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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 Mission Control. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try KWin or Sawfish. Other great apps like SmallWindows are Raskin, Topdesk, Winflip and SuperSwitcher.

SmallWindows alternatives are mainly Window Managers but may also be File Managers or Desktop Environments. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of SmallWindows.
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  • FreeOpen Source
  • Windows

Exposè (now Mission Control ) functionality on Windows was a bit tricky to develop, but...

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  1. Mission Control icon

    Mission Control

    • Mac

    Mission Control, formerly Exposé, is a feature of the OS X operating system.

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  2. KWin

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • BSD

    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.

    KWin's desktop cube.


  3. Sawfish icon

    Sawfish

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    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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  4. Raskin icon

    Raskin

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac

    Experience Raskin's unique bird's eye view to browse and manage your pictures, presentations, PDFs…

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  5. Topdesk icon

    Topdesk

    • 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.

    Discontinued

    The site has not been updated since 2016, the latest version does not work well on Windows 10

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  6. Winflip icon

    Winflip

    • 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.

    WinFlip simulates Vista's "Flip 3D" effect with a hotkey
  7. SuperSwitcher icon

    SuperSwitcher

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    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.

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  8. Deskpose NXT

    • Windows

    The ultimate desktop organizer. DeskPose NXT helps you to find your applications fast, organize your desktop and become more productive.

    Discontinued

    The site has not been updated since 2012, the latest version does not work well on Windows 10

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