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ALT+TAB - option not working in Virtual PC - Windows 7 RRS feed

  • Question

  • I usually have multiple windows open in Virtual Machine an have a need to toggle between them - in VMware i am able to do this with no problem  - but in Virtual PC i can't - Please help i have changed my setting for Virtual PC as below :

    Virtual PC for Keyboard -->Send Windows key combination such as ALT + TAB -->to the Virtual Machine - doesn't work - has anyone encountered this - my Host is Windows 7 x64

    I have used all options on Keyboard - nothing works -

    Tuesday, March 1, 2011 10:38 PM

Answers

  • That only works in full screen mode in my experience. 
     
     

    Bob Comer - Microsoft MVP Virtual Machine
    • Marked as answer by Vivian Xing Wednesday, March 9, 2011 9:39 AM
    Wednesday, March 2, 2011 12:33 AM
  • Hi,

     

    In Virtual PC, when you hit alt + tab, you get the Alt + Tab window of the guest OS. When you're in a VPC, hit Ctrl + Alt + Tab to bring up the host's Alt+ Tab window.

     

    Also check if the following article is helpful.

     

    http://www.winvistatips.com/possible-send-alt-tab-etc-host-windows-t555078.html

     

    Note: Since the website is not hosted by Microsoft, the link may change without notice. Microsoft does not guarantee the accuracy of this information.

      

    Best Regards,

    Niki


    Please remember to click "Mark as Answer" on the post that helps you, and to click "Unmark as Answer" if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread.
    • Marked as answer by Vivian Xing Wednesday, March 9, 2011 9:39 AM
    Friday, March 4, 2011 9:04 AM

All replies

  • That only works in full screen mode in my experience. 
     
     

    Bob Comer - Microsoft MVP Virtual Machine
    • Marked as answer by Vivian Xing Wednesday, March 9, 2011 9:39 AM
    Wednesday, March 2, 2011 12:33 AM
  • Hi,

     

    In Virtual PC, when you hit alt + tab, you get the Alt + Tab window of the guest OS. When you're in a VPC, hit Ctrl + Alt + Tab to bring up the host's Alt+ Tab window.

     

    Also check if the following article is helpful.

     

    http://www.winvistatips.com/possible-send-alt-tab-etc-host-windows-t555078.html

     

    Note: Since the website is not hosted by Microsoft, the link may change without notice. Microsoft does not guarantee the accuracy of this information.

      

    Best Regards,

    Niki


    Please remember to click "Mark as Answer" on the post that helps you, and to click "Unmark as Answer" if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread.
    • Marked as answer by Vivian Xing Wednesday, March 9, 2011 9:39 AM
    Friday, March 4, 2011 9:04 AM