- Exploring the Windows Vista Desktop
- Using the Mouse
- Scrolling a Window
- Maximizing, Minimizing, and Closing a Window
- Using the Windows Start Menu
- Opening a Program
- Switching Between Programs
- Using Menus
- Using Toolbars and Ribbons
- Managing PC Resources with Computer Explorer
- Managing Windows with the Control Panel
- Personalizing the Desktop Background
- Changing the Color Scheme
- Using a Screensaver
- Using the Windows Sidebar
- Setting Up Additional Users
- Getting Help in Windows
Switching Between Programs
After you’ve launched a few programs, you can easily switch between one open program and another by using one of two different keyboard shortcuts. The Windows Flip method (Alt + Tab) displays icons of all open programs; the Flip 3D method (Windows + Tab) displays a three-dimensional stack of your open programs.
To display thumbnails of all open programs, press Alt + Tab; repeat to cycle through and select a program.
To display a 3D stack of all open programs, press Windows + Tab; repeat to cycle through and select a program.