Use the keyboard to view taskbar thumbnails in Windows 10/8/7

While using Windows 10/8/7, you may need to cycle or flip through your taskbar thumbnails. When you move your mouse cursor over the taskbar icons, you see the thumbnail views. While most of us end up using our mouse cursor to do it, there is a way to do it using the keyboard.


View taskbar thumbnails using keyboard

Here is a simple to achieve the same with the help of the keyboard.

Keep pressing the Windows+T key and you will see the focus shifting from the left most icon and moving towards the right side. In the image above, the focus is on the Firefox icon and I have pointed out to the white dot below the Firefox icon.

Alternatively, you could just press Windows+T once and leave.

Then use the arrow keys to move the focus.

Hope this makes working with Windows easier!

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Anand Khanse is the Admin of, a 10-year Microsoft MVP Awardee in Windows (2006-16) & a Windows Insider MVP. Please read the entire post & the comments first, create a System Restore Point before making any changes to your system & be careful about any 3rd-party offers while installing freeware.

One Comment

  1. Rodolfo

    Thank you.
    by imformacion.
    I like more the combination Ctrl + Windows + tap.
    then the arrow keys.

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