raise/lower windows hotkey



meeotch@gmail.com
07-09-2005, 11:24 PM
Does anyone know of a utility or registry hack to add a "raise window"
/ "lower window" function to XP?

Specifically, I want to match the behavior I get in
unix/linux/XWindows, where I can map a hotkey to these functions, and
cycle through a set of overlapping windows very quickly. It's an
awesome way to make the most of limited screenspace (like on a laptop),
and/or run applications that have many component windows (Maya, for
one).

And no, Alt-TAB is not the same thing.

mitch

T. Waters
07-09-2005, 11:24 PM
meeotch@gmail.com wrote:
> Does anyone know of a utility or registry hack to add a "raise window"
> / "lower window" function to XP?
>
> Specifically, I want to match the behavior I get in
> unix/linux/XWindows, where I can map a hotkey to these functions, and
> cycle through a set of overlapping windows very quickly. It's an
> awesome way to make the most of limited screenspace (like on a
> laptop), and/or run applications that have many component windows
> (Maya, for one).
>
> And no, Alt-TAB is not the same thing.
>
> mitch

This PowerToy comes close to what you want:
"Alt-Tab Replacement
With this PowerToy, in addition to seeing the icon of the application window
you are switching to, you will also see a preview of the page. This helps
particularly when multiple sessions of an application are open."
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/downloads/powertoys/xppowertoys.mspx

Lindsay
07-09-2005, 11:25 PM
You can either use the ALT-TAB combination or use ALT-ESCAPE or
ALT-SHIFT-ESCAPE.

Either way, if you're interested, try this alternative ALT-TAB replacement:

www.microcreate.co.uk


raise/lower windows hotkey