote:

Yes, but don't know what gets it started.

BOB SOUTAR…ONWARD THRU THE FOG


-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Richard Turner
Sent: Wednesday, July 04, 2018 5:24 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Trouble with "task switching"



"Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime." - Mark Twain








On Jul 4, 2018, at 4:59 PM, Onwardbob <onwardbob@...> wrote:



   Hi; what is this "task switching" thing I keep unexpectedly getting caught
   up in? How does it happen, and how do I get out of it? Currently all I can
   manage is order Cortana to do a restart. Thanks...
   
   BOB SOUTAR.ONWARD THRU THE FOG
   
   
   
   
   
   
   

Are you hitting Alt -Tab?
What are you doing when it happens?
Richard






Onwardbob
 

OK, What is it and why does it only happen occasionally and why once it does am I stuck with no control? How do I get out of it?

BOB SOUTAR…ONWARD THRU THE FOG

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Richard Turner
Sent: Wednesday, July 04, 2018 8:03 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Trouble with "task switching"

Alt-Tab is the keystroke to switch between open programs.
JAWS says task switching. Apparently it is saying that even when there are no programs open.
But, Al-Tab has no other function. So, if you are pressing alt-tab, then that is what is causing that.
Richard




(Sent from the iPod Touch 6)

On Jul 4, 2018, at 6:18 PM, Onwardbob <onwardbob@...> wrote:



Yes, but don't know what gets it started.

BOB SOUTAR…ONWARD THRU THE FOG


-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Richard Turner
Sent: Wednesday, July 04, 2018 5:24 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Trouble with "task switching"



"Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime." - Mark Twain








On Jul 4, 2018, at 4:59 PM, Onwardbob <onwardbob@...> wrote:



Hi; what is this "task switching" thing I keep unexpectedly getting caught
up in? How does it happen, and how do I get out of it? Currently all I can
manage is order Cortana to do a restart. Thanks...

BOB SOUTAR.ONWARD THRU THE FOG








Are you hitting Alt -Tab?
What are you doing when it happens?
Richard

Onwardbob
 

Actually there programs open. All I can do is listen to it say "task switching" and the name of the open programs as I alt tab. I can do nothing but switch between programs without any further control. Do do a restart I have to ask Cortana because none of my controls work.

BOB SOUTAR…ONWARD THRU THE FOG

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Richard Turner
Sent: Wednesday, July 04, 2018 8:03 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Trouble with "task switching"

Alt-Tab is the keystroke to switch between open programs.
JAWS says task switching. Apparently it is saying that even when there are no programs open.
But, Al-Tab has no other function. So, if you are pressing alt-tab, then that is what is causing that.
Richard




(Sent from the iPod Touch 6)

On Jul 4, 2018, at 6:18 PM, Onwardbob <onwardbob@...> wrote:



Yes, but don't know what gets it started.

BOB SOUTAR…ONWARD THRU THE FOG


-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Richard Turner
Sent: Wednesday, July 04, 2018 5:24 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Trouble with "task switching"



"Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime." - Mark Twain








On Jul 4, 2018, at 4:59 PM, Onwardbob <onwardbob@...> wrote:



Hi; what is this "task switching" thing I keep unexpectedly getting caught
up in? How does it happen, and how do I get out of it? Currently all I can
manage is order Cortana to do a restart. Thanks...

BOB SOUTAR.ONWARD THRU THE FOG








Are you hitting Alt -Tab?
What are you doing when it happens?
Richard

Richard Turner
 

Well, since I have no idea why that is happening. I'd suggest you call Microsoft Accessibility: 800-936-5900
Though, it sounds like perhaps your alt key might be sticking. I am assuming you release the alt-tab when you land on the program you are wanting to focus on.
Richard


"Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime." - Mark Twain




On Jul 4, 2018, at 8:20 PM, Onwardbob <onwardbob@...> wrote:

Actually there programs open. All I can do is listen to it say "task switching" and the name of the open programs as I alt tab. I can do nothing but switch between programs without any further control. Do do a restart I have to ask Cortana because none of my controls work.

BOB SOUTAR…ONWARD THRU THE FOG


-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Richard Turner
Sent: Wednesday, July 04, 2018 8:03 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Trouble with "task switching"

Alt-Tab is the keystroke to switch between open programs.
JAWS says task switching. Apparently it is saying that even when there are no programs open.
But, Al-Tab has no other function. So, if you are pressing alt-tab, then that is what is causing that.
Richard




(Sent from the iPod Touch 6)

On Jul 4, 2018, at 6:18 PM, Onwardbob <onwardbob@...> wrote:



   Yes, but don't know what gets it started.
   
   BOB SOUTAR…ONWARD THRU THE FOG
   
   
   -----Original Message-----
   From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Richard Turner
   Sent: Wednesday, July 04, 2018 5:24 PM
   To: main@jfw.groups.io
   Subject: Re: Trouble with "task switching"
   
   
   
   "Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime." - Mark Twain
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   On Jul 4, 2018, at 4:59 PM, Onwardbob <onwardbob@...> wrote:
   
   
   
      Hi; what is this "task switching" thing I keep unexpectedly getting caught
      up in? How does it happen, and how do I get out of it? Currently all I can
      manage is order Cortana to do a restart. Thanks...

