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Alt key combinations The Alt key is well known as part of the key combinations:

  • Ctrl+Alt+Delete brings up a task manager in some operating systems, see Control-Alt-Delete.
  • Alt+ Cmd+Esc (rather Cmd+ Opt+Esc in native parlance) brings up the Force Quit window in Apple’s OS X, see Option Key.
  • Ctrl+Alt+← Backspace usually causes the X display server to shut down or to restart, see Control-Alt-Backspace.
  • Alt+F4 closes the current window on most windowing systems.
  • Alt+Tab switches between the currently opened windows on most windowing systems, see Alt-Tab..

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