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Switcher Alternatives

Switcher is described as 'One of my favorite features in Mac OS is Expose, a built-in app that makes it easy to navigate through open windows and programs. In Windows Vista, the built-in Aero application switcher tries to approximate this function but doesnt do a good job' and is an app in the os & utilities category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Switcher for Windows, Linux, Mac, BSD and Xfce. The best alternative is Preme for Windows, which is free. Other great apps like Switcher are Witch, VistaSwitcher, Hyperswitch and Mission Control.

Switcher alternatives are mainly Window Managers but may also be Shell Extensions or File Managers. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Switcher.
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  1. Preme for Windows icon

    Preme for Windows

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows
    57 alternatives to Preme for Windows 

    Preme is a free software for Windows which lets you add cool desktop features and enhances the desktop functionality.

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  2. Witch icon

    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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  3. VistaSwitcher icon

    VistaSwitcher

    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    The program is no longer updated.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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  4. Hyperswitch icon

    Hyperswitch

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac
    22 alternatives to Hyperswitch 

    HyperSwitch provides a compelling alternative to HyperDock for keyboard junkies.

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  5. Mission Control icon

    Mission Control

    26 alternatives to Mission Control 

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

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    Raskin

    11 alternatives to Raskin 

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

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  7. Skippy-XD

    • Linux
    • BSD
    • Xfce
    4 alternatives to Skippy-XD 

    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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    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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    • KWin

      • Linux
      • BSD
      35 alternatives to KWin 

      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.

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      KWin's desktop cube.
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      Sawfish

      • Linux
      33 alternatives to Sawfish 

      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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      1.  Support for scriptingSawfish supports scripts and macros to automate or customize tasks.
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