A fast window switcher for Windows using labeled windows.
FastWindowSwitcher is a window switcher/task switcher for Windows 7 and Windows 10. It is optimized for fast keyboard usage and can be used as an alternative for ALT-TAB.
How does it work?
- Look at the window title or taskbar button of the window you want to go next.
- Press the label hotkey (default Win-Y). Now all selectable window titles and taskbar buttons will be labeled with a key
- Press the desired key. This window is now selected.
- Window switching with labels (keys)
- No more Alt-Tabbing through a lot of open windows
- Access every window via 'Shortcut + Key' no matter how many windows are open
- Last used windows will be labeled with easy to press keys from the middle of the keyboard ('f','j',...)
- Optimized for key board usage
- Multi monitor support
- Support for second panel under Windows 7 via Dual Monitor Taskbar
- Works with Windows 7 and Windows 10
- Portable: no installation needed, no changes to the system, no dependencies
- Sourcecode check with static code analysis: PVS Studio, Cppcheck, VS Studio Code Analysis
Unzip FastWindowSwitcher-xxxx.zip to any location. Run FastWindowSwitcher.exe. The default hotkey to show the labels is Win-Y (optimized for a German keyboard layout). The hotkey can be changed in the setting dialog. The settings dialog can be accessed by the tray icon context menu.
- For easy access of the taskbar buttons the taskbutton grouping should be turned off in the Window panel settings.
- It is not possible to click the labels with the mouse. FastWindowSwitcher is keyboard only.
- If you want to start FastWindowSwitcher with Windows create a shortcut to FastWindowSwitcher.exe inside the Windows Autostart folder
FastWindowSwitcher is released under the GNU General Public License 3
FastWindowSwitcher is based on the idea of vimfx/Vimium browser plug-ins to use a label to mark a location you want to go next. During development i found HerbiClicker, but i was not able to get this program into a working state.
Reviews in english
- softpedia.de: http://www.softpedia.com/get/Desktop-Enhancements/FastWindowSwitcher.shtml
- ghacks.net: https://www.ghacks.net/2017/09/17/fastwindowswitcher-alt-tab-alternative-for-windows/
- gotowebsites.info: http://www.gotowebsites.info/2017/09/fastwindowswitcher-tool-will-find-solution-windows-using-the-keyboard/
- technewsdir.com: http://technewsdir.com/fastwindowswitcher-alt-tab-alternative-for-windows
- Video (Breaking News 24/7): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5JTtnbjOaeM
- trishtech.com: http://www.trishtech.com/2017/09/fastwindowswitcher-quickly-switch-to-any-open-window/
- windowsreport.com: http://windowsreport.com/alt-tab-alternatives/