If you are anything like me, you may have a dozen or more applications open on your desktop or laptop in any given day. I recently came across a very cool tip. Typically when you want to switch applications, you would use ALT + TAB or the WIN (short for Windows Key) + Tab. In Windows Vista, ALT + TAB gives you a graphical user view of all your running applications and you must toggle through it. The WIN+ Tab gives you a 3D effect of the screens you toggle through.
Humor me and press the following combo CTRL + ALT + TAB. You now get a version of ALT + TAB that stays up on the screen for you to find the window you desire.