Updated: 05/01/2023 by Computer Hope
Alt+Tab keyboard shortcut

Alt+Shift+Tab is a keyboard shortcut most commonly used to switch between open programs in Microsoft Windows from right to left. Below are other programs that use this keyboard shortcut and related information.


To switch between open tabs in the active window, use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+Shift+Tab.

How to use the Alt+Shift+Tab keyboard shortcut

To use this keyboard shortcut, press and hold the left or right Alt and Shift key, and while continuing to hold them, press the Tab key.

Alt+Shift+Tab in Microsoft Windows

In Microsoft Word, pressing Alt+Shift+Tab moves from right-to-left in the available open windows.


If you press Alt+Tab, it moves left-to-right in the available open windows.

Below are links to related keyboard shortcuts and individual key pages.

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