VistaSwitcher is an Enhanced Alt+Tab Task Switcher Replacement
April 10, 2010 | Filed under Software;
Windows 7 comes with an improved alt+tab task switcher with thumbnails support and also temporarily putting the program in full screen. That is if your computer supports Aero and has it enabled or else your task switching will be similar to what you see in Windows XP. If for some reason you are running the Windows 7 basic theme and wants to have a better alt+tab task switcher, you can give VistaSwitcher a try. Although the name of the program is VistaSwitcher which sounds like it is meant for Vista, but it works on XP and Windows 7 as well.
VistaSwitcher is an elegant and powerful task management utility for Windows OS. Once installed, it replaces the default Windows Alt-Tab dialog with a nice box that shows a list of all running tasks, with their names and preview snapshots, and enables the user to take actions on them using the mouse and keyboard shortcuts. You can set programs to exclude from being included in the Alt+tab, customize how it should behave and appear, and also you can set the task switcher to run with mouse without using the Alt+tab.
Vista Switcher needs to be running in background to hook the Alt+Tab hotkey and it takes up only 2MB of memory. VistaSwitcher is compatible with Windows XP, Vista and 7 both 32 and 64 bit although you will need to install a different version for 32 and 64 bit.