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Why alt-tab

Post by jblaze » 20 Dec 2018, 01:11

time to investigate

i have often seen people talking about alttabbing on eol. 99% times they say "alttab", 1% "minimize"

dont you guys have windows key on a keyboard that minimizes your window? why use alt tab??? gotta press 2 buttons which makes it uncomfortable and opens useless windows. windows key gets you straight to previously opened window

what the fuck? what makes you use alt tab? please explain, this has been bothering me for years. please reveal the secret. why? why? WHY :?:
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Re: Why alt-tab

Post by pawq » 20 Dec 2018, 02:55

and to alttab back into elma you what, move your mouse cursor over to elma on taskbar and click left button? lel nab


also, "minimising using the windows key and maximising using mouse" sounds approximately 86% less cool than "alttabbing"

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Re: Why alt-tab

Post by Xiphias » 20 Dec 2018, 03:01

You could call it Winimize (horrible, I know).

Many programs have the shortcut Win+M to minimize, whereas Win alone brings up the start menu (which is also a two-step input, you have to close the menu).
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Re: Why alt-tab

Post by Grace » 20 Dec 2018, 06:09

I had windows key disabled for a while because it was one-click insta fuck-you in games if you hit it by accident. Alt-tab useful then.
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Re: Why alt-tab

Post by bene » 20 Dec 2018, 07:25

That key is broken on my keyboard :bear:
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Re: Why alt-tab

Post by AndrY » 20 Dec 2018, 08:16

jblaze wrote:
20 Dec 2018, 01:11
windows key gets you straight to previously opened window
hmm I have win8 and this button get me to that blue squared menu always
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Re: Why alt-tab

Post by kuchitsu » 20 Dec 2018, 09:53

Hmm, for me it alt-tabs but also opens the startup menu that needs to be closed then. So not sure which method is actually faster.

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Re: Why alt-tab

Post by pawq » 20 Dec 2018, 10:50

Windows+M by default minimises all Windows Xiphias (max useful too)

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Re: Why alt-tab

Post by Labs » 20 Dec 2018, 12:50

I always use the Windows button, since i never close chrome etc, i can just click on them and watch whats up, then click back to game.
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Re: Why alt-tab

Post by Zweq » 20 Dec 2018, 13:53

in other news i regularly use win+d to jump to desktop or win+e to open file explorer
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Re: Why alt-tab

Post by ROKKEBOL » 20 Dec 2018, 14:13

Why use alttab in windowed elma if you can istantly use mouse osv?
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20 Dec 2018, 01:11
i have often seen people talking about alttabbing on eol.
I guess alttabing is just an phraseological gak like "to do google/photoshop/xerox/allah" etc. but they actually dont do that.
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Re: Why alt-tab

Post by Kopaka » 20 Dec 2018, 15:15

ROKKEBOL wrote:
20 Dec 2018, 14:13
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jblaze wrote:
20 Dec 2018, 01:11
i have often seen people talking about alttabbing on eol.
I guess alttabing is just an phraseological gak like "to do google/photoshop/xerox/allah" etc. but they actually dont do that.
Came here to post this.

I often use windows key instead of alt tab because I don't want to open some random thing I have minized, or I may alt tab to something on second screen which means I don't even minimize some times. But I would always use the phrase "alt tab".

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Re: Why alt-tab

Post by bene » 20 Dec 2018, 16:11

I use alt tab because I have to 🐻
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Re: Why alt-tab

Post by pawq » 20 Dec 2018, 17:15

Kopaka wrote:
20 Dec 2018, 15:15
ROKKEBOL wrote:
20 Dec 2018, 14:13
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jblaze wrote:
20 Dec 2018, 01:11
i have often seen people talking about alttabbing on eol.
I guess alttabing is just an phraseological gak like "to do google/photoshop/xerox/allah" etc. but they actually dont do that.
Came here to post this.
already kinda said it in the first reply :P

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Re: Why alt-tab

Post by Lousku » 21 Dec 2018, 00:09

I tink I usually say just "tabbed"
then again i don't know anything
maybe easier not to think abouut alöl things thought than not things thought ... or something..=?

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Re: Why alt-tab

Post by Chris » 26 Dec 2018, 10:44

I just keep alt button pressed and cycle through opened windows to find the one I need by pressing tab button. It's very nice when I don't have mouse in hand and I'm in fullscreen app. Not very useful once I grab mouse and taskbar is visible.
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Re: Why alt-tab

Post by jblaze » 15 Jan 2019, 03:19

thanks all for contributing in hot and brisk discussion. i have come to eye opening conclusions reading the result of your clever and mindful keypressing.
pawq wrote:
20 Dec 2018, 02:55
and to alttab back into elma you what, move your mouse cursor over to elma on taskbar and click left button? lel nab
yes :D usually using a mouse when elma is down anyways so can ez fastclick
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20 Dec 2018, 06:09
I had windows key disabled for a while because it was one-click insta fuck-you in games if you hit it by accident. Alt-tab useful then.
this is why my keyboard permanently and irreversibly looks like this for around 8 years. alt is alovolt
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20 Dec 2018, 12:50
I always use the Windows button, since i never close chrome etc, i can just click on them and watch whats up, then click back to game.
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20 Dec 2018, 15:15
I often use windows key instead of alt tab
perfect guys, very fine and brave clickings you do! im not alone
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Re: Why alt-tab

Post by abruzzi » 15 Jan 2019, 07:45

always windows button, perfect function for this seemingly useless shit.
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Re: Why alt-tab

Post by bene » 15 Jan 2019, 22:37

Can't press that button :bear: it's broken :bear:
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