      BOB SOUTAR.ONWARD THRU THE FOG







   
   Are you hitting Alt -Tab?
   What are you doing when it happens?
   Richard
   
   
   
   
   
   
   






James Bentley
 

So, hitting the Windows key with the letter D or, with the letter M doesn’t take you to your desktop where you can recover?
 
James B
 
 
 

Sent: Wednesday, July 04, 2018 10:27 PM
Subject: Re: Trouble with "task switching"
 
Well, since I have no idea why that is happening. I'd suggest you call Microsoft Accessibility: 800-936-5900
Though, it sounds like perhaps your alt key might be sticking. I am assuming you release the alt-tab when you land on the program you are wanting to focus on.
Richard
 
 

"Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime." - Mark Twain


 


On Jul 4, 2018, at 8:20 PM, Onwardbob <onwardbob@...> wrote:

Actually there programs open. All I can do is listen to it say "task switching" and the name of the open programs as I alt tab. I can do nothing but switch between programs without any further control. Do do a restart I have to ask Cortana because none of my controls work.

BOB SOUTAR…ONWARD THRU THE FOG


-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Richard Turner
Sent: Wednesday, July 04, 2018 8:03 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Trouble with "task switching"

Alt-Tab is the keystroke to switch between open programs.
JAWS says task switching. Apparently it is saying that even when there are no programs open.
But, Al-Tab has no other function. So, if you are pressing alt-tab, then that is what is causing that.
Richard




(Sent from the iPod Touch 6)

On Jul 4, 2018, at 6:18 PM, Onwardbob <onwardbob@...> wrote:



   Yes, but don't know what gets it started.
  
   BOB SOUTAR…ONWARD THRU THE FOG
  
  
   -----Original Message-----
   From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Richard Turner
   Sent: Wednesday, July 04, 2018 5:24 PM
   To: main@jfw.groups.io
   Subject: Re: Trouble with "task switching"
  
  
  
   "Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime." - Mark Twain
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
   On Jul 4, 2018, at 4:59 PM, Onwardbob <onwardbob@...> wrote:
  
  
  
      Hi; what is this "task switching" thing I keep unexpectedly getting caught
      up in? How does it happen, and how do I get out of it? Currently all I can
      manage is order Cortana to do a restart. Thanks...

      BOB SOUTAR.ONWARD THRU THE FOG







  
   Are you hitting Alt -Tab?
   What are you doing when it happens?
   Richard
  
  
  
  
  
  
  






paul lemm
 

Hi,

Pressing alt and tab cycles you through open programs on your pc releasing alt tabl then opens that program. Normally. There is an alternative method for task switching which is ctrl, alt and tab, this sounds more like what you are experiencing since releasing the keys will not open the program but leave you in the task switching window and the tab or cursor keys just move between the list of running programs. To exit this mode pressing enter on a program will open that program or pressing escape exits the task switching mode. Not sure if you've already tried this but if you haven't hopefully it solves your problem.

Paul

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Onwardbob
Sent: 05 July 2018 04:21
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Trouble with "task switching"

Actually there programs open. All I can do is listen to it say "task switching" and the name of the open programs as I alt tab. I can do nothing but switch between programs without any further control. Do do a restart I have to ask Cortana because none of my controls work.

BOB SOUTAR…ONWARD THRU THE FOG


-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Richard Turner
Sent: Wednesday, July 04, 2018 8:03 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Trouble with "task switching"

Alt-Tab is the keystroke to switch between open programs.
JAWS says task switching. Apparently it is saying that even when there are no programs open.
But, Al-Tab has no other function. So, if you are pressing alt-tab, then that is what is causing that.
Richard




(Sent from the iPod Touch 6)

On Jul 4, 2018, at 6:18 PM, Onwardbob <onwardbob@...> wrote:



Yes, but don't know what gets it started.

BOB SOUTAR…ONWARD THRU THE FOG


-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Richard Turner
Sent: Wednesday, July 04, 2018 5:24 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Trouble with "task switching"



"Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime." - Mark Twain








On Jul 4, 2018, at 4:59 PM, Onwardbob <onwardbob@...> wrote:



Hi; what is this "task switching" thing I keep unexpectedly getting caught
up in? How does it happen, and how do I get out of it? Currently all I can
manage is order Cortana to do a restart. Thanks...

