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Alt-Tab Thingy Alternatives

Alt-Tab Thingy is described as 'If you are not familiar with the Alt-Tab task switcher in Windows, its a keyboard short-cut (hot-key) to enable fast switching between applications/windows. This feature has been in Windows since Windows 3.0 and is largely unchanged since Windows 95!' and is an app in the os & utilities category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Alt-Tab Thingy for Windows, Mac, Linux and Android. The best alternative is Compiz, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Alt-Tab Thingy are Witch, VistaSwitcher, Hyperswitch and Alt-Tab Terminator.

Alt-Tab Thingy alternatives are mainly Window Managers but may also be Application Launchers. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Alt-Tab Thingy.
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  • Windows

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  1. Compiz icon

    Compiz

    26 alternatives to Compiz 

    Compiz is a compositing manager adding fancy effects to your windows, from drop shadows to awesome desktop effects like the Desktop Cube or the Expo view.

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    Witch

    • Mac
    24 alternatives to Witch 

    Witch lets you access all of your windows by pressing a shortcut and choosing from a clearly arranged list of window titles.

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    VistaSwitcher

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows
    27 alternatives to VistaSwitcher 

    VistaSwitcher is an elegant and powerful task management utility for Windows OS. Once installed, it replaces the default Windows Alt-Tab dialog with a nice box that shows a list of all running tasks, with their names and preview snapshots, and enables the user to take actions on...

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    1.  Support for Multiple MonitorsVistaSwitcher supports the use of multiple displays.
    Discontinued

    The program is no longer updated. Last version, 1.1.5, released in May 2012, can be still downloaded from the official website.

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    Hyperswitch

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac
    22 alternatives to Hyperswitch 

    HyperSwitch provides a compelling alternative to HyperDock for keyboard junkies.

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    Alt-Tab Terminator

    13 alternatives to Alt-Tab Terminator 

    Alt-Tab Terminator is a powerful task management utility for Windows. It replaces the Alt-Tab with a box that shows a list of all tasks, their names and preview snapshots, and enables to take actions on them. It is the successor to VistaSwitcher.

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    AltTabAlternative

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows
    12 alternatives to AltTabAlternative 

    Alternative application for Windows' native task switcher (Alt + Tab).

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    1.  PortableAltTabAlternative can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    • HyperKeys icon

      HyperKeys

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      • Linux
      16 alternatives to HyperKeys 

      Unleash the power of your keyboard by letting you bind ANY action to a shortcut. It's open-source and fully extendable. You can code you own actions or use one from the community !

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      TaskSwitchXP

      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      9 alternatives to TaskSwitchXP 

      TaskSwitchXP is an advanced task management utility that picks up where the standard Windows Alt+Tab switcher leaves off. It provides the same functionality, and adds visual styles to the dialog and also enhances it by displaying thumbnail preview of the application that will be...

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      SwitchBlade

      25 alternatives to SwitchBlade 

      SwitchBlade allows for quick window switching using a configurable hotkey and an intuitive search interface.

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      SmartTab

      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      21 alternatives to SmartTab 

      SmartTab, the better Alt-Tab (a Windows Alt-Tab Dialog replacement).

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      All windows with small icons & full title at a glance. Activate a window either by using the regular alt-tab dance, or hit a key between 0 and 9 and a-z (choosing the window you want), o.

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      1.  PortableSmartTab can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
        Discontinued

        Work only on XP, last update was in 2006. See http://smarttab.org/download.php

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