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LiteSwitch X, modifying the Mac OS X window management system

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Even with all the years I’ve been using a Mac, there’s only one thing I like more about Windows than Mac OS X, and I’m sure there’s more than one Apple reader that thinks the same. I’m talking about managing windows and open applications.

LiteSwitch X, modifying the Mac OS X window management system
LiteSwitch X, modifying the Mac OS X window management system

The problem, or Apple’s idea, is that switching between applications should only affect the applications and not the application windows . This idea works very well when you have a lot of applications open but very bad when you have a lot of windows from a single application, a situation that OS X tries to solve with Exposé.

Lite Switch X is an application that allows us to modify this behaviour of the Finder a bit and decide how we want it to work. In total we can choose from four different modes of application exchange, ranging from those known to everyone to some more curious ones such as the single window mode.

Another interesting option of the program is the possibility to use a special list to “exclude” applications that we don’t want to be shown ever or some advanced options of the program’s behavior. It is worth trying it out, since it is not exclusive of the Finder’s default operation.

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