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Which Icon belongs to Which Program?

Posted By admin On November 16, 2004 @ 9:38 AM In Desktop Enhancement,Shortcuts & Keyboard Tricks | No Comments

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!

~Steve


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