Since Windows 7, applications with multiple different windows are merged into a single button on the taskbar. Hovering over the button gives you a thumbnail of the window and then you can click on the window with which you want to work. In this article, we will guide you through the whole procedure to make your taskbar buttons in Window 10 always switch to the last active window.

Make your taskbar buttons in Window 10 always switch to the last active Window

To make your taskbar buttons in Window 10 always switch to the last active Window, follow this procedure step by step.

Click the Search button. Type Run in the search box and choose the Run option as the following image is showing.

As soon as you choose the Run option, the following dialogue box will appear.

Type Regedit in the Open textbox and then click the OK button as highlighted in the above image. As you click the OK button, the following Registry Editor screen will appear.

Navigate through the following path from the left side of the screen.

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced

Right click on the Advanced option and choose New -> DWORD (32-bit) Value as the following image is showing.

Rename the newly created word as LastActiveClick as follows.

Double click the LastActiveClick option and the following dialogue box will appear.

Type 1 in the Value data textbox and then click the OK button as highlighted in the above image. Close the Registry Editor screen and restart the PC to apply the changes.

Conclusion

By following this procedure, you will be able to make your taskbar buttons in Window 10 always switch to the last active window.

How to make taskbar buttons in Window 10 always switch to the last active Window
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Karim Buzdar

About the Author: Karim Buzdar holds a degree in telecommunication engineering and holds several sysadmin certifications. As an IT engineer and technical author, he writes for various web sites. He blogs at LinuxWays.

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