BOB SOUTAR.ONWARD THRU THE FOG








Are you hitting Alt -Tab?
What are you doing when it happens?
Richard

Onwardbob
 

Thanks, but no luck

BOB SOUTAR…ONWARD THRU THE FOG

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of paul lemm
Sent: Thursday, July 05, 2018 3:25 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Trouble with "task switching"

Hi,

Pressing alt and tab cycles you through open programs on your pc releasing alt tabl then opens that program. Normally. There is an alternative method for task switching which is ctrl, alt and tab, this sounds more like what you are experiencing since releasing the keys will not open the program but leave you in the task switching window and the tab or cursor keys just move between the list of running programs. To exit this mode pressing enter on a program will open that program or pressing escape exits the task switching mode. Not sure if you've already tried this but if you haven't hopefully it solves your problem.

Paul


-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Onwardbob
Sent: 05 July 2018 04:21
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Trouble with "task switching"

Actually there programs open. All I can do is listen to it say "task switching" and the name of the open programs as I alt tab. I can do nothing but switch between programs without any further control. Do do a restart I have to ask Cortana because none of my controls work.

BOB SOUTAR…ONWARD THRU THE FOG


-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Richard Turner
Sent: Wednesday, July 04, 2018 8:03 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Trouble with "task switching"

Alt-Tab is the keystroke to switch between open programs.
JAWS says task switching. Apparently it is saying that even when there are no programs open.
But, Al-Tab has no other function. So, if you are pressing alt-tab, then that is what is causing that.
Richard




(Sent from the iPod Touch 6)

On Jul 4, 2018, at 6:18 PM, Onwardbob <onwardbob@...> wrote:



Yes, but don't know what gets it started.

BOB SOUTAR…ONWARD THRU THE FOG


-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Richard Turner
Sent: Wednesday, July 04, 2018 5:24 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Trouble with "task switching"



"Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime." - Mark Twain








On Jul 4, 2018, at 4:59 PM, Onwardbob <onwardbob@...> wrote:



Hi; what is this "task switching" thing I keep unexpectedly getting caught
up in? How does it happen, and how do I get out of it? Currently all I can
manage is order Cortana to do a restart. Thanks...

BOB SOUTAR.ONWARD THRU THE FOG








Are you hitting Alt -Tab?
What are you doing when it happens?
Richard

Dan Longmore
 

Hi,
JAWS key and F10 allows you to cycle through and switch to programs on TaskBar. At times , for me, JAWS will switch between programs but not announce the name when using Alt & Tab. If you are using a wireless keyboard try resetting the receiver in the USB port. If the device is even slightly loose data transmission can be intermittent.

Dan

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Onwardbob
Sent: Thursday, July 5, 2018 6:42 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Trouble with "task switching"

Thanks, but no luck

BOB SOUTAR…ONWARD THRU THE FOG

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of paul lemm
Sent: Thursday, July 05, 2018 3:25 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Trouble with "task switching"

Hi,

Pressing alt and tab cycles you through open programs on your pc releasing alt tabl then opens that program. Normally. There is an alternative method for task switching which is ctrl, alt and tab, this sounds more like what you are experiencing since releasing the keys will not open the program but leave you in the task switching window and the tab or cursor keys just move between the list of running programs. To exit this mode pressing enter on a program will open that program or pressing escape exits the task switching mode. Not sure if you've already tried this but if you haven't hopefully it solves your problem.

Paul


-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Onwardbob
Sent: 05 July 2018 04:21
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Trouble with "task switching"

Actually there programs open. All I can do is listen to it say "task switching" and the name of the open programs as I alt tab. I can do nothing but switch between programs without any further control. Do do a restart I have to ask Cortana because none of my controls work.

BOB SOUTAR…ONWARD THRU THE FOG


-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Richard Turner
Sent: Wednesday, July 04, 2018 8:03 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Trouble with "task switching"

Alt-Tab is the keystroke to switch between open programs.
JAWS says task switching. Apparently it is saying that even when there are no programs open.
But, Al-Tab has no other function. So, if you are pressing alt-tab, then that is what is causing that.
Richard




(Sent from the iPod Touch 6)

On Jul 4, 2018, at 6:18 PM, Onwardbob <onwardbob@...> wrote:



Yes, but don't know what gets it started.

BOB SOUTAR…ONWARD THRU THE FOG


-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Richard Turner
Sent: Wednesday, July 04, 2018 5:24 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Trouble with "task switching"



"Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime." - Mark Twain








On Jul 4, 2018, at 4:59 PM, Onwardbob <onwardbob@...> wrote:



Hi; what is this "task switching" thing I keep unexpectedly getting caught
up in? How does it happen, and how do I get out of it? Currently all I can
manage is order Cortana to do a restart. Thanks...

BOB SOUTAR.ONWARD THRU THE FOG








Are you hitting Alt -Tab?
What are you doing when it happens?
Richard

Mike B. <mike9902@...>
 


Hi Bob,
 
See if this will help you:

Greetings:  On occasion I somehow invoke Task Switching.

I have no idea how this happens and, more to the point, I do not know how to escape to return to my previous state of operation.

Are there keystrokes to defeat this condition and, bonus points here, can someone explain the proper application of this feature please.  Many thanks.

Mitch

 

From: Kevin Minor

Hi Mitch.

