want to be able to toggle

windows 7 desktop
excel 10

toggle between open workbook windows
when only one appears at a time
Who is Participating?
Subodh Tiwari (Neeraj)Connect With a Mentor Excel & VBA ExpertCommented:
Alt+Tab allows you to toggle between all the open applications which are visible on the taskbar.
Where as Ctrl+Tab allows you to toggle between excel files only.
If opened excel files are grouped on the taskbar, you may right click the taskbar --> Properties --> Choose Never combine for taskbar button option.
And if this doesn't ungroup the similar applications, you may download a third party application known as 7tt_setup_beta (free) to ungroup the same application on the taskbar.
John HurstBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Open Excel twice each with one workbook and you can very easily toggle between open workbooks with Alt Tab. I do this all the time and it works very well.
rgb192Author Commented:
this works in windows 10 but not windows 7
Hire Technology Freelancers with Gigs

Work with freelancers specializing in everything from database administration to programming, who have proven themselves as experts in their field. Hire the best, collaborate easily, pay securely, and get projects done right.

John HurstBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
You can open Excel twice in Windows 7 - I have done this many times in Windows 7.

Restart your Windows 7 computer.

Open Excel and a workbook. Leave it open.

Now start Excel again. What happens?
John HurstConnect With a Mentor Business Consultant (Owner)Commented:
I just fired up my Windows 7 machine in the basement which has Office 2010 and I have 2 Excel instances running, each with their own workbook and I can Alt Tab (toggle) between them.

Please check again. Thanks.
Glenn RayConnect With a Mentor Excel VBA DeveloperCommented:
[Ctrl]+[F6] will also toggle between all open Excel workbooks.

I do not recommend opening multiple instances/sessions of Excel 2010.  It is not stable and will not provide full functionality (ex., cutting and pasting).  Excel 2013 and newer can emulate multiple windows/instances, however.
Subodh Tiwari (Neeraj)Excel & VBA ExpertCommented:
Chosen answers resolved the original question.
Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.

All Courses

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.