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Panther Switcher

author alang

Panther Switcher

It`s a small program that replaces the Window`s Alt+Tab, with a cool and very functional Panther looking one

*** How to use it

1. Just double-click the program and it will go into the system tray.
2. Hit alt+tab and you will see the task switcher. All the explorer instances are called finder and I define some other frequently used programs in the “switcher.ini” file.

3. Some programs may have ugly windows default icons and strange names like ***.dll or ***.ocx. Define the labels and icons in “switcher.ini” if you want.

4. You can exclude some programs from appearing in the task list by adding it under [exclusion] section of “switcher.ini”

5. If you want to quit the program, just right click on the system tray icon.

Developer : vneumann
Filesize : 291KB


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Comment by Maddy on 2006-08-24 20:43:33

Nice app. Looks great.

There’s some delay after hitting Alt+Tab before the switcher shows up. Also, after hitting Alt+Tab, the currently active window is selected in Panther Switcher, while normal behavior of the windows switcher is that Alt+Tab selects the next window by default. If you just make these two small changes and it’ll be awesome.

On a side note, I can’t seem to get my switcher display window names under the icons. Not a big deal, but it’ll be good to have.

Comment by Marius on 2006-12-20 19:29:57

This program is not so good, though I found much better. You can see the window or program content (like what u are editing in Photoshop CS2), when switxhing to the application or window. That program is called “Task switcher” or something like that, I don’t remember exactly :)

Comment by legion on 2007-01-09 04:36:18

its good.. just for some reason my icons show distortioned, like 16px resized to 48px.. but i like configuration, renaming and exclusion pngs can be replaced to fit desktop and stuff

can someone plz help me fix the icon thing?

Comment by rootkowski on 2007-02-12 12:08:36

I like this app. It works pretty well, it’s small and you don’t need to install it. that’s great!
the problem i have is that when i switch to a maximized window it will be restored down. it is wierd. i hope you can fix that till next version

Comment by rootkowski on 2007-02-12 15:13:22

Actually, there’s one more problem: the switcher doesn’t show iTunes. I don’t understand why ‘cos it’s not on the exclusion list. Does anyone have any solution?

Comment by jivhg on 2008-03-26 05:15:14

I think it is good, but mine doesn’t have the same skin as yours.

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