You can switch between all open windows easily if you press the keyboard combination Alt-Tab and keep holding Alt down. To switch between windows, you simply would press Tab to switch to the next window in line, or Shift-Tab to go backwards.
The preview screen shows thumbnails of all open windows. It furthermore draws a border around the active window, and displays its title at the top.
It is a fast alternative to clicking on program windows in the Windows taskbar. Alt-Tab Tuner has been designed by Happy Bulldozer, who is the mastermind behind other programs like Aero Tuner which we have reviewed in the past.
Alt-Tab Tuner basically offers controls to change the layout and design of the Alt-Tab preview window.
Lets take a closer look at the functionality that the program offers:
- Change the number of rows and columns that display thumbnails
- Change the top / bottom / side margins
- Change the spacing of elements
- Change icon shift and size
- Change the thumbs size
- Change fade out and transparency
- Switch to old style alt-tab dialog
It is hard to see but the windows in the modified Alt-Tab preview are actually larger than the old windows. Alt-Tab Tuner offers controls to manipulate the design of the Alt-Tab interface, which is for instance helpful for users who want to see larger thumbnail previews, or smaller ones to fit more preview windows directly on screen.
The program comes with a switch to automatically restart Windows Explorer after clicking on Apply. It requires a restart or log off before the changes become visible otherwise.