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Any Solution To Using A Mouse To Alt-tab In Vista


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#1 bigedsnh

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Posted 04 April 2008 - 06:40 PM

Well I am ready to scrap Vista and go back to XP because of what would seem to be a simple problem. In XP there was no trouble programing the center wheel button on a scroll mouse to perform the task of alt-tab (recall application). In Vista it seems that this is impossible. I can manually keystroke the alt and tab keys simultaneously and the recall application works flawlessly. Yet I have not been able to program any mouse button to do this simple chore. I have bought a number of different mice and none of their tech people can help me out. Am I missing something here as the whole concept of a computer is help automate things. All I want to do is automate pushing the alt and tab keys at the same time with a single click of a mouse button. Any suggestions other than reverting to XP?
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Posted 04 April 2008 - 07:10 PM

Click the icon as shown in the attachment.

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Posted 05 April 2008 - 09:37 PM

Dear Billy,
Thank you for the response to my inquiry. Alas my Densa membership may be obvious with my next comment, but I have no idea of what the icon you highlighted in the attachment is. I am running Vista Home Premium - Service Pack 1 and do not have such an icon in the Quick Launch taskbar. What is the program that this links to?
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Posted 06 April 2008 - 01:41 AM

It is not a program, it is part of the Windows Vista shell itself. Autofit may be hiding this icon from you. Here is what your system will look like if your system is hiding it from you. You can drag this icon into greater prominence by clicking and holding on it, and then dragging it closer to the Windows Orb (Start) Button.

I have put a video of what I mean online for you, it can be found here:
http://billy-oneal.com/BleepingComputer/Sc...ts/bigedsnh.avi

Hope the helps,
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Posted 06 April 2008 - 07:11 AM

Both the Microsoft Intellipoint and the Logitech SetPoint software let you do this customization. I use the scroll "button" to go back in my browser all the time.
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