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LiteSwitch X
LiteSwitch X
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LiteSwitch X free download for Mac

LiteSwitch X

Version 2.8.3

Keyboard application switcher.

4.0
Based on 22 user ratesRead reviews & comments

LiteSwitch X overview

LiteSwitch X follows the tradition of LiteSwitch as a simple solution for managing open applications using the keyboard. Like its predecessor which will continue to be available, LiteSwitch X has a clean, simple and functional style that has become Proteron's hallmark. It features an aquified transparent, resizeable window which is invoked by a configurable key-combination (default is Apple-Tab). From the pop-up window the user can switch to any application, hide, quit, or force quit any application or drag-and-drop files onto any application. Windows users migrating to the Mac can feel more at home having the Alt-tab functionality returned to them, yet enjoy it in its full Mac OS X splendor.

What’s new in version 2.8.3

Updated on Feb 18 2019

Version 2.8.3:
  • Performance improvement with processing some types of background apps, a regression introduced a decade ago and made worse by all the new sandboxed background apps in Mavericks & Yosemite. If you experienced unresponsiveness with LiteSwitch on launch, or after restarting Safari with many windows/tabs open, then this was likely the cause.

Information

License

Free

Size

464 KB

Developer’s website

https://sysbeep.com/

Downloads

32436

App requirements

  • Intel 64
  • Mac OS X 10.5.8 or later
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Gaberdine
Gaberdine
Apr 29 2022
2.8.3
0.0
Apr 29 2022
0.0
Version: 2.8.3
Sad to see this does not work in Catalina after enjoying LiteSwitchX from Snow Leopard to High Sierra. Seems can't request the necessary security permissions and they can't be added manually. System Profiler reports this as 64-bit, despite the dev saying he wouldn't release a 64-bit version. Perhaps an error in there plist file? Whatever the case, when installed in ~Library/Preference Panes the PrefPane opens but it doesn't activate. When installed for all users it seems to throw up an error. Thanks over a decade of use though!
Kuck
Kuck
Jul 21 2021
2.8.3
0.0
Jul 21 2021
0.0
Version: 2.8.3
Hi Ammon, Is there any chance you would find some time to port this app to 64bit or to be compatible with the M1 chip from Apple? I have been using it for so long and it is annoying not having the features that this tool offers. I know it is hard keeping small apps like this alive as there is very little reward, but here is me hoping. I would pay $5 to $10 bucks for having this feature back. Thank you. Best regards, Robert
Eldorado47
Eldorado47
Sep 25 2018
2.8.3
5.0
Sep 25 2018
5.0
Version: 2.8.3
Oh no! Looks like LS doesn't work with Mojave. Ammon -- I hope you are listening and will be so gracious as to update the app. I've been a user for as long as I can remember and find if hard to live without.
Scott-Winklebleck
Scott-Winklebleck
Mar 3 2017
2.8.3
4.0
Mar 3 2017
4.0
Version: 2.8.3
I have loved this app, but for various reasons I have to let it go. The one feature I am trying to replace is the "switching sends re-open event" so if there are no windows open for that app, it opens one. I can get the same effect if I hold option before letting go of cmd.. Anyone know of a script or terminal command that makes that the default behavior so I don't have to hold option every time I cmd-tab.
Doug-Engelbart
Doug-Engelbart
Nov 12 2016
2.8.3
5.0
Nov 12 2016
5.0
Version: 2.8.3
Works perfectly now (v2.8.3) in Sierra (X.12.1). Much better than Apple's CMD-TAB (next app) and CMD-Shift-TAB (prev app) because LiteSwitch can switch using ALT-TAB (next) and ALT-Shift (prev) which is much more comfortable and easy-to-use. I dunno why Apple didn't do it just like that.
Ward
Ward
Feb 12 2016
2.8
4.0
Feb 12 2016
4.0
Version: 2.8
