Microsoft Tests Alt+Tab Rework
– a press release
” Microsoft’s Insider program is now testing a feature update to Windows 10 that would overhaul Alt+Tab…”
For Immediate Release – May 29, 2018
Muncie, Ind. – Since Windows 3.0, the combination of the Alt and Tab keys on Window’s devices has allowed users to seamlessly jump between applications. With the release of Microsoft’s Redstone 5, those familiar with the popularized keyboard shortcut may soon see change. Microsoft’s Insider program is now testing a feature update to Windows 10 that would overhaul Alt+Tab to not only switch between applications windows, but also between the disparate tabs in browsers and various applications.
This change in workflow is designed to help users navigate among Window’s new ‘Sets’ feature. Sets is an upcoming Windows 10 utility intended to operate as a universal tab system of sorts, servicing both websites and local applications in distinct conatiners or designated workspaces.
While the updated Alt+Tab mechanism has already been met with some criticism, Windows Insiders are anticipated to begin optional user testing soon. Feedback from the Windows Insider program is one metric Microsoft users to evaluate design and feature changes before committing to a full release — reminding users that this feature is not yet finalized and subject to further approval.
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