Is it possible to Alt-Tab in Windows 8? Has at this time -8 points. Now it's not exactly the most complex question, but I don't see anything wrong with it. It's not a duplicate, it's not off topic, it's just small. I went to the edit history and I see that it's original form was somewhat less helpful, but even after being fixed it's getting voted down.

So what's wrong with it? Isn't this a question many people might want an answer too before switching to Windows 8? Might they search for the answer and find it here?

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    Hovering the downvote arrow reveals the tool tip: This question does not show any research effort, [...]. I can imagine that many users consider this question trivial to research.
    – Daniel Beck Mod
    Commented Feb 7, 2014 at 18:41
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    Did you read the original post? Commented Feb 8, 2014 at 2:13

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In my opinion, it's just too obvious. Alt-Tab has been in since Windows 3.0, and I don't think Microsoft would ever even consider removing it. :P

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    The Start Menu had been in since Windows 95, and I didn't think Microsoft would ever even consider removing it. Until they did. Commented Mar 24, 2014 at 3:46
  • True. Although, Windows 8 and 8.1 seem to be optimized for tablets as well as desktops and laptops. So, yeah. Commented Mar 25, 2014 at 17:48
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    @crayzeedude How do you alt-tab on a touchscreen? Commented May 29, 2014 at 18:51
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    I'm assuming in Windows 8.1? If so, have the 'Add the standard keyboard layout as a touch keyboard option' setting enabled, enable the touch keyboard, swap to the standard layout, then press either ALT button, then TAB. Commented May 31, 2014 at 23:06

It's because they did not put adequate research into it before posting. If they had done a simple Google search, they would have found their answer.

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    This was already shared but in a nicer way.
    – Ramhound
    Commented Jul 15, 2014 at 1:35
  • Not as an answer, however. And the other answer is incorrect. Commented Jul 17, 2014 at 1:53
  • I have edited my post to sound nicer. Commented Jul 17, 2014 at 1:55

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