Q: Windows Key plus Tab Key stopped working

When I got my Asus laptop with Win7 Home Premium the 3D Windows Key + Tab was working.  It has now stopped.  Restoring the "themes" service as is suggested by many blogs does not work.  Can anyone help??



Try these steps, checking after each one to see if the issue is resolved:

  • Right-click your desktop, choose Personalize, then make sure you're using an Aero theme.

  • Type appearance into your Start menu, choose Adjust the appearance and performance of Windows, then make sure it's set for best appearance

  • Type effects into your Start menu, then choose Find and fix problems with transparency and other visual effects
This last one will try to fix the issue for you, so follow the instructions carefully.  Please let me know the results.

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