TaskSwitchXP is an advanced task management utility that picks up where the standard Windows Alt+Tab switcher leaves off. It provides the same functionality, and adds visual styles to the dialog and also enhances it by displaying thumbnail preview of the application that will be switched to.

TaskSwitchXP also has a powerful process and window management capability that allows you quickly to close & minimize applications and their groups. The unique capabilities of TaskSwitchXP make it useful for tracking down multitudinous windows, and provide insight into the way Windows and applications work.

Main Features

* 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.

System requirements

TaskSwitchXP requires features present only in Windows XP/2003 operating systems. All older versions of Windows are not supported!


* TaskSwitchXP 2.0.11 installer (394 KB)
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* TaskSwitchXP 2.0.11 binaries (155 KB), Choose Mirror
* TaskSwitchXP 2.0.11 source code (180 KB), Choose Mirror

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