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TaskSwitchXP Alternatives

TaskSwitchXP is described as 'advanced task management utility that picks up where the standard Windows Alt+Tab switcher leaves off' and is an app. There are nine alternatives to TaskSwitchXP for Windows and Linux. The best alternative is Alt-Tab Terminator. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try VistaSwitcher or AltTabAlternative. Other great apps like TaskSwitchXP are HyperKeys, SwitchBlade, SmartTab and ThumbWin.

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  • FreeProprietary
  • Windows

TaskSwitchXP is an advanced task management utility that picks up where the standard Windows Alt+Tab switcher leaves off.

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  1. Alt-Tab Terminator icon

    Alt-Tab Terminator

    • Windows

    Alt-Tab Terminator is a powerful task management utility for Windows. It replaces the Alt-Tab with a box that shows a list of all tasks, their names and preview snapshots, and enables to take actions on them. It is the successor to VistaSwitcher.

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  2. VistaSwitcher icon

    VistaSwitcher

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    VistaSwitcher is an elegant and powerful task management utility for Windows OS.

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    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    The program is no longer updated.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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  3. AltTabAlternative icon

    AltTabAlternative

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    Alternative application for Windows' native task switcher (Alt + Tab).

    ⚫︎ PortableAltTabAlternative can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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  4. HyperKeys icon

    HyperKeys

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Unleash the power of your keyboard by letting you bind ANY action to a shortcut.

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  5. SwitchBlade icon

    SwitchBlade

    • Windows

    SwitchBlade allows for quick window switching using a configurable hotkey and an intuitive search interface.

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  6. SmartTab icon

    SmartTab

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    SmartTab, the better Alt-Tab (a Windows Alt-Tab Dialog replacement).

    ⚫︎ PortableSmartTab can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    Discontinued

    Work only on XP, last update was in 2006. See http://smarttab.org/download.php

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  7. ThumbWin icon

    ThumbWin

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    ThumbWin can minimize the window on your desktop as thumbnails.

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  8. Alt-Tab Thingy icon

    Alt-Tab Thingy

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    If you are not familiar with the Alt-Tab task switcher in Windows, its a keyboard short-cut (hot-key) to enable fast switching between applications/windows. This feature has been in Windows since Windows 3.0 and is largely unchanged since Windows 95!

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    Discontinued

    The official website is no longer available. Last version, 4.0.4, released in September 2009, can be still downloaded from the mirrors provided.

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  9. Easy Window Switcher icon

    Easy Window Switcher

    • Windows

    Easy Window Switcher makes switching between different windows as easy as alt+` (that's alt+backtick).

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