April 19, 2011: Tip #1: In Windows Vista or Windows 7: You can easily see what programs are running by a few cool tricks. The first trick is to press the alt key and the tab key together. This will show the open items in a windows. For more fun try pressing the windows key (Looks like a little windows flag icon) and the tab key together. Hold the windows key and press the tab key over and over again and the open windows on your computer will flip like a rolodex.