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Switcher is an Exposé clone for Vista, a small app that will allow you to view all of your open Windows with a single stroke. View full description


  • Easy to install and use
  • Good configuration options
  • Customize windows and hotkeys


  • Labels are unnecessary and ugly


Switcher is an Exposé clone for Vista, a small app that will allow you to view all of your open Windows with a single stroke.

If you've ever wondered if there is such a thing as Exposé for Vista, then Switcher is the app for you. Once installed and configured, you'll be able to view all your open windows at once using a single hotkey. You'll also be able to focus on a certain window, scroll through all of them, search for a particular window (handy if you have lots open) and close them easily.

Switcher has good configuration options, which means that you should be able to get the app running exactly how you want. You can specify how the windows appear (tiled, docked or in a grid), customize color and transparency, modify the hotkeys and even take a peak at some advanced settings.

Using a single hotkey combination to switch between windows with Switcher is very easy. The app hides other features, though, so we recommend taking a look at the online FAQ before you start. Switcher is a smooth, nicely-designed application, and if you want or need more visual control over your windows, it's a great option.

View all of your windows at once with Switcher for Vista.


  • New: Windows now have a label, background color, and border
  • New: The first 9 windows can be activated by pressing the respective number on the keyboard
  • New: Filters can be applied to narrow down the windows that appear
  • New: You can now close windows during a session
  • New: Added Grid View, which arranges windows in a grid
  • New: Mouse shortcuts can now be restricted to a certain monitor instead of applying to all monitors
  • New: Added the "Begin and Select Next" command that begins a session and selects the next window
  • Change: Animations may appear smoother due to using a different method of smoothing stuff
  • Change: The default shortcut for minimizing all windows except the selected one changed from middle-clicking anywhere to right-clicking on a window
  • Change: Reorganized settings into tabs

Windows Vista features a nice 3D animation system (Aero) which enables you to switch between applications by choosing its three-dimensional snapshot. Now, this comes in very handy because you can actually see what's going on in every application in real time. But it can be improved with this little tool.

Switcher allows you to use the 3D Aero switching between apps in a different way. It works just like the MacOS Exposé, displaying snapshots of all your open windows, both active and minimized, and enabling you to choose in a more comfortable way.

Switcher runs in the background and can be triggered at any moment with a customized hotkey combination. Also, you can choose between tiled or docked snapshots.