If you’re talking about the old standard of ALT+TAB to switch tasks, Windows 10 has an additional way to activate this option, and that’s hitting WINDOWS+TAB.  Unlike ALT+TAB, where you switch to a task and then release the keys to get to your task, WINDOWS+TAB brings up a dialogue where you can arrow through your tasks.  I like this method better, because I can arrow through the tasks quicker than hitting two keys.  To activate a task, just press ENTER.  To cancel out of the above task switching, hit ESC.

Hope that was what you were wanting.

Have a blessed day and don’t work too hard.

Kevin Minor and the amazing Jilly, Lexington, KY

Take Care.  Mike.  Go Dodgers!
Sent from my iBarstool.

----- Original Message -----
From: Onwardbob
Sent: Thursday, July 05, 2018 3:41 PM
Subject: Re: Trouble with "task switching"

Thanks, but no luck

BOB SOUTAR…ONWARD THRU THE FOG

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of paul lemm
Sent: Thursday, July 05, 2018 3:25 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Trouble with "task switching"

Hi,

Pressing alt and tab cycles you through open programs on your pc releasing alt tabl then opens that program. Normally. There is an alternative method for  task switching which is ctrl, alt and tab,  this sounds more like what you are experiencing   since releasing the keys will not open the program but leave you in the task  switching  window  and the tab or cursor keys just move between the list of running programs. To exit this mode pressing enter on a program will open that program or pressing escape exits  the task switching mode.  Not sure if you've already tried this but if you haven't hopefully it solves your problem.

Paul


-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Onwardbob
Sent: 05 July 2018 04:21
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Trouble with "task switching"

Actually there programs open. All I can do is listen to it say "task switching" and the name of the open programs as I alt tab. I can do nothing but switch between programs without any further control. Do do a restart I have to ask Cortana because none of my controls work.

BOB SOUTAR…ONWARD THRU THE FOG


-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Richard Turner
Sent: Wednesday, July 04, 2018 8:03 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Trouble with "task switching"

Alt-Tab is the keystroke to switch between open programs.
JAWS says task switching. Apparently it is saying that even when there are no programs open.
But, Al-Tab has no other function. So, if you are pressing alt-tab, then that is what is causing that.
Richard




(Sent from the iPod Touch 6)

On Jul 4, 2018, at 6:18 PM, Onwardbob <onwardbob@...> wrote:



Yes, but don't know what gets it started.

BOB SOUTAR…ONWARD THRU THE FOG


-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Richard Turner
Sent: Wednesday, July 04, 2018 5:24 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Trouble with "task switching"



"Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime." - Mark Twain








On Jul 4, 2018, at 4:59 PM, Onwardbob <onwardbob@...> wrote:



   Hi; what is this "task switching" thing I keep unexpectedly getting caught
   up in? How does it happen, and how do I get out of it? Currently all I can
   manage is order Cortana to do a restart. Thanks...

   BOB SOUTAR.ONWARD THRU THE FOG








Are you hitting Alt -Tab?
What are you doing when it happens?
Richard



















Onwardbob
 

Hi, don't know. Did Dave ever get an answer. I've sure had no luck.

BOB SOUTAR…ONWARD THRU THE FOG

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Mike B.
Sent: Thursday, July 05, 2018 4:16 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Trouble with "task switching"

Hi Bob,

See if this will help you:
From: Dave Mitchell <mailto:mitch@...>

Greetings: On occasion I somehow invoke Task Switching.

I have no idea how this happens and, more to the point, I do not know how to escape to return to my previous state of operation.

Are there keystrokes to defeat this condition and, bonus points here, can someone explain the proper application of this feature please. Many thanks.

Mitch



From: Kevin Minor <mailto:kminor65@...>

Hi Mitch.

If you’re talking about the old standard of ALT+TAB to switch tasks, Windows 10 has an additional way to activate this option, and that’s hitting WINDOWS+TAB. Unlike ALT+TAB, where you switch to a task and then release the keys to get to your task, WINDOWS+TAB brings up a dialogue where you can arrow through your tasks. I like this method better, because I can arrow through the tasks quicker than hitting two keys. To activate a task, just press ENTER. To cancel out of the above task switching, hit ESC.

Hope that was what you were wanting.

Have a blessed day and don’t work too hard.

Kevin Minor and the amazing Jilly, Lexington, KY

Take Care. Mike. Go Dodgers!
Sent from my iBarstool.
----- Original Message -----
From: Onwardbob <mailto:onwardbob@...>
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Sent: Thursday, July 05, 2018 3:41 PM
Subject: Re: Trouble with "task switching"

Thanks, but no luck

BOB SOUTAR…ONWARD THRU THE FOG

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of paul lemm
Sent: Thursday, July 05, 2018 3:25 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Trouble with "task switching"

Hi,

Pressing alt and tab cycles you through open programs on your pc releasing alt tabl then opens that program. Normally. There is an alternative method for task switching which is ctrl, alt and tab, this sounds more like what you are experiencing since releasing the keys will not open the program but leave you in the task switching window and the tab or cursor keys just move between the list of running programs. To exit this mode pressing enter on a program will open that program or pressing escape exits the task switching mode. Not sure if you've already tried this but if you haven't hopefully it solves your problem.

