Switching between application windows

Besides the main window, an application can have several auxiliary windows open. You can switch between the windows and close them.

To view the list of all open windows, on the main menu, point to Windows and click All windows.

In this list, to switch to a specific window, select it and click Switch to. This closes the All windows dialog box.

To close multiple windows simultaneously, select the windows by clicking them while holding down Shift and then click Close windows. The main window cannot be closed using this method.

Alternatively, you can use the following keyboard shortcuts to switch between the windows: Ctrl + Tab, Ctrl + Shift + Tab, and Ctrl + Shift + F6. To switch to the next active window, press Ctrl + Tab or Ctrl + F6. To switch to the previous window, press Ctrl + Shift + Tab or Ctrl + Shift + F6. Windows blocked by modal or blocking windows are skipped.

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