A shortcoming of LiteSwitch X on Yosemite is that its keyboard shortcuts (especially tabbing to a previous application) do not work by default. The simple work-around to activate the shortcuts is to select LiteSwitch X in System Preferences, disable it and re-enable it. This must be done after each OS X startup or restart.
Mcx
Mcx
Nov 24 2014
2.8
0.0
Nov 24 2014
0.0
Version: 2.8
LiteSwitch X was recently updated to 2.8.3, fixing the Yosemite shortcut incompatibility. The latest version can be found at http://sysbeep.com
macupdate-122
macupdate-122
Oct 23 2014
2.8
0.0
Oct 23 2014
0.0
Version: 2.8
Ammon (the developer of Liteswitch X said the following :- "Yes. I plan to release a new version this week. For now if you want to use the old version, unset the command-tab hotkey and use another" Hope that helps others !
orazio-principe
orazio-principe
Aug 22 2014
2.8
0.0
Aug 22 2014
0.0
Version: 2.8
Hi, anybody have already test it on Yosemite? I had to uninstall it because my desktop become instable... Any suggestion?
Marivaux
Marivaux
Jan 14 2014
2.8
3.5
Jan 14 2014
3.5
Version: 2.8
Works in Mavericks, but with some problems--mainly (at least for me) it doesn't run at login/startup--you have to go to the System Preferences and click on the preference pane, which is an annoying additional task. Also un-retina-ized--I wouldn't expect that one, though. I've used this for years and years and paid for it (albeit quite a while ago). it'd be nice if the bugs got worked out!
Dmcrimson
Dmcrimson
Oct 31 2013
2.8
0.0
Oct 31 2013
0.0
Version: 2.8
Used to be great and indispensable - now won't even activate under Mavericks!
Maclover1-1
Maclover1-1
Sep 8 2013
2.8
0.0
Sep 8 2013
0.0
Version: 2.8
It destroys the drag and drop capacity of the Switcher, making it unusable for me. Too bad, all I wanted was to be able to hide a few "Background" apps in my Switcher. Oh well.
Beige
Beige
Jul 16 2013
2.8
5.0
Jul 16 2013
5.0
Version: 2.8
great app - simple but very clean and less clutter than the others IMO. Thanks for the Mavericks support.
Phantazm
Phantazm
Jul 15 2013
2.7
0.0
Jul 15 2013
0.0
Version: 2.7
Head over to sysbeep.com for 2.8b1. It works in Mavericks and eliminates the registration code.
Doug-Engelbart
Doug-Engelbart
Nov 16 2012
2.7
5.0
Nov 16 2012
5.0
Version: 2.7
Every function of LiteSwitch 2.7 works in my OSX.8.2, except: After every login or reboot, it is not running until I open its prefpane, then it popups a window saying "Note: In order to enable Apple-Tab, the Dock must first be quit and relaunched. This will cause all minimized windows to be expanded. Do you wish to proceed? No/Yes", then I click "Yes" and the Dock relaunches, and ONLY THEN LiteSwitch works completely — until next startup/login. :(
Tlance
Tlance
Sep 6 2012
2.7
0.0
Sep 6 2012
0.0
Version: 2.7
What a shame we can't contact the developer. Well actually, it's a shame you can't buy it! Once upon a time they did give free serials for LS and MaxMenus. I bought early on. Now under Mountain Lion LS doesn't work until the PreferencePane is opened.
Doug-Engelbart
Doug-Engelbart
Sep 1 2012
2.7
5.0
Sep 1 2012
5.0
Version: 2.7
Works great in OSX.8.1! I'm using it since Jaguar. Simply better than Apple's Switcher because LS can not only switch forward, but also backward (shift) — and hides an app (H), shows one alone (A), quits one (Q) instantly, changes the switcher colors etc.pp. ... I dunno why such usability is still not implemented by Apple itself. Shame.
Cowicide
Cowicide
Mar 23 2012
2.7
0.0
Mar 23 2012
0.0
Version: 2.7
Is this abandonware? The developer's website appears to be gone.
Sequoia1
Sequoia1
Jun 20 2011
2.7
5.0
Jun 20 2011
5.0
Version: 2.7
Currently works on Lion! (10.7 , 11A494a) Yaaa!
Peternsteinmetz
Peternsteinmetz
Apr 6 2011
2.7
0.0
Apr 6 2011
0.0
Version: 2.7
The developer did the same thing previously, disappeared, with no updates or news for 1 or 2 years. Also wasn't paying their taxes. Best avoided -- lots of alternatives, like Switcher Maestro, which is cheaper and supported by a great developer.
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