How to Remove Alt+Tab Blur Background on Windows 11?

If you have opened multiple apps on your Windows 11, you can switch between them using the Alt + Tab shortcut. The Win + Tab shortcut will also use for switching between multiple apps opened on a Windows device. When you use any of these shortcuts, Windows shows you all the opened windows and blurs the background so you can easily switch to the app you want.

Windows 11 allows you to disable the blurred background in the Alt+Tab menu. The same setting removes the blurred background when using the Win+Tab keyboard shortcut.

If you do not want the blurred background on Windows 11 while using the Alt + Tab or Win + Tab shortcuts, you can remove it. This risewindows article will show you how to remove the Alt + Tab blur background on Windows 11.

Removing Alt+Tab Blur Background on Windows 11

Here, you can disable the Alt+Tab or Win+Tab blur background using either the built-in Settings app or by enabling the classic Alt+Tab interface on a Windows 11 PC.

Microsoft has changed the Alt+Tab interface and displays the opened windows in a box on Windows 11 22H2 Update. Microsoft has also removed the Alt+Tab background. However, when you try to switch between opened apps using the Win+Tab keyboard shortcut, you will still find the blurred background. So, you can use the below-mentioned steps to remove blur background in Windows 22H2 or a lower version.

How to Remove Alt+Tab or Win+Tab Blur Background using Windows 11 Settings?

To remove or disable Alt+Tab or Win+Tab blur background through Windows 11 Settings, follow these steps:-

Step 1. Firstly, open the Settings app using the Windows + I keyboard shortcut.

Moreover, click on the Start button on the taskbar or press the Windows key from the keyboard and click on the Settings gear icon.

Windows-11-Settings-icon-on-Start-menu

Step 2. Now, in Settings, select the Accessibility category from the left sidebar, and then click on the Visual effects tab on the right-hand side of it.

Step 3. Then, in Visual effects settings, turn Off the toggle switch beside Transparency effects to disable Alt+Tab or Win+Tab blur background on your Windows 11 PC.

How to Disable Alt+Tab Blur Background through Registry Editor?

If you don’t want to see any blurred background in Alt+Tab, you can revert to the old Alt+Tab experience. After activating the old Alt+Tab interface, the blurred background will disappear. Please note that this method will not remove the Win+Tab blur background.

To turn off the Alt+Tab blur background using Registry Editor, perform these steps:-

Step 1. First, open Registry Editor.

Step 2. Now, navigate to the following key in the left side pane:-

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer

Step 3. Then, right-click on the Explorer key and select New > DWORD (32-bit) Value.

Step 4. After that, name the newly created REG_DWORD to AltTabSettings.

Step 5. Next, double-click on the AltTabSettings REG_DWORD and set its “Value data” to the following:-

  • 0= Enable Alt+Tab Blur Background.
  • 1= Disable Alt+Tab Blur Background.

Step 6. Then, click OK.

Step 7. Lastly, reboot your PC to apply the changes.

That’s it for the article.

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