03-23-2011 09:25 AM
I'm also interested in finding out how to do this. As he was saying, you only get to Alt+ since as soon as you hit Tab it switches focus to a new window. I;m not able to paste it either. Ctrl+P will just put that as the keystroke, and the right clck menu won't paste to it.
09-26-2011 02:37 AM
I'm having the same problem with the 6.30 software not being able to record "ALT+Tab" optional BACK button request. My "back" button used to switch to previous open software. It seems several of us are stuck here.
09-28-2011 12:17 PM
It is possible to bind a key/button to alt+tab, but it has to be done manually with notepad in a Setpoint file, as there is no way for Setpoint to disbable the Windows operation of Alt+Tab.
However the problem with Alt+Tab bound to a mouse button or key, is that the alt keystroke can not be held down, so it will work as if you hit Alt+Tab once and then let go. Doing that will only open the previous window, so if you repeat it, it will just cycle back and forth between the last 2 windows open, rather than cycling through all of the open windows. So for that reason I would highly suggest to use the Document Flip option in Setpoint.
If you still want to set something as Alt+Tab, here's how:
-Open Setpoint and set the button you want as a keystroke for the Tab key
-Open the User XML file with Notepad or a text editor
(Vista/7 - C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Roaming\Logitech\Setpo
XP - C:\Documents and Settings\<username>\Application Data\Logitech\Setpoint\user.xml)
-Do a search (Ctrl+F) for "Tab" to find that key you set earlier, change the name to "Alt+Tab", and to the right of that, change the modifier from a 0 to a 4 (4 is for alt).
-Save the user.xml file, close setpoint and reopen, and it should now work.
10-07-2011 09:17 AM
CarterW, I just want to thank you for this. Document Flip looks pretty but I wanted ALT+TAB functionality to instantly switch windows. As a Microsoft Mouse defector, I was afraid that SetPoint could not match the functionality of IntelliPoint. As a power user, if the mouse does not do exactly what I need I will drop it for one that does. Luckily, your instructions worked perfectly and I am now perfectly happy with my Logitech mouse. Thanks again.
Of course, your dev team should add the 'Recall Window' function to the built-in list, but in the meantime this works just fine.
11-15-2011 06:04 PM
I can't get this to work. I tried and tried very carefully following your instructions. After I save the .xml files with the changes the reopen Setpoint that button still shows just "tab" as the assignment. I checked the .xml file again and it still shows the change, but the actual alt+tab functionality is not working... it's just working as a tab function.
11-15-2011 06:24 PM
Well I'm a genius!!
I solved this problem with a VERY easy solution:
...instead of pressing alt+tab, just press tab first then alt. It show up (for me, at least) as "Alt+Tab." No altering of ..xml files necessary. Functionality has been tested and it's working as expected.
12-23-2011 01:10 PM - edited 12-23-2011 01:13 PM
Ok, after playing with the ALT-TAB dilemma months ago, I finally gave up and just revisited it and think I've found the perfect solution.
The problem with setting up the middle button as a keystroke that is set to ALT-TAB (when you can finally get SetPoint to accept the two keys), is that when you the hold the middle mouse button down, the app switch window cycles rapidly until you let up on the button. With the older versions of SetPoint, I could click the mouse button once and switch back and forth between two apps rapidly, or hold the mouse button down and cycle through all apps by tapping the TAB key or SHIFT-TAB on the keyboard at the same time. I frequently switch between 3 or 4 apps and have missed this functionality!
I finally figured out the perfect solution. Create a macro. Set it up like this:
- Go to the Macro Manager
- Click the New button
- Name the macro whatever (like "ALT-TAB")
- Make sure "Record Keyboard", "Record Delay" and "Start/Stop recording..." are checked and "Macro Type" is set to "Multiple Keystroke"
- Click "Start Recording"
- Press the ALT key
- Stop recording
This macro still won't work yet, so you'll need to edit the macro slightly. In the "Events" window, you should see DELAY, ARROW DOWN - ALT, DELAY, ARROW UP ALT
- Right click on the first DELAY, delete it
- Right click on the ARROW UP ALT, delete it
- Right click on the remaining DELAY, edit it to 1MS
- Uncheck the "Record Delay" checkbox
- Click "Start Recording"
- Press the TAB key
- Stop recording
Almost done. Click Save, then Exit the Macro Manager. Edit the button assignment. Select Macro, and choose whatever you named your macro in the "Select A Macro" dropdown box.
FINALLY. I hope this helps somebody out there!