Best Alt-Tab Replacement for Windows with Search, Live Previews and App Cloud

Alt-Tab Terminator is an elegant and powerful task management utility for Windows. Once installed, it replaces the default 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 search through the list and navigate using the mouse and keyboard. Alt-Tab Terminator is the direct successor to VistaSwitcher and TaskSwitchXP.

Following Windows 11 UI guide lines, Alt-Tab Terminator seamlessly integrates into Shell:

Alt-Tab Terminator - Light Theme

It automatically switches between light, dark and high-contrast modes.

Alt-Tab Terminator - Dark Theme

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Brand New Alt-Tab with Search

The main advantage of Alt-Tab Terminator is a brand-new switching window. Unlike to the standard Alt-Tab, it shows a live desktop preview of the selected application and an easy-to-read relevant list of tasks with titled icons so you can find the one you need immediately at a glance.

Alt-Tab Terminator - Main Window

Search by Title: After opening Alt-Tab Terminator, just start typing to quickly filter windows in the task list by the title or application name. Finding the right window has never been easier!

Search Windows by Title

Live Preview: Visualization is the key point. Alt-Tab Terminator shows you the exact live desktop preview of the application you want to switch to, even if it has multiple child windows.

Live Preview

App Cloud: Click the application names below preview to filter windows of the selected application. Press Alt + ` (Backtick – the key above Tab) to switch between windows of the active application.

App Cloud

Clear Large Labels: Multiple window titles are arranged on a vertical task list; a large icon is placed by each one of them. Finding the right window has become much quicker.

Mouse & Keyboard Shortcuts: Navigate through the task list with the keyboard (Tab, Arrow Keys, Home, End, etc.) or the mouse – simply place the mouse pointer over a task or use the mouse wheel.

Full Screen Mode: Press F11 or click the Full Screen button in the bottom-left corner to maximize the switcher window to the whole screen.

Task List

Quick & Easy Customization: Press the Menu button in the top-left corner of Alt-Tab Terminator to access the program menu and settings.

Main Menu

Window Manager: With Alt-Tab Terminator, you get the full control over opened windows – you can close, minimize, maximize, restore the main window, run a new copy or terminate the application.

Window Manager

There is a keyboard shortcut to every action. For example, pressing F4 will close the selected window, similar to the default Alt+F4 shortcut – easy to remember and use!

Support for Windows 11 and UAC

Alt-Tab Terminator works with 32-bit and 64-bit applications, even if you run them with administrative privileges. It also supports high DPI and modern Windows Store apps on Windows 11.

Alt-Tab Terminator - Settings

Try Alt-Tab Terminator now and you’ll never turn back to the old Alt-Tab again!

Alt-Tab Terminator supports all versions of Windows from Windows 7 to Windows 11. Native 64-bit version is included in the setup package and installed automatically.

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