How to Customize Alt+Tab Behavior in Windows 10

One of the best features of Windows 10 is the customizable task switcher. After the recent Windows update, Task Switcher shows a live view of windows and large thumbnails for you to navigate easily. However, this new behavior has bothered many old Windows users who want a simple task switcher without fancy animations. Also, the new update has changed the way Microsoft Edge tabs appear in the task switcher. So, if you want to restore the old configuration and further customize the Alt+Tab behavior in Windows 10, follow our simple guide.

Customize Alt+Tab behavior in Windows 10

Here, we mentioned two ways to customize Alt+Tab behavior in Windows 10. You can choose to switch back to simple task switcher and also allow Edge tabs to appear while scrolling through various apps. You can click on the link below and easily navigate to the respective guide.

Back to the old Alt+Tab behavior in Windows 10

1. First, press win + R to open the Run window. Now type regedit in the dialog box and press Enter to open Registry Editor.

2. Then copy the path below and paste it into address bar and hit enter. You will go directly to the Explorer folder.

HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionExplorer

Show Microsoft Edge tabs in Alt+Tab task switcher

3. Now, right-click on the empty pane under “Explorer” and choose “DWORD value (32 bit)“.

Show Microsoft Edge tabs in Alt+Tab task switcher

4. Here, rename the value name to AltTabSettings and hit enter.

Show Microsoft Edge tabs in Alt+Tab task switcher

5. Now double click on AltTabSettings and change the value data for 1. Finally, click “OK”.

How to Customize Alt+Tab Behavior in Windows 10

6. Now, restart your computer and you should have the old Alt+Tab behavior in Windows 10 back. In case you want the modern task switcher back, just change the value data to 0 and restart your computer. That’s it.

How to Customize Alt+Tab Behavior in Windows 10

Show Microsoft Edge tabs in Alt+Tab task switcher

After the recent Windows 10 update, users reported that browser tabs are not showing in task switcher while switching via Alt+Tab shortcut. If you’re having this problem, here’s how you can restore Al+Tab behavior.

1. Search for “Definitions” in the Start menu and open it.

How to Customize Alt+Tab Behavior in Windows 10

2. Now navigate to System -> Multitasking. Here, under the “Alt + Tab” section, choose “Open Windows and all tabs in Edge”.

Customize Alt+Tab behavior in Windows 10

3. Now, you will find your Microsoft Edge individual tabs in the task switcher while scrolling through the Alt+Tab shortcut in Windows 10.

How to Customize Alt+Tab Behavior in Windows 10

Customize Task Switcher in Windows 10

This is how you can customize the default Alt+Tab behavior in Windows 10. Over the past few years, the task switcher has gone through a lot of improvements. Some liked it, while some still prefer the old way of scrolling through apps. Anyway, that’s all for us. If you want to learn more Windows 10 tips and tricks, check out our linked article.

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