moderated Application switching techniques


Mark
 

How many techniques are there for moving to another application windows?  I can think of 3
alt + tab
jaws + shift + f10
windows + t, then left or right


NFB Lab 4
 

There is also windows tab. Then you left or right arrow to the icon that you want and hit enter to bring focus to that program. Or, you can hit delete, and it will close the application as long as it is an application that you do not need to save.


On Nov 11, 2022, at 7:24 PM, Mark <mweiler@...> wrote:

How many techniques are there for moving to another application windows?  I can think of 3
alt + tab
jaws + shift + f10
windows + t, then left or right


David Goldfield <david.goldfield@...>
 

Mark,

The key to bring up the list of running programs is just the JAWS key along with F10.

You can also press the Windows key along with the tab key to bring up the Task View.

 

 

David Goldfield,

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NVDA Certified Expert

 

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From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mark
Sent: Friday, November 11, 2022 7:25 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Application switching techniques

 

How many techniques are there for moving to another application windows?  I can think of 3
alt + tab
jaws + shift + f10
windows + t, then left or right


Gene Warner
 

I just use Alt+Tab, its simple and requires the fewest key strokes.

Gene...

On 11/11/2022 7:24 PM, Mark wrote:
How many techniques are there for moving to another application windows?  I can think of 3
alt + tab
jaws + shift + f10
windows + t, then left or right


Edward Green
 

Hi Mark,

If you know which number program on the taskbar the program is, you can also press windows key+the relevant number.

You’d need to unpin everything currently on the taskbar then repin your most frequently used apps in the order you want them for this method to be effective, but it beats the others if you have regularly have a lot of windows open at once.

Cheers,

Ed

On 12 November 2022 00:24:42 "Mark" <mweiler@...> wrote:

How many techniques are there for moving to another application windows?  I can think of 3
alt + tab
jaws + shift + f10
windows + t, then left or right


Curtis Chong
 

Greetings:

 

“There is also windows tab.”

 

I think that command relates to creating a new desktop, something which most of us do not want to do.

 

Holding down the Alt key and pressing Tab continues to be the most tried and true approach here except when you are in a browser, at which point Control plus Tab works a lot better to go between open pages.

 

Cordially,

 

Curtis Chong

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of NFB Lab 4
Sent: Friday, November 11, 2022 6:32 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Application switching techniques

 

There is also windows tab. Then you left or right arrow to the icon that you want and hit enter to bring focus to that program. Or, you can hit delete, and it will close the application as long as it is an application that you do not need to save.



On Nov 11, 2022, at 7:24 PM, Mark <mweiler@...> wrote:

How many techniques are there for moving to another application windows?  I can think of 3
alt + tab
jaws + shift + f10
windows + t, then left or right


JM Casey
 

Hey.

 

Alt-tab is something I do fall back on out of habit. But it isn’t really that efficient when you have a lot of windows open, obviously. Windows-tab will open the runninga pps list which will let you arrow through and pick what you like. Quite efficient. Then the taskbar method described earlier is very nice if you can remember the order and which number corresponds to which programme. Of course this won’t work so well if you, say, have many different notepad windows open, which is something I tend to do.

The reason ctrl-tab works better in browsers is that youa re not dealing with windows, but tabs. Ctrl-tab moves between tabs (there are other ways to do this as well). You can also specify that you want to create new browser windowsa nd not tabs, but tabs has been a default in browsers for quite a while now.

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Curtis Chong
Sent: November 12, 2022 01:19 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Application switching techniques

 

Greetings:

 

“There is also windows tab.”

 

I think that command relates to creating a new desktop, something which most of us do not want to do.

 

Holding down the Alt key and pressing Tab continues to be the most tried and true approach here except when you are in a browser, at which point Control plus Tab works a lot better to go between open pages.

 

Cordially,

 

Curtis Chong

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of NFB Lab 4
Sent: Friday, November 11, 2022 6:32 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Application switching techniques

 

There is also windows tab. Then you left or right arrow to the icon that you want and hit enter to bring focus to that program. Or, you can hit delete, and it will close the application as long as it is an application that you do not need to save.

 

On Nov 11, 2022, at 7:24 PM, Mark <mweiler@...> wrote:

How many techniques are there for moving to another application windows?  I can think of 3
alt + tab
jaws + shift + f10
windows + t, then left or right


Karen Reynolds
 

I actually hold down the alt key and press tab until I get to where I want to be.

 

I didn’t know about control windows. Next time I have a bunch of windows open I’ll have to try it.

 

Karen

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of JM Casey
Sent: Saturday, November 12, 2022 4:22 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Application switching techniques

 

Hey.

 

Alt-tab is something I do fall back on out of habit. But it isn’t really that efficient when you have a lot of windows open, obviously. Windows-tab will open the runninga pps list which will let you arrow through and pick what you like. Quite efficient. Then the taskbar method described earlier is very nice if you can remember the order and which number corresponds to which programme. Of course this won’t work so well if you, say, have many different notepad windows open, which is something I tend to do.

The reason ctrl-tab works better in browsers is that youa re not dealing with windows, but tabs. Ctrl-tab moves between tabs (there are other ways to do this as well). You can also specify that you want to create new browser windowsa nd not tabs, but tabs has been a default in browsers for quite a while now.

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Curtis Chong
Sent: November 12, 2022 01:19 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Application switching techniques

 

Greetings:

 

“There is also windows tab.”

 

I think that command relates to creating a new desktop, something which most of us do not want to do.

