Superswitcher — A nice Alt+Tab alternative

Today I came across a nice small application called “Superswitcher” from LinuxTOY. It is quite handy to use Win+direction keys to switch from desktops and applications in one desktop.

“SuperSwitcher is a (more feature-ful) replacement for the Alt-Tab window
switching behavior and Ctrl-Alt-Left/Right/Up/Down workspace switching behavior
that is currently provided by Metacity.”

Don’t worry about the homepage of Superswitcher is inside the Gnomefile, because I found it works perfectly in my KDE desktop environment. It also has some other features like move windows, find particular windows by key combinations. The only problem I found so far (after trying 2 min only…) is that it conflicts with my KDE shortcut. I have Win+ KEY to open applications, and Win+Ctrl+KEY to switch to that window. Now I can’t use them if I have Superswitcher on. I’ll try to find a way to overcome this…

A screenshot here:


9 Responses to Superswitcher — A nice Alt+Tab alternative

  1. Jeremy says:

    This program was also presented at and it was awesome there.

  2. Wei says:

    This looks like an excellent conference, thantks. Wonder is there any way to download the presetation there.

  3. Jeremy says:

    As a matter of fact, here’s a direct link to the video.

  4. Wei says:

    Thanks. I am downloading it now

  5. Nigel Tao says:

    For the record, in the current trunk version of superswitcher (which will become 0.5), you can use the Caps Lock key either as well as or instead of the Win (Super) key, if you already use the Win key for your KDE shortcuts.

  6. Nigel Tao says:

    Oh, and I should say that that video link that Jeremy posted actually cuts out just before my talk starts. It appears that my talk is lost. 😦

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