Switching Between Programs with Windows Flip
In past versions of Windows, you could press Alt+Tab to see mini-pictures of the open programs. You could then scroll to the program you wanted. Windows Vista has improved on this capability. You can now see live thumbnail versions of the windows rather than stagnant icons. You can also use this feature (called Windows Flip) to switch between programs.
With more than one program running, press Alt+Tab.
Icons for all open programs display in the window. You can use the arrow keys to scroll to the icon to get information, such as the program name. You can also scroll to the program to select the one you want to switch to.