How to Move a Window to the Top of the Pile in Windows 10

The active window is that that’s taking commands from the keyboard, such as reading, writing or copying. Several programs such as Internet Explorer, for example, opens different windows for each new document and sometimes you may find it embarrassing to navigate through all the windows of the same program to find the one you need. So, let’s see how you can move a window to the top of the pile.

There are several ways to do it. You may choose whichever you want.

1. The first method is to go to the taskbar bottom of your desktop, click the mouse on the program’s icon (in our example: Internet Explorer) and click the desired window. See below:

taskbar previews

2. Move the mouse over the desired window and click. That window will become the active one.

active window

3. The Task View button (situated in the margin) shows miniature icons of all opened windows on all desktops. From there, you may choose the desired window to make it active.


4. Using the ALT + TAB combination is another method. Keep the ALT pressed with one finger and repeatedly tap the TAB key until you get to the desired window. Now release the ALT key.

alt tab navigation

If your desktop is cluttered, you may want to declutter it. Point the mouse on the title bar of the window you wish to keep active and, while holding the button clicked, shake the mouse. All other windows will be minimized to the taskbar and this one will be the only remaining visible on the active desktop.

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