Paul


-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Onwardbob
Sent: 05 July 2018 04:21
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Trouble with "task switching"

Actually there programs open. All I can do is listen to it say "task switching" and the name of the open programs as I alt tab. I can do nothing but switch between programs without any further control. Do do a restart I have to ask Cortana because none of my controls work.

BOB SOUTAR…ONWARD THRU THE FOG


-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Richard Turner
Sent: Wednesday, July 04, 2018 8:03 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Trouble with "task switching"

Alt-Tab is the keystroke to switch between open programs.
JAWS says task switching. Apparently it is saying that even when there are no programs open.
But, Al-Tab has no other function. So, if you are pressing alt-tab, then that is what is causing that.
Richard




(Sent from the iPod Touch 6)

On Jul 4, 2018, at 6:18 PM, Onwardbob <onwardbob@...> wrote:



Yes, but don't know what gets it started.

BOB SOUTAR…ONWARD THRU THE FOG


-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Richard Turner
Sent: Wednesday, July 04, 2018 5:24 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Trouble with "task switching"



"Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime." - Mark Twain








On Jul 4, 2018, at 4:59 PM, Onwardbob <onwardbob@...> wrote:



Hi; what is this "task switching" thing I keep unexpectedly getting caught
up in? How does it happen, and how do I get out of it? Currently all I can
manage is order Cortana to do a restart. Thanks...

BOB SOUTAR.ONWARD THRU THE FOG








Are you hitting Alt -Tab?
What are you doing when it happens?
Richard

Mike B. <mike9902@...>
 


Hi Bob,
 
Yes, the answer was below Dave's question!  LOL 
Take Care.  Mike.  Go Dodgers!
Sent from my iBarstool.

----- Original Message -----
From: Onwardbob
Sent: Thursday, July 05, 2018 4:39 PM
Subject: Re: Trouble with "task switching"

Hi, don't know. Did Dave ever get an answer. I've sure had no luck.

BOB SOUTAR…ONWARD THRU THE FOG


-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Mike B.
Sent: Thursday, July 05, 2018 4:16 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Trouble with "task switching"

Hi Bob,
 
See if this will help you:
From: Dave Mitchell <mailto:mitch@...>

Greetings:  On occasion I somehow invoke Task Switching.

I have no idea how this happens and, more to the point, I do not know how to escape to return to my previous state of operation.

Are there keystrokes to defeat this condition and, bonus points here, can someone explain the proper application of this feature please.  Many thanks.

Mitch

 

From: Kevin Minor <mailto:kminor65@...>

Hi Mitch.

If you’re talking about the old standard of ALT+TAB to switch tasks, Windows 10 has an additional way to activate this option, and that’s hitting WINDOWS+TAB.  Unlike ALT+TAB, where you switch to a task and then release the keys to get to your task, WINDOWS+TAB brings up a dialogue where you can arrow through your tasks.  I like this method better, because I can arrow through the tasks quicker than hitting two keys.  To activate a task, just press ENTER.  To cancel out of the above task switching, hit ESC.

Hope that was what you were wanting.

Have a blessed day and don’t work too hard.

Kevin Minor and the amazing Jilly, Lexington, KY

Take Care.  Mike.  Go Dodgers!
Sent from my iBarstool.
----- Original Message -----
From: Onwardbob <mailto:onwardbob@...>
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Sent: Thursday, July 05, 2018 3:41 PM
Subject: Re: Trouble with "task switching"

Thanks, but no luck

BOB SOUTAR…ONWARD THRU THE FOG

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of paul lemm
Sent: Thursday, July 05, 2018 3:25 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Trouble with "task switching"

Hi,

Pressing alt and tab cycles you through open programs on your pc releasing alt tabl then opens that program. Normally. There is an alternative method for  task switching which is ctrl, alt and tab,  this sounds more like what you are experiencing   since releasing the keys will not open the program but leave you in the task  switching  window  and the tab or cursor keys just move between the list of running programs. To exit this mode pressing enter on a program will open that program or pressing escape exits  the task switching mode.  Not sure if you've already tried this but if you haven't hopefully it solves your problem.

Paul


-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Onwardbob
Sent: 05 July 2018 04:21
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Trouble with "task switching"

Actually there programs open. All I can do is listen to it say "task switching" and the name of the open programs as I alt tab. I can do nothing but switch between programs without any further control. Do do a restart I have to ask Cortana because none of my controls work.

BOB SOUTAR…ONWARD THRU THE FOG


-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Richard Turner
Sent: Wednesday, July 04, 2018 8:03 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Trouble with "task switching"

Alt-Tab is the keystroke to switch between open programs.
JAWS says task switching. Apparently it is saying that even when there are no programs open.
But, Al-Tab has no other function. So, if you are pressing alt-tab, then that is what is causing that.
Richard




(Sent from the iPod Touch 6)

On Jul 4, 2018, at 6:18 PM, Onwardbob <onwardbob@...> wrote:



Yes, but don't know what gets it started.

