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I tried "Switcher" and the new switcher by NTSoft... but none of them are for my taste. I want to have a switcher like what you get with an Intellimouse by Microsoft. You know, press the button and get a cool tiled layout of thumbnails.

To be precise, anything is fine with me. However:

  • No AERO needed (I seriously hate it.);
  • Be able to switch between apps by mouse;
  • Be able to make them come up in a cube (not just a row);

In a nutshell: a usable alt-tab/window switcher!

Any suggestions?

  • have you tried this one ? cybernetnews.com/alttab-mouse-shortcut – Ye Lin Aung Mar 6 '10 at 11:05
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    Usable and eye-candy often contradict each other ;-) A lesson Apple has yet to learn and Microsoft did mostly right, if if weren't for Windows Flip 3D ... :-) – Joey Mar 6 '10 at 11:34
  • @Mgpyone: No, I also use Opera's mouse gestures. And this is not what I search for. (Got a Razer Lachesis, with enough buttons. But the software doesnt have the same shortcut as the Intellimouse). – Apache Mar 6 '10 at 12:29
  • The latest version of Intellitype supports Instant Viewer, ie. you can assign it to a keystroke (though you probably need to own a Microsoft keyboard). – Hugh Allen May 27 '10 at 7:09
  • For the next keyboard I wanted to get a SUN like keyboard (mechanical switches) – Apache May 27 '10 at 13:06
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There certainly are others :). Wikipedia has a list of Exposé clones. Perhaps one of them would be suitable? You can also put two or three of them into a Google query to find web pages which list switchers.

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  • Tried. Sadly it becomes unusable once there is a little CPU/GPU load (only on Classic Windows skin without Aero.) Maybe the developer will fix it later, but at the minute its out of the question. Thanks anyway. – Apache Apr 3 '10 at 10:44
  • Also, if I copy something or just even put a load on my HDD, the worst usable switcher. Hope there are others out there. – Apache Apr 3 '10 at 15:04
  • Answer updated. – Hugh Allen Apr 3 '10 at 21:36
  • Thanks for the update and the list. Playing with "Dexpot" but not the best. All apps are way too slow. Seems like there is a need for a new one which is pure C based and uses native commands. – Apache Apr 4 '10 at 10:52
  • okay. Dexpot kills a bunch of hotkeys (like Pidgin). :/ – Apache Apr 4 '10 at 14:56
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I used TopDesk for quite a while in WinXP. It is fast and doesn't use Aero / WPF, and works even on relatively old PCs. Unfortunately, it is not free. They do have a demo though so you can play around with it to see if you like it.

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  • Sorry its not really what I am looknig for, way too old. (Its ok for XP though.) – Apache May 21 '10 at 11:39

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