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LiteSwitch X 2.7 b2 adds Exposé functions, fixes bugs

9 August 2010 2,528 views One Comment

There’s is plenty of software out there claims it, but this handy little bit of code is actually the best keyboard application switcher on the planet. It does application switching even better than Apple’s built-in switcher and now it brings some new functionality to the table.

LiteSwitch X 2.7 b2 is an important update of the best app switcher available on the fairer platform. Here’s the new stuff in this release:

• Added Exposé for app windows. In the app switcher, press the up or down arrow keys to activate Exposé for that app. Once inside Exposé you can choose to select a window or press the tab key to view the next app’s windows. The up and down arrows used to bring up the app’s contextual menu. The key “m” still does so.

• Now pressing the number “1” in the switcher window selects the Finder (or Path Finder if running)
— Enabled the ability to mark the Finder to quit via pressing ‘q’. The Finder can then be relaunched from the Dock if desired.
— When the switching key is held down, LiteSwitch will now stop at the last app on the list until the key is pressed again.

• Larger, prettier icons display when pressing Command + Tab

• The preference pane loads in 64-bit on 10.6

• Pressing command-escape while using LiteSwitch hides the switcher and no longer triggers a system shortcut that uses the same key combo (OS X default is to show Front Row)

• App selection by holding down keys now stops at the end of the list
— Added option to switcher window’s contextual menu to enable/disable display of background apps
— Up and down arrow keys are now an alternate way to show application contextual menus
— Mac OS X 10.5 is now the minimum requirement
— Misc fixes

Get your very own copy of LiteSwitch X 2.7 b2 here.

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