BOB SOUTAR…ONWARD THRU THE FOG


-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Richard Turner
Sent: Wednesday, July 04, 2018 5:24 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Trouble with "task switching"



"Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime." - Mark Twain








On Jul 4, 2018, at 4:59 PM, Onwardbob <onwardbob@...> wrote:



   Hi; what is this "task switching" thing I keep unexpectedly getting caught
   up in? How does it happen, and how do I get out of it? Currently all I can
   manage is order Cortana to do a restart. Thanks...

   BOB SOUTAR.ONWARD THRU THE FOG








Are you hitting Alt -Tab?
What are you doing when it happens?
Richard
























Dave Durber
 

Hello Paul:

I do not wish to be pedantic but, ALT+TAB, does not open any program.

If you have several programs open, ALT+TAB, cycles you through the programs you have open. When you release both keys, Windows gives focus to that open program.

Sincerely:

Dave Durber

----- Original Message -----
From: "paul lemm" <paul.lemm@...>
To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
Sent: Thursday, July 05, 2018 11:25 AM
Subject: Re: Trouble with "task switching"


Hi,

Pressing alt and tab cycles you through open programs on your pc releasing alt tabl then opens that program. Normally. There is an alternative method for task switching which is ctrl, alt and tab, this sounds more like what you are experiencing since releasing the keys will not open the program but leave you in the task switching window and the tab or cursor keys just move between the list of running programs. To exit this mode pressing enter on a program will open that program or pressing escape exits the task switching mode. Not sure if you've already tried this but if you haven't hopefully it solves your problem.

Paul


-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Onwardbob
Sent: 05 July 2018 04:21
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Trouble with "task switching"

Actually there programs open. All I can do is listen to it say "task switching" and the name of the open programs as I alt tab. I can do nothing but switch between programs without any further control. Do do a restart I have to ask Cortana because none of my controls work.

BOB SOUTAR…ONWARD THRU THE FOG


-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Richard Turner
Sent: Wednesday, July 04, 2018 8:03 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Trouble with "task switching"

Alt-Tab is the keystroke to switch between open programs.
JAWS says task switching. Apparently it is saying that even when there are no programs open.
But, Al-Tab has no other function. So, if you are pressing alt-tab, then that is what is causing that.
Richard




(Sent from the iPod Touch 6)

On Jul 4, 2018, at 6:18 PM, Onwardbob <onwardbob@...> wrote:



Yes, but don't know what gets it started.

BOB SOUTAR…ONWARD THRU THE FOG


-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Richard Turner
Sent: Wednesday, July 04, 2018 5:24 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Trouble with "task switching"



"Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime." - Mark Twain








On Jul 4, 2018, at 4:59 PM, Onwardbob <onwardbob@...> wrote:



Hi; what is this "task switching" thing I keep unexpectedly getting caught
up in? How does it happen, and how do I get out of it? Currently all I can
manage is order Cortana to do a restart. Thanks...

BOB SOUTAR.ONWARD THRU THE FOG








Are you hitting Alt -Tab?
What are you doing when it happens?
Richard

Kimber Gardner
 

Coming in very late to this discussion. But I'm experiencing similar
behavior running windows 7 and jaws 18 on my Lenovo laptop. I
attributed it to the laptop being old and rather slow, but maybe
there's more to it than that.

Kim

On 7/7/18, Dave Durber <d.durber@...> wrote:
Hello Paul:

I do not wish to be pedantic but, ALT+TAB, does not open any program.

If you have several programs open, ALT+TAB, cycles you through the programs

you have open. When you release both keys, Windows gives focus to that open

program.

Sincerely:

Dave Durber

----- Original Message -----
From: "paul lemm" <paul.lemm@...>
To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
Sent: Thursday, July 05, 2018 11:25 AM
Subject: Re: Trouble with "task switching"


Hi,

Pressing alt and tab cycles you through open programs on your pc releasing
alt tabl then opens that program. Normally. There is an alternative method
for task switching which is ctrl, alt and tab, this sounds more like what

you are experiencing since releasing the keys will not open the program
but leave you in the task switching window and the tab or cursor keys
just move between the list of running programs. To exit this mode pressing
enter on a program will open that program or pressing escape exits the task

switching mode. Not sure if you've already tried this but if you haven't
hopefully it solves your problem.

Paul


-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Onwardbob
Sent: 05 July 2018 04:21
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Trouble with "task switching"

Actually there programs open. All I can do is listen to it say "task
switching" and the name of the open programs as I alt tab. I can do nothing

but switch between programs without any further control. Do do a restart I
have to ask Cortana because none of my controls work.

