When it comes to ALT+TAB preview I like the classic XP style. It shows the application icons, plain and simple and great for my workflow. Windows 7 instead shows low res thumbnails of the running applications that all look too much the same, and flashes the applications around in the background like a bunch of popup advertising…
Anyway good-ol-classic it is still there with a little help from the second ALT key:
ALT + (tap the other ALT key) + TAB
That is; while holding down the first ALT key, tap and release the second ALT key, then tap the TAB key as usual to scroll.
Anyone know a setting to make it default?
Update: see comments below for a Registry key setting to make this default.