AltTab brings Windows “alt-tab” selector to macOS
On the operating system of Apple namely, macOS you have the possibility to switch from one application to another using the keyboard shortcut CMD + TAB. However, this function is limited to displaying icons. Windows users also have a keyboard shortcut (ALT + TAB) for switch quickly from one application to another. However, instead of showing just the application icon, Windows also offers a window preview. If you want to have the same result as Windows on your Mac, I suggest you install the app AltTab.
Switch from one application to another in macOS with AltTab
AltTab is a application open source available on Mac which brings the power of Windows ‘alt-tab’ window selector to macOS. Once installed, you will be able to use the keyboard shortcut ALT + TAB on your Mac to switch between windows with a preview like on Windows. And here’s the result ! Pretty cool, isn’t it ?! 😎
Modify behavior and change appearance
AltTab has many customization options. To access the application settings, click on its icon in the menu bar, then on ” Preferences “.
First of all, from the ” General », You have the possibility to start the program when your Mac starts up, but also to customize its icon located in the menu bar.
Then, from the ” Controls “, You will find the settings for two display modes of open applications (” Shortcut 1 “and” Shortcut 2 “). From the “Shortcut 1” panel, you can define the windows to show in the previews: All apps, All spaces or All screens. Then you can change the keyboard shortcut if you want.
Besides, you also have the option to change the appearance. To do this, click on the ” Appearance “. From there, you can in particular modify the theme of the application to adopt, for example, that of Windows 10. And underneath, you can adjust the height and width of the app switcher to be more in line with your expectations.
Finally, you can also change the size of previews, that of icons or titles and even add a disappearance animation. In short, you will understand, AltTab has many customization options that I leave it to you to discover.