How to Switch Between Open Computer Programs
You don’t have to close a computer program to open or switch to another application. You can use the Alt+Tab key to cycle between the programs. You can see all open programs by looking at the Windows 7 taskbar. Just click any running program on the taskbar to display that window and make it the active program. To switch between open programs on your computer:
Open two or more programs.
The last program that you open is the active program.
You move from one open application window to another.
Press and hold Alt+Tab.
A small box reveals all opened programs.
Release the Tab key but keep Alt pressed down; press Tab until you reach the program you want.
Each time you press tab, you cycle through the icons representing open programs.
Release the Alt key.
Windows 7 switches to whichever program is selected.
To switch back to the last program that was active, simply press Alt+Tab.
That program becomes the active program once again.