BOB SOUTAR…ONWARD THRU THE FOG


-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Richard
Turner
Sent: Wednesday, July 04, 2018 8:03 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Trouble with "task switching"

Alt-Tab is the keystroke to switch between open programs.
JAWS says task switching. Apparently it is saying that even when there are
no programs open.
But, Al-Tab has no other function. So, if you are pressing alt-tab, then
that is what is causing that.
Richard




(Sent from the iPod Touch 6)

On Jul 4, 2018, at 6:18 PM, Onwardbob <onwardbob@...> wrote:



Yes, but don't know what gets it started.

BOB SOUTAR…ONWARD THRU THE FOG


-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Richard
Turner
Sent: Wednesday, July 04, 2018 5:24 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Trouble with "task switching"



"Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of
our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable
views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little
corner of the earth all one's lifetime." - Mark Twain








On Jul 4, 2018, at 4:59 PM, Onwardbob <onwardbob@...> wrote:



Hi; what is this "task switching" thing I keep unexpectedly getting
caught
up in? How does it happen, and how do I get out of it? Currently all I
can
manage is order Cortana to do a restart. Thanks...

BOB SOUTAR.ONWARD THRU THE FOG








Are you hitting Alt -Tab?
What are you doing when it happens?
Richard




















--
Kimberly

paul lemm
 

Hi Dave,

I kind of see your point, but I disagree , I said it cycles through a list of your open programs, then releasing it opens that program. You said it shifts focus , I don't mean to be pedantic myself, but that’s not what it does, for it to be shifting focus all program windows would need to be open, but from a technical standpoint that’s not the case, since only the active program window is actually open all other programs are minimised whilst not in use and to go to one of the minimised programs you need to open that window . since a lot of people however don't realise that non active program windows are actually minimised whilst not in use I think if I'd used that terminology it could have made my answer more confusing, although I do guess in hindsight I could have said opens that program window rather than program to be more accurate.

Paul

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Dave Durber
Sent: 07 July 2018 13:43
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Trouble with "task switching"

Hello Paul:

I do not wish to be pedantic but, ALT+TAB, does not open any program.

If you have several programs open, ALT+TAB, cycles you through the programs
you have open. When you release both keys, Windows gives focus to that open
program.

Sincerely:

Dave Durber

----- Original Message -----
From: "paul lemm" <paul.lemm@...>
To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
Sent: Thursday, July 05, 2018 11:25 AM
Subject: Re: Trouble with "task switching"


Hi,

Pressing alt and tab cycles you through open programs on your pc releasing
alt tabl then opens that program. Normally. There is an alternative method
for task switching which is ctrl, alt and tab, this sounds more like what
you are experiencing since releasing the keys will not open the program
but leave you in the task switching window and the tab or cursor keys
just move between the list of running programs. To exit this mode pressing
enter on a program will open that program or pressing escape exits the task
switching mode. Not sure if you've already tried this but if you haven't
hopefully it solves your problem.

Paul


-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Onwardbob
Sent: 05 July 2018 04:21
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Trouble with "task switching"

Actually there programs open. All I can do is listen to it say "task
switching" and the name of the open programs as I alt tab. I can do nothing
but switch between programs without any further control. Do do a restart I
have to ask Cortana because none of my controls work.

BOB SOUTAR…ONWARD THRU THE FOG


-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Richard
Turner
Sent: Wednesday, July 04, 2018 8:03 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Trouble with "task switching"

Alt-Tab is the keystroke to switch between open programs.
JAWS says task switching. Apparently it is saying that even when there are
no programs open.
But, Al-Tab has no other function. So, if you are pressing alt-tab, then
that is what is causing that.
Richard




(Sent from the iPod Touch 6)

On Jul 4, 2018, at 6:18 PM, Onwardbob <onwardbob@...> wrote:



Yes, but don't know what gets it started.

BOB SOUTAR…ONWARD THRU THE FOG


-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Richard
Turner
Sent: Wednesday, July 04, 2018 5:24 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Trouble with "task switching"



"Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of
our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable
views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little
corner of the earth all one's lifetime." - Mark Twain








On Jul 4, 2018, at 4:59 PM, Onwardbob <onwardbob@...> wrote:



Hi; what is this "task switching" thing I keep unexpectedly getting
caught
up in? How does it happen, and how do I get out of it? Currently all I
can
manage is order Cortana to do a restart. Thanks...

BOB SOUTAR.ONWARD THRU THE FOG








Are you hitting Alt -Tab?
What are you doing when it happens?
Richard

Steve Matzura
 

I support Dave on this one. If you're rotating through a list of things that are open, how could they be opened any further or better by focusing on them? Answer: they cannot. Once you load data into memory and give the supervisor (a.k.a. the operating system) a memory address to pick up the next instruction, also known as running or opening a program, that's as open as it gets. Rotating through the open programs, then releasing the TAB key on one of them, does only one thing that's special--it allows the user--that's you--to interact with said program via its interface--namely, any input or output channels said program may have commandeered for that purpose, such as a keyboard, mouse, microphone, video display, audio interface, printer, or any other driver software that acts as the go-between between said program and some unknown piece of hardware. The only thing that gets opened when releasing the TAB key whilst cycling through a list of running programs is that program's user window.

