alttab - alttab4mac (LTS: Long Time Support)
Use alt + tab to switch any window on a Mac like on other systems
alttab alttab4mac is your ALT+TAB application and window task switcher like on Windows and other systems.
Unlike the built-in CMD+TAB it works more like the very well known alt+tab on Windows and Linux systems.
Since the first version of alttab4mac in 2012 there is still a user base for this little Application out there.
"This is great! I was going install Windows from scratch so I could use
alt+tab with Chrome side by side with my MacBook Pro until I found
this AMAZING program. Thanks for saving me a lot of time and effort...
best dollars I've spent...ever!" - Elsa (2015)
Switch between every Window by just pressing alt + tab like on Windows and Linux
Set hidden Applications and Windows to front view
Set minimized Applications and Windows to front view
alt+tab: forward cycle
alt+shift+tab: Backward cycle
Default built-in CMD+TAB will still work as usual
Hide/Show Menu Bar - Menu shill active as a single space character (" ")
Installation and Setup
1. After downloading just unzip by double click on the alttab4mac.zip archive. You will get something like this:
alttab: v1.2: OS_X_10.9.5_Mavericks_Xcode5.0.1-64bit: alttab4mac.app v1.2.1: OS_X_10.10.5_Yosemite_Xcode6.4: alttab4mac.app v1.2.2: OS_X_10.8.5_Mountain_Lion_Xcode5.0.1: alttab4mac.app OS_X_10.9.5_Mavericks_Xcode5.0.1-64bit: alttab4mac.app OS_X_10.10.5_Yosemite_Xcode6.4: alttab4mac.app OX_X_10.10.5_Yosemite_Xcode7: alttab4mac.app v1.2.3: OS_X_10.9.5_Mavericks_Xcode5.0.1: alttab4mac.app OS_X_10.10.5_Yosemite_Xcode7: alttab4mac.app OS_X_10.10.5_Yosemite_Xcode7.0.1: alttab4mac.app OS_X_10.11.0_El_Capitan_Xcode7.0.1: alttab4mac.app OS_X_10.11.1_El_Capitan_Xcode7.1: alttab4mac.app v2.0.0: OS_X_10.11.2_El_Capitan_Xcode7.2.1: alttab.app macOS-10.12.6-Sierra-Xcode7.2.1-unchanged alttab.app v2.2.0-20: macOS-10.12.6-Sierra-Xcode-8.3.3: alttab.app
2. Choose the right version and system.
Note: Try to use the highest version number an OS version on your system. Example: If you are running Yosemite just try El Capitan version first and see if it works for you.
3. Install alttab as usual by just drag & drop it to your Applications Folder or any other location you like.
4. If you start it the first time, you will be asked to grant access.
Click on Open System Preferences. (You can also go to System Preferences... > Security & Privacy, Privacy, Accessibility manually.)
5. Then add alttab and enable it or check it if it's already added. ( System Preferences... > Security & Privacy, Privacy, Accessibility )
You need to Authenticate... and Unlock this dialog if needed.
You can now press alt+tab, alt+shift+tab, etc.
Q: Does it also works for macOS Sierra (10.12.6), Yosemite, El Capitan?
- macOS Sierra 10.12.6 - Seems to work.
- OS X El Capitan 10.11.2 - Seems to work (+/-... ;).
- OS X El Capitan 10.11 - Seems to work (+/- ...).
- OS X El Capitan BETA 10.11-BETA - partially works but very slow switching, you need to type alt+tab slowly
- OS X Yosemite 10.10 - partially works but very slow switching, you need to type alt+tab slowly
- OS X Mavericks 10.9 - Seems to work well, very fast switching
- Mac OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.2 - unknown
- Mac OS X Lion 10.7.x - unknown
- Mac OS X 10.6 deployment target (not sure if it works)
I then can check if I can compile the application for your system. Just give it a try.
If it does not work on your system, please do the following - and send the error message to me with the information what system you have.
Just leave a comment below.