I always have too many programs open at the same time and I can’t remember which icon belongs to which program on my toolbar. Is there an easy way to tell which button is which?
By hovering over an item, a balloon should come up telling you what the program is.
One easy way to switch between programs you have open is to hit Alt+Tab . A small box will pop up with icons for all the currently open programs (even settings windows that don’t display on the tool bar – like display properties for instance).
Hold down Alt , then simply hit Tab until the window you’re looking for is highlighted. Notice that as you tab, the title bar information is displayed.
Oh, also—hold down the Alt+Shift key while hitting Tab to go backwards through the list.
Open a couple of programs and try it. Happy hunting!