SOLVED! Can’t Alt-Tab Back Into Game

If you can’t Alt-Tab back into game, the Multitasking settings of your PC may be responsible and you should consider making some changes. In most of the cases, after you finish tweaking the Multitasking settings, the Alt-Tab shortcut should work as expected once again. Read to the end if you need instructions on what must be done. 

Cause

As the name suggests, Multitasking settings dictate how Windows computers react as people handle multiple tasks at the same time. On occasion, if you Alt-Tab out to do something else in the middle of gaming sessions, Windows may send the game to a non-existent desktop. That essentially makes it impossible for Windows users to Alt-Tab back into their game. On the bright side, if the configuration of Multitasking settings is at fault, it won’t take a lot of work to bring things back to normal. 

Solution 

All in all, the way you configure Multitasking settings affects quite a few processes and moving between tasks via Alt-Tab is a prime example. You can’t Alt-Tab back into game? In that case, you should go through the steps down below:

  • Step 1: Press Windows + I to open Settings, select System and choose Multitasking.
  • Step 2: Head to Virtual Desktop section then change On the taskbar, show windows that are open on as well as Pressing Alt-Tab shows windows that are open on to All desktops
  • Step 3: Close Settings, restart your PC and determine whether the issue persists.

FAQs

What Is The Shortcut To Open Task View On Windows?

The shortcut key for Task View on Windows is Windows + Tab. By pressing Windows and Tab buttons simultaneously, you can open Task View which let you see all running processes, show windows across desktops, snap apps, …

Is It Possible To Split My Computer Screen?

To split your computer screen, press Windows + Arrow Keys to select the side of the screen you want to set a window to. If you want to adjust the size of each window, click and hold on to the split line between the two windows. Next, drag the split line to the left or right to resize the windows.

How Do I Multitask On Windows?

Once it comes to multitasking on Windows, you should use two things: virtual desktops and windows snapping.

  • Virtual desktops: Via virtual desktops, you could create distinct workspaces on your PC so which ease the organization of tasks. To create a virtual desktop, open Task View (you can do so by clicking the Task View button on the taskbar or by pressing the Windows + Tab). In Task View, click the New Desktop button at the bottom of the pane.
  • Window snapping: Window snapping allows you to quickly and easily resize and arrange windows on your screen. To use window snapping, click and drag a window to the side or top of your screen. The window will automatically resize to fit that space.

What Is The Maximize Shortcut?

The maximize shortcut on Windows 10 is Windows + Up Arrow. That shortcut is going to maximize the active window.

Can I Use Multiple Monitors On Windows Computers?

Yes, you can use multiple monitors on your Windows PC. Nowadays, you can connect multiple monitors to your computer using either HDMI or DisplayPort cables. Once you have established connection, you can use monitors to extend your screen or you can get them to mirror your display.

Tips And Tricks

  • Use Ctrl +Alt+ Arrow Keys shortcut to switch between desktops
  • Make use of touchpad gestures to enhance your multitasking experience. To switch between open windows, place two fingers on the touchpad and swipe left or right. To switch between open programs, place three fingers on the touchpad and swipe left or right. To open/close Task View, place three fingers on the touchpad and swipe up/down.
  • Take advantage of Mini View on Windows Movies & TV app to watch movies/TV in a small window while working on other tasks. To use Mini View, launch Movies & TV app and start playing something. Next, select the hamburger icon in the top-left corner of the app and choose the “Mini view” option. The movie or TV will now play in a small window.
  • It’s possible to use the mouse to multitask in Windows 10. To quickly move between different windows, you can use the mouse to click on the taskbar at the bottom of the screen. To select multiple items at once, you can hold down the Shift key on your keyboard and then click on each item that you want to select. To open up a new window, you can hold down the Ctrl key on your keyboard and then click on the New Window button.

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