TaskSwitchXP Guide Lines
TaskSwitchXP is both user-friendly and easy-to-use, it looks familiar to most of Windows users. The unique capabilities of TaskSwitchXP make it useful for tracking down multitudinous windows, and provide insight into the way Windows and applications work.
- Small and FAST!
Pure Win32 API programming guaranteed for fast running with high graphic quality. TaskSwitchXP is optimized for Windows XP. It takes a few system resources and uses less than 1 MB memory for certain!
- Designed for Windows XP, based on XP Visual Styles
Unlike the standard Windows switcher, TaskSwitchXP can render using Windows XP Visual Styles the end user currently has selected. TaskSwitchXP also allows standard Windows XP shadow and transparency effects, fade animation and more.
- Window snapshots as thumbnail preview
TaskSwitchXP displays small screenshot of the currently selected application in addition to the associated icon and caption. All child windows of the task are displayed on the preview image including modal dialogs and floating palettes.
- Task management capability
TaskSwitchXP provides a lot of advanced task management capabilities with handy popup menus and multiple selections.
- Highly configurable
TaskSwitchXP can be customized on a per-user basis with optional font and color settings, interface schemes, list and preview styles, appearance effects, hotkeys, exclusions and more.
- Full mouse and keyboard control
Besides the classical Alt-Tab switching, TaskSwitchXP fully supports mouse and keyboard control. You can switch and manage tasks a lot faster using the mouse wheel and shortcut keys.
- Multilingual user interface
TaskSwitchXP supports Unicode based language extensions. If you would like to localize it to your native language, see instructions at TaskSwitchXP\lang\ subfolder. Then you can submit your translation at NTWind forums.
- Full source code available!!!
TaskSwitchXP is distributed very free under an open source license. You can download the full source code to all versions of TaskSwitchXP at SourceForge.net project page.
TaskSwitchXP does NOT support Windows Vista and 7, use VistaSwitcher on the new OS.
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VistaSwitcher is a reincarnation of TaskSwitchXP, the key new features include:
- Outstanding UI, semi-transparent backgrounds and antialiased fonts
- Live window and desktop previews under Windows Vista and 7
- Despite the name, it works on Windows XP too ;))