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Alt-tab order

I'm having some problems with the alt-tab task switcher for Windows XP and hoped someone here has seen a solution (or at least a tracked bug) for this.

When a window is minimized, it should be moved to the bottom of the tab-order, so that it is at the end of the list of available windows on alt-tab.  For most applications, this is the case, but for some applications in my system they move to the second spot, so that <minimize>, <alt-tab> brings back the window I just minimized.  Particular culprits are Outlook 2003 (almost always) and other Office 2003 apps (on occasion).  I don't recall seeing other, non-Office apps do this, but I'm not sure I haven't either.

Has anyone got an explanation for this behaviour?

Thanks,

Eponymous
Monday, April 19, 2004

MS just wants to be in the forefront of your daily life :)

apw
Monday, April 19, 2004

Maybe this will help:

http://weblogs.asp.net/oldnewthing/archive/2003/10/20/55367.aspx

wussup
Monday, April 19, 2004

Thanks for the link.  Wouldn't you know it I can't reproduce the problem right now, so I can't test the alt-esc solution.  I've cross-posted the question there, though; we'll see what comes of it.

Eponymous
Monday, April 19, 2004

Hey I like the Alt-Esc!  I have Outlook 2003 and it does that strange Alt-tab thing as well.  The Alt-Esc doesn't restore the minimized windows.

DJ
Tuesday, April 20, 2004

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