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Switcher

By Bao Nguyen Free Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Nov 7, 2008

For those who've made the jump to Windows Vista but don't like the angled multipane view, Switcher offers a familiar and less-jarring alternative.

Using fully customizable hot keys, you can activate the app with nothing more than a single keystroke or mouse gesture. The currently active program will then drop slightly on the screen and the other active apps will appear above it in minimized form. The opacity of the inactive programs can be tailored to your tastes, as can nearly everything else about Switcher. Dock padding and location, mouse trigger corner, transition duration, view of minimized versions of the inactive apps, and more can be adjusted. You can even organize the Options menu alphabetically or by category.

Strengthened by a fast install and lightweight footprint, Switcher is a fun program for those who love modifying their PC experience to suit their tastes. Who doesn't?

Full Specifications

What's new in version 2.0.0.2705

Version 2.0.0.2705 you can now close windows during a session (default shortcut Alt+F4 or middle-click a window),Added Grid View which arranges windows in a grid,Reorganized settings into tabs.

General

Release March 11, 2009
Date Added October 28, 2007
Version 2.0.0.2705

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows, Windows Vista
Additional Requirements None

Popularity

Total Downloads 30,364
Downloads Last Week 1
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Developer's Description

Switcher allows users to manage multiple program windows in Windows Vista by arranging thumbnails of them at the top of the screen, and is accessible via hot keys.

Version 2.0.0.2705 you can now close windows during a session (default shortcut Alt+F4 or middle-click a window),Added Grid View which arranges windows in a grid,Reorganized settings into tabs.

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