SmallWindows Alternatives

    SmallWindows is described as 'Exposè (now Mission Control ) functionality on Windows was a bit tricky to develop, but SmallWindows is somewhat successful at it. However, you'll see plenty of glitches during day-to-day use' and is an app in the OS & Utilities category. There are eight alternatives to SmallWindows for Windows, Linux, Mac and BSD. The best alternative is KWin, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like SmallWindows are Mission Control (Paid), Raskin (Free), Topdesk (Paid) and Winflip (Free).

    This page was last updated May 14, 2016

    1. KWin is a window manager for the X Window System, and is in the process of becoming a Wayland compositor. It is an integral part, and the default window manager of the Plasma Workspaces, but it can also be used on its own or with other desktop environments.
    2. Mission Control, formerly Exposé, is a feature of the OS X operating system.

    3. Experience Raskin's unique bird's eye view to browse and manage your pictures, presentations, PDFs…
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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.
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      • 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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    5. Sawfish is an extensible window manager using a Lisp-based scripting language. Its policy is very minimal compared to most window managers. Its aim is simply to manage windows in the most flexible and attractive manner possible.
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