VistaSwitcher Alternatives

    VistaSwitcher is described as 'elegant and powerful task management utility for Windows OS' and is an app in the OS & Utilities category. There are more than 25 alternatives to VistaSwitcher for Windows, Mac and Linux. The best alternative is Compiz, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like VistaSwitcher are Switcheroo (Free, Open Source), Witch (Paid), Contexts (Paid) and Alt-Tab Terminator (Paid).

    This page was last updated Sep 23, 2020

    1. 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
      TaskSwitchXP is an advanced task management utility that picks up where the standard Windows Alt+Tab switcher leaves off.


    2. Activate wanted windows and apps with Tabber Window Switcher which is a Command+Tab alternative to switch windows. See contents of windows Real-Time when switching windows. Switch Apps and Windows with a shortcut or set a custom shortcut to switch windows or to switch apps.
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      • 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.
      • 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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    3. Have you seen the cool and nice effects of Windows Aero in Windows Vista? One of those effects is a view of your open windows in a three-dimensional stack on your desktop, and using hot keys, you can flip through the open windows to quickly locate and select the window you want.

      Discontinued

      9 years since last update.. See http://www.docs.kr/entry/Download-Shock-Aero3D-en

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    4. 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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