On 7/7/2018 5:00 PM, paul lemm wrote:
Hi Dave,

I kind of see your point, but I disagree , I said it cycles through a list of your open programs, then releasing it opens that program. You said it shifts focus , I don't mean to be pedantic myself, but that’s not what it does, for it to be shifting focus all program windows would need to be open, but from a technical standpoint that’s not the case, since only the active program window is actually open all other programs are minimised whilst not in use and to go to one of the minimised programs you need to open that window . since a lot of people however don't realise that non active program windows are actually minimised whilst not in use I think if I'd used that terminology it could have made my answer more confusing, although I do guess in hindsight I could have said opens that program window rather than program to be more accurate.

Paul
-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Dave Durber
Sent: 07 July 2018 13:43
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Trouble with "task switching"

Hello Paul:

I do not wish to be pedantic but, ALT+TAB, does not open any program.

If you have several programs open, ALT+TAB, cycles you through the programs
you have open. When you release both keys, Windows gives focus to that open
program.

Sincerely:

Dave Durber

----- Original Message -----
From: "paul lemm" <paul.lemm@...>
To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
Sent: Thursday, July 05, 2018 11:25 AM
Subject: Re: Trouble with "task switching"


Hi,

Pressing alt and tab cycles you through open programs on your pc releasing
alt tabl then opens that program. Normally. There is an alternative method
for task switching which is ctrl, alt and tab, this sounds more like what
you are experiencing since releasing the keys will not open the program
but leave you in the task switching window and the tab or cursor keys
just move between the list of running programs. To exit this mode pressing
enter on a program will open that program or pressing escape exits the task
switching mode. Not sure if you've already tried this but if you haven't
hopefully it solves your problem.

Paul


-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Onwardbob
Sent: 05 July 2018 04:21
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Trouble with "task switching"

Actually there programs open. All I can do is listen to it say "task
switching" and the name of the open programs as I alt tab. I can do nothing
but switch between programs without any further control. Do do a restart I
have to ask Cortana because none of my controls work.

BOB SOUTAR…ONWARD THRU THE FOG


-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Richard
Turner
Sent: Wednesday, July 04, 2018 8:03 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Trouble with "task switching"

Alt-Tab is the keystroke to switch between open programs.
JAWS says task switching. Apparently it is saying that even when there are
no programs open.
But, Al-Tab has no other function. So, if you are pressing alt-tab, then
that is what is causing that.
Richard




(Sent from the iPod Touch 6)

On Jul 4, 2018, at 6:18 PM, Onwardbob <onwardbob@...> wrote:



Yes, but don't know what gets it started.

BOB SOUTAR…ONWARD THRU THE FOG


-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Richard
Turner
Sent: Wednesday, July 04, 2018 5:24 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Trouble with "task switching"



"Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of
our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable
views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little
corner of the earth all one's lifetime." - Mark Twain








On Jul 4, 2018, at 4:59 PM, Onwardbob <onwardbob@...> wrote:



Hi; what is this "task switching" thing I keep unexpectedly getting
caught
up in? How does it happen, and how do I get out of it? Currently all I
can
manage is order Cortana to do a restart. Thanks...

BOB SOUTAR.ONWARD THRU THE FOG








Are you hitting Alt -Tab?
What are you doing when it happens?
Richard






















 

On Sat, Jul 7, 2018 at 02:00 pm, paul lemm wrote:
I said it cycles through a list of your open programs, then releasing it opens that program. You said it shifts focus , I don't mean to be pedantic myself, but that’s not what it does
And the term "shift focus" is the correct term.  A program has to be open already and ALT+TAB cycles through your open programs and releasing the ALT shifts focus to the window that is selected during the cycling.

If anyone wishes me to try to assist in terms of determining exactly what's happening, because there are several possibilities, please hit WinKey+PrtSc before you restart to get yourself unstuck.  That should have placed a screen shot of your desktop in whatever state it is in into your Pictures library in a folder named Screenshots in PNG format.  If you happen to have others from earlier times, the sequence is to add parenthesis, number, close parentheis to the basic name Screenshot.png, e.g., Screenshot(9).png.

E-mail me the image and I can probably tell you how you got into the state you're in.
 
--

Brian - Windows 10 Home, 64-Bit, Version 1803, Build 17134  

     Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.

         ~ Mark Twain

 

On Sat, Jul 7, 2018 at 05:32 pm, Steve Matzura wrote:
The only thing that gets opened when releasing the TAB key whilst cycling through a list of running programs is that program's user window.
Which has been called giving focus to a program window since Windows first began.  And, if one wishes to be really picky, the window isn't opened as it is, in actuality, already open.  Focus is thrown on to, or shifted to, that already open window.
 
--

Brian - Windows 10 Home, 64-Bit, Version 1803, Build 17134  

     Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.

         ~ Mark Twain