Mission Control Alternatives

    Mission Control is described as ', formerly Exposé, is a feature of the OS X operating system' and is an app in the OS & Utilities category. There are more than 25 alternatives to Mission Control for a variety of platforms, including Mac, Windows, Linux, BSD and Xfce. The best alternative is Dexpot. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try KWin or Nimi Visuals. Other great apps like Mission Control are Witch (Paid), Contexts (Paid), Command-Tab Plus (Paid) and TotalSpaces (Paid).

    This page was last updated Sep 23, 2021

    1. Looking for Expose and Spaces on Windows ? BetterDesktopTool makes Expose and Spaces like Features avialabe on Windows PCs. Offering Mouse + Keyboard shortcuts and Active-Edges it is easy to use.
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    2. Launch apps by holding down spacebar while pressing a key.


      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      • BSD
      • Xfce
      Skippy-XD is a full-screen task-switcher for X11. You know that thing Mac OS X, Compiz and KWin do where you press a hotkey and suddenly you see miniature versions of all your windows at once? Skippy-XD does just that.
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      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      up to nine virtual desktops.
      • Windows
      Find and activate windows without leaving the keyboard. Faster than alt-tab.


    3. Activate wanted windows and apps with Tabber Window Switcher which is a Command+Tab alternative to switch windows. See contents of windows Real-Time when switching windows. Switch Apps and Windows with a shortcut or set a custom shortcut to switch windows or to switch apps.
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      • Windows
      TopDesk radically reduces the time you spend switching between tasks by giving you the ability to quickly find the window you want from a thumbnail view.
      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      WinFlip emulates Windows Vistas "Flip 3D" effect for Windows XP. Using the hotkey of your choice, you can find the window youre looking for in a fast, clean 3D interface.
    4. SuperSwitcher is a (more feature-ful) replacement for the Alt-Tab window switching behavior and Ctrl-Alt-Left/Right/Up/Down workspace switching behavior that is currently provided by Metacity.
      • Windows
      The ultimate desktop organizer. DeskPose NXT helps you to find your applications fast, organize your desktop and become more productive. Too many open windows? Stop findind! Start Exposing!
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