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LiteSwitch X 2.8b1 Goes Mavericks, Drops Registration

16 July 2013 1,575 views 2 Comments

Do you remember LiteSwitch X? It's still around and developer Ammon Skidmore has just updated LiteSwitch X for OS X 10.9 Mavericks…

Do you remember Extensions Strip for Classic? How about LiteSwitch X? Both are still around and developer Ammon Skidmore has just updated LiteSwitch X for OS X 10.9 Mavericks and set this handy app switcher free.

LiteSwitch X concept is pretty simple. Among other things, it allows you to exclude cursor interaction when using Command + Tab to switch apps. Also, you can move backwards through apps by pressing Command + Shift.

That said, LiteSwitch X 2.8b1 (download) is now available and it addresses incompatibility issues with OS X 10.9 Mavericks. Additionally, it’s now free — gone is the need to register.

For what it’s worth, developer and erstwhile Proteron LLC honcho Ammon Skidmore reports on his Google+ page that he is now employed at Apple.

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  • Steen said:

    Hey. So nice to find out you are still here with a new version for Maverick. I guess I have been using LiteSwitch X for about ten years now, and cannot live without.
    However I have a problem how to installed this new one, any guidance you can.

  • Will Thomson said:


    Don’t know if this question has been answered elsewhere but basically this is what I did:-

    (running Mavericks 10.9.5)

    1) Download the zip file.
    2) Double-click the file to decompress it – it will produce the bare LiteSwitch X pref pane (“LiteSwitch X.prefPane”) i.e. there is NO installer at this point.
    3) Now simply double-click the pref pane file and a dialogue will appear asking if you want to install it for the current user or all users. Select the option you want and it will then install itself in your System Preferences (in the bottom row of icons).

    That’s it! All working fine so far on 10.9.5 although I haven’t tried every facility it offers.

    Like you I couldn’t live without it, in particular, the single application mode. I’ve already used it for years on several of my older Macs and am really pleased the developer has updated it for Mavericks. Plus it’s free this time! (although I’d be only to willing to pay)



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