 

Holding down the Alt key and pressing Tab continues to be the most tried and true approach here except when you are in a browser, at which point Control plus Tab works a lot better to go between open pages.

 

Cordially,

 

Curtis Chong

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of NFB Lab 4
Sent: Friday, November 11, 2022 6:32 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Application switching techniques

 

There is also windows tab. Then you left or right arrow to the icon that you want and hit enter to bring focus to that program. Or, you can hit delete, and it will close the application as long as it is an application that you do not need to save.

 

On Nov 11, 2022, at 7:24 PM, Mark <mweiler@...> wrote:

How many techniques are there for moving to another application windows?  I can think of 3
alt + tab
jaws + shift + f10
windows + t, then left or right


JM Casey
 

Hey karen.

Windows tab, not ctrl windows key.

Holding alt and pressing tab is what you are supposed to do with alt-tab if you are moving across more than just two windows, so you got it right there.

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Karen Reynolds
Sent: November 12, 2022 04:48 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Application switching techniques

 

I actually hold down the alt key and press tab until I get to where I want to be.

 

I didn’t know about control windows. Next time I have a bunch of windows open I’ll have to try it.

 

Karen

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of JM Casey
Sent: Saturday, November 12, 2022 4:22 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Application switching techniques

 

Hey.

 

Alt-tab is something I do fall back on out of habit. But it isn’t really that efficient when you have a lot of windows open, obviously. Windows-tab will open the runninga pps list which will let you arrow through and pick what you like. Quite efficient. Then the taskbar method described earlier is very nice if you can remember the order and which number corresponds to which programme. Of course this won’t work so well if you, say, have many different notepad windows open, which is something I tend to do.

The reason ctrl-tab works better in browsers is that youa re not dealing with windows, but tabs. Ctrl-tab moves between tabs (there are other ways to do this as well). You can also specify that you want to create new browser windowsa nd not tabs, but tabs has been a default in browsers for quite a while now.

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Curtis Chong
Sent: November 12, 2022 01:19 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Application switching techniques

 

Greetings:

 

“There is also windows tab.”

 

I think that command relates to creating a new desktop, something which most of us do not want to do.

 

Holding down the Alt key and pressing Tab continues to be the most tried and true approach here except when you are in a browser, at which point Control plus Tab works a lot better to go between open pages.

 

Cordially,

 

Curtis Chong

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of NFB Lab 4
Sent: Friday, November 11, 2022 6:32 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Application switching techniques

 

There is also windows tab. Then you left or right arrow to the icon that you want and hit enter to bring focus to that program. Or, you can hit delete, and it will close the application as long as it is an application that you do not need to save.

 

On Nov 11, 2022, at 7:24 PM, Mark <mweiler@...> wrote:

How many techniques are there for moving to another application windows?  I can think of 3
alt + tab
jaws + shift + f10
windows + t, then left or right


K0LNY
 


Also, if there are lots of windows open, you can go through them in reverse order if you include the shift key.
so shift alt tab will take you to the oldest window.
Glenn

----- Original Message -----
From: JM Casey
Sent: Saturday, November 12, 2022 3:22 PM
Subject: Re: Application switching techniques

Hey.

 

Alt-tab is something I do fall back on out of habit. But it isn’t really that efficient when you have a lot of windows open, obviously. Windows-tab will open the runninga pps list which will let you arrow through and pick what you like. Quite efficient. Then the taskbar method described earlier is very nice if you can remember the order and which number corresponds to which programme. Of course this won’t work so well if you, say, have many different notepad windows open, which is something I tend to do.

The reason ctrl-tab works better in browsers is that youa re not dealing with windows, but tabs. Ctrl-tab moves between tabs (there are other ways to do this as well). You can also specify that you want to create new browser windowsa nd not tabs, but tabs has been a default in browsers for quite a while now.

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Curtis Chong
Sent: November 12, 2022 01:19 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Application switching techniques

 

Greetings:

 

“There is also windows tab.”

 

I think that command relates to creating a new desktop, something which most of us do not want to do.

 

Holding down the Alt key and pressing Tab continues to be the most tried and true approach here except when you are in a browser, at which point Control plus Tab works a lot better to go between open pages.

 

Cordially,

 

Curtis Chong

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of NFB Lab 4
Sent: Friday, November 11, 2022 6:32 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Application switching techniques

 

There is also windows tab. Then you left or right arrow to the icon that you want and hit enter to bring focus to that program. Or, you can hit delete, and it will close the application as long as it is an application that you do not need to save.

 

On Nov 11, 2022, at 7:24 PM, Mark <mweiler@...> wrote:

How many techniques are there for moving to another application windows?  I can think of 3
alt + tab
jaws + shift + f10
windows + t, then left or right


Udo Egner-Walter
 

Hi, 

Curtis wrote: 

“There is also windows tab.”
 
I think that command relates to creating a new desktop, something which most of us do not want to do.

Using new virtual desktops could be a enrichment of a dally work and expand the possibilities in switching to other apps. For examplöe I made a virtual desktop for my messages and another for my word documents and a third for file manager windows. Now I easy can switch with Windows+Control+Arrow left/right between "message desktop", "Word desktop" and "file management desktop". If I'm on a particular desktop I can still use Alt+Tab to switch between the windows on this desktop. For example if I'm on "Word virtual desktop" I can switch between all opened Word documents despite the other open apps which were on other virtual desktops. 

By the way in some application there are additional keys to switch between windows of the opened app. The Control+Tab to switch between browser documents were mention here already, but in Microsoft Word one could use Control+F6 to switch between opened Word documents. 

Udo