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Alt+Tab Problems with Excel

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Rainer Bielefeld1
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Hi,

I've got a problem switching between two open Excel-Workbooks using the keyboard (ALT+TAB) if DisplayFusion is running.

Let's say I've 2 Excel-Workbooks opened (Workbook1.xls and Workbook2.xls) and Windows-Explorer is currently active.

If I want to switch to Excel using the keyboard, Alt+Tab only shows one of the two Excel-Tasks e.g. Workbook1.xls (I assume the last active one). So, I'm not able to switch to Workbook2.xls using the keyboard and I have to use the mouse instead.

Without DisplayFusion running Alt-Tab is always showing every Excel-Workbook.

Best regards,

Rainer

P.S.: I'm running Windows XP SP3, DisplayFusion 3.31 and if you need to know it Excel 2003 (XP?) SP3.
Aug 14, 2011  • #1
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
I'll test this out today and keep you posted.

Thanks!
Aug 15, 2011  • #2
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Seems to work ok for me. Could you try the latest DisplayFusion Beta?

You can download it here: http://www.displayfusion.com/Download/Beta/

Thanks!
Aug 16, 2011  • #3
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Rainer Bielefeld1
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Quote:
Could you try the latest DisplayFusion Beta?


did so and first I thought problem is gone but later I've noticed it's still there.
Actually I'm trying to figure out when it happens
Aug 18, 2011  • #4
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Weird! So it's intermittent then?

When I test it with two workbooks open, what I see in the ALT+TAB box is 3 Excel icons:

- One that looks like the desktop icon which takes me to whatever workbook I had active last
- Two that look like the Excel file icons, one for Book1 and one for Book2

I would take a screenshot but the ALT+TAB window closes when I hit the Print Screen key
Aug 18, 2011  • #5
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Rainer Bielefeld1
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sorry for the delay.

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Weird! So it's intermittent then?


yes, it is - sometimes Alt+Tab shows all, sometimes not.
But it's only related to Excel-Workbooks - I did never miss something else and never saw this before
installing DisplayFusion.
I've tried to find a way to consistently reproduce the problem, but wasn't successful.
I know it's almost impossible to fix something you can't reproduce, but maybe you can keep
it in mind.
I prefer to use the keyboard as much as possible and sometimes it's just annoying for me to take the mouse

Quote:

When I test it with two workbooks open, what I see in the ALT+TAB box is 3 Excel icons:

- One that looks like the desktop icon which takes me to whatever workbook I had active last
- Two that look like the Excel file icons, one for Book1 and one for Book2


jep - that's how it usually looks.

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I would take a screenshot but the ALT+TAB window closes when I hit the Print Screen key


same as trying to make a screenshot from a Context-Menu
Sometimes you need a camera to make a screenshot
Sep 28, 2011  • #6
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Ok, thanks for the update! We'll definitely keep an eye out for it and if we can find a way to reproduce it then we'll do our best to get it fixed up. Please let me know if you come across any way of reproducing it.

Thanks!
Sep 28, 2011  • #7
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
I still haven't been able to reproduce this issue unfortunately, but if it's still occurring in the latest beta version of DisplayFusion, please let me know.

Thanks!
Nov 29, 2011  • #8
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