TaskSwitchXP Alternatives

    TaskSwitchXP is described as 'advanced task management utility that picks up where the standard Windows Alt+Tab switcher leaves off'. There are nine alternatives to TaskSwitchXP for Windows and Linux. The best alternative is VistaSwitcher, which is free. Other great apps like TaskSwitchXP are Alt-Tab Terminator (Paid), AltTabAlternative (Free), HyperKeys (Free, Open Source) and SwitchBlade (Paid).

    This page was last updated Apr 27, 2020

    1. 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      The program is no longer updated.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.

    2. 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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    3. Alternative application for Windows' native task switcher (Alt + Tab).
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    4. Unleash the power of your keyboard by letting you bind ANY action to a shortcut. It's open-source and fully extendable. You can code you own actions or use one from the community !.
      • Windows
      Find and activate windows without leaving the keyboard. Faster than alt-tab.


      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      SmartTab, the better Alt-Tab (a Windows Alt-Tab Dialog replacement). Features: All windows with small icons & full title at a glance.

      Discontinued

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

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      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      ThumbWin can minimize the window on your desktop as thumbnails.
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      • 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!

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