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 (Paid), VistaSwitcher (Free), Alt-Tab Terminator (Paid) and Hyperswitch (Free).

    This page was last updated Oct 12, 2021

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      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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    1. 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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    2. VistaSwitcher is an elegant and powerful task management utility for Windows OS.

      Discontinued

      The program is no longer updated.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

    3. 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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      • FreeProprietary
      • Mac
      HyperSwitch provides a compelling alternative to HyperDock for keyboard junkies. What's New Version 0.2.365-dev: Fix an issue that could delay activations after long idle periods.


    4. Command-Tab Plus Is a Powerful and Customizable macOS App’s and Windows SwitcherCommand-Tab Plus is designed to help you switch between apps and windows in a faster and more convenient way. A great alternative for Mac App’s switcher.
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      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      TaskSwitchXP is an advanced task management utility that picks up where the standard Windows Alt+Tab switcher leaves off.
    5. Alternative application for Windows' native task switcher (Alt + Tab).
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      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Mac
      Fast and simple app switcher for Mac.
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    6. Launch apps by holding down spacebar while pressing a key.
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