taskswitch.exe is the power toy for the task switching mechanism in Windows. This task executes when the ALT-TAB and the SHIFT-ALT-TAB keys are used, where it either switches forward or backward among the open windows respectively. The behavior has altered among newer versions of Windows where the newer versions have the thumbnail view with a single line indication of the window contents compared to older versions where the thumbnail nail was not available.
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Average user rating of taskswitch.exe:
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|All comments about taskswitch.exe: |
| ms powertoys TaskSwitcher ( alt + tab ) with preview.. See also: Link nassing|
| Its all gd God|
| Comes with the software for Logitech products. Automatically checks for software upgrades and new products, services, and special offerings from Logitech. David|
| ALT TAB replacement Powertoy for Windows XP - enhances the graphics displayed when you want to switch between programs running full-screen. Stephen|
| ALT TAB replacement Powertoy for Windows XP - enhances the graphics displayed when you want to switch between programs running full-screen. John Bobit|
| ALT TAB replacement Powertoy for Windows XP - enhances the graphics displayed when you want to switch between programs running full-screen. Francisco R|
| Alt-Tab Replacement. With this PowerToy, in addition to seeing the icon of the application window you are switching to, you will also see a preview of the page. This helps particularly when multiple sessions of an application are open. See also: Link CyLat|
| Alt tab application switcher enhancer - would be much better if the images not so blurry NetGuru|
| appeared after power toys and XP plus pack installation Moog|
| try alt + tab to see what it does ;) Michel|
| Task Switch PowerToy See also: Link |
| ALT TAB replacement Powertoy for Windows XP - enhances the graphics displayed when you want to switch between programs running full-screen. See also: Link Dan the Man|
| Microsoft Powertoy used to show screen shots for ALT-TAB See also: Link Chronicnom|
| Zonelabs Smartdefense Advisor says is potentially malicious. It may be attempting to monitor your system to observe what events are occurring to retrieve information about you or your system. Suggest allow to connect but continue monitoring. Zlimbo|
| Powertoys graphical application for Alt + Tab Bob|
| Very handy ALT + TAB replacement! One of the MS powertoys Beetee|
| I have taskswitch installed and it's horrible! when I use alt-tab, the tabs don't always change, gets stuck, whatever. I'm getting rid of it now! mls|
| Alt + Tab replacement. Go on, do it! Jamie|
| Alt + Tab replacement with high quality preview image and an option to move in this menu with cursor keys. This app is made by Microsoft! download here now: http://download.microsoft.com/download/whistler/Install/2/WXP/EN-US/TaskswitchPowertoySetup.exe See also: Link Quailstorm|
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