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X-Assist is useful utility that adds:

  • Mac OS 9 behaviors to Mac OS X like the Application Switcher Menu
  • OS9 window behavior - when you switch applications by clicking in a window, all windows for that application are shown. This behavior has changed in OS X and can be a bit annoying.
  • Ability to toggle between OS9 and OSX window behavior with a hot key shortcut.
  • Recent Applications Menu with no limit
  • Ability to add personal hierarchies of items in an OS 9-like "apple" menu
  • An extensible "Control Strip" like plugin architecture to support 3rd party plugins (MP3 player and Volume

What's New

Version 0.8.1:
  • fixed the Control Panel submenu items not showing up when run on certain systems. Thanks Thomas Fischer.
  • updated German localization to be more consistant between menu and pref window prefs. Thanks Thomas Fischer.
  • updated localization for Japanese. Thanks Chris Li.


Mac OS X 10.2 or later

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X-Assist User Discussion

4.9 14


Current Version (0.x)


Downloads 15,726
Version Downloads 4,556
License Free
Date 03 Feb 2008
Platform OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
Price Free
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