I notice that hidden settings of the Alt+Tab dialog in Windows 8 are different from Windows 7. E.g., Microsoft has removed Columns/Rows and Fade effect settings, but added Focus Width and LOTS of other settings that suddenly does nothing at this moment. I will post them all with descriptions in blog here at Winaero, so interested person can wait for the article which will come in near future.. Today I would like to offer you my latest application - Alt Tab Tuner VIII. It was written from scratch for better code base and full featured Windows 8 support. Alt Tab Tuner VIII is the successor of my famous Alt+Tab Tuner for Windows 7.
With brand new Alt Tab Tuner VIII you will able to change the following settings of Alt+Tab dialog:
size of the thumbnails
horizontal spacing between the thumbnails
vertical spacing between the thumbnails
top, left, right and bottom margins of thumbnail
icon size and position relative to the thumbnail
window title text offset
width of the focus border
Use "restore defaults" button to reset all settings to their defaults.
Alt Tab Tuner VIII is compatible with Windows 8 x86 and Windows x64. This is portable software and does not require to be installed.
Really? Was not noticed because I am not a user of Modern Apps
Janus|04 Feb 13
You might want to add control for number of columns and rows; after I used your app to make AltTab sized as I like, I used Regedit > HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop > CoolSwitchColumns and CoolSwitchRows. THANKS!
@Janus|05 Feb 13
Those are reg values for tweaking legacy (old style) Alt-Tab which work only up to Windows XP. Vista broke them.
Fernando|08 Feb 13
This is great, thank you!!! It makes it so much easier to tell what each thing is when the icons are a bit bigger. Btw, what does focus width and text offset mean?
begem0t|14 May 13
Columns and Rows settings in Windows 8 64-bit work as of May 14th. Maybe MS decided to fixed it.
jruppert|24 Oct 13
Would it be possible to add an option in this app that makes the alt tab menu default with a swipe gesture? For example, replacing the windows tab gesture from the left? Right now, on tablets, I tend to get messed up between metro and desktop windows. Often I'm looking to get a window with all apps separate not just the desktop alone.