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 (Paid), VistaSwitcher (Free), Mission Control (Paid) and Hyperswitch (Free).

    This page was last updated Sep 17, 2021

    1. 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 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 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      The program is no longer updated.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.

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


    5. 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.
    6. Alternative application for Windows' native task switcher (Alt + Tab).
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    7. Adds eye-candy effects to windows (and start menu) like deformations (e.g: jelly windows - that makes moved window wiggle like being made from jelly; or fold - which hides windows by folding up horizontally, and unfolds when showing), physics (e.g.

      Discontinued

      It says that it has automatically stopped production.

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