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Mac-like window switching on Windows with alt-`

Dedicated followers (and anyone making the switch from Mac to PC) – this Pi Day 2017 gift is just for you! A new day means a new free app for our favorite peeps on the internet. Meet Easy Window Switcher, our invisible window cycling utility that makes it ridiculously easy to jump between windows of the same application à la OS X with the alt` (alt-backtick) keyboard shortcut.

Easy Window Switcher (codename wincycle) imbues your Windows PC with the same superpowers that were once exclusively reserved for the ranks of Apple’s OS X users. With Easy Window Switcher, you don’t need to muck around with alt-tab trying to find the window you’re looking for amongst 40 or 50 others1 – just hold down the alt key and backtick away to your heart’s content. And moving backwards is as easy as 1, 2, 3 altshift` and done.

Easy Window Switcher is a crazy-fast an absolutely tiny little program that you’ll quickly learn to never live without. Just download and run the software and you’ll be on your way to (window switching) productivity nirvana. Easy Window Switcher takes up less than 800KiB of memory, automatically starts up when you log in, and requires no admin rights. Best of all, it’s completely free!

Download Easy Windows Switcher


  1. What? You really don’t have that many windows open at once? What are you doing here reading this post!? ↩︎