How can I switch between application windows by hovering over the respective taskbar item with the mouse?

e.dilov July 5, 2011

Is it possible to switch between opened application windows when I hover the application tabs on the taskbar?

For example, if I have 3 applications opened, if I want to switch the application windows, I have to click on application tab in the taskbar with the mouse.

My question is, whether it is possible to switch application windows without clicking on the application tab in the taskbar and just switching them with a mouse hover over the application tab? My question is for Windows XP operating system.


  1. Will Robinson
    July 13, 2011 at 1:05 pm

    I have XP and like ha14 posted, the following works perfectly...

    Auto-raise and Other Stuff on Mouse Hover
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  2. e.dilov
    July 5, 2011 at 8:54 pm

    I know about these programs but none of them has this function that i am looking for.

     Maybe some script from can implement this, but i am not very good with codes. I will ask in they forum. May be some script which will trigger left mouse click when hovering the application tab in the task bar.

  3. Anonymous
    July 5, 2011 at 7:26 pm

    Press ALT+ESC
    Press ALt+TAB

    Task Switch
    This PowerToy enhances the existing Alt + Tab application switching mechanism of Windows XP. It provides a thumbnail preview of windows in the task list and is compliant with the new Windows XP visual style. You use this just as you do the existing Alt + Tab mechanism. Press and hold the Alt key and then press the Tab key to cycle through the running applications. When the desired application is highlighted release the Alt key. You can move backwards through the task list by pressing and holding the Shift and Alt key and then pressing the Tab key.

    Alt-Tab Thingy
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    Auto-raise and Other Stuff on Mouse Hover