HyperSwitch not working with Mojave, ideas for replacement?

It’s a remarkable piece of UX improvement and for me the most important parts are:

  • Preview of the Application windows

  • Also: preview of Same-Application Windows

  • Change of behavior when using “CMD-~ – pause – CMD-~”: it will too oscillate between windows within an app (just like CMD-Tab does)

  • Switching to a minimized App un-minimizes it (omg, what a pain not to have this 😞)

This whole thing is so essential that I’m currently loathing every day I start with because it doesn’t work anymore (and there’s no update yet).

I tried already to contact the author but haven’t received a response yet. I would happily throw $$$ around for it, but it’s just delivered as free software.

There are so many alternatives that I even don’t know where to start. But most of them a) work differently or do things differently or b) do so much things/bloated/etc.


Changing the appearance didn’t fix it for me, but I got it working by removing and re-granting Accessibility access:

  • Closing hyperswitch (very important otherwise it freezes your machine and you have to reboot)

  • System Preferences -> Security & Privacy -> Privacy -> Accessibility -> Unlock -> Click Hyperswitch -> Click the - button to remove it.

  • Then restart Hyperswitch, it should ask for accessibility permissions again

  • Grant it permissions by ticking the box in Accessibility


HyperSwitch Makes Task-Switching Faster

HyperSwitch  developed independently and offered for free (as of today) by Christian Baumgart, it does exactly what I needed — it replaces the built-in Command + Tab app-switching shortcut with its own implementation of a beautiful window-switching interface that even includes high-quality preview thumbnails!

OS X: When you press Cmd+Tab on your , by default you see large icons for each running application, and you can tab over to select one and switch to that app. It’s fast, but in Windows you can see actual previews of each window, so you can go right to the window you want. HyperSwitch brings that same functionality to OS X.

HyperSwitch is in beta, but it does something that a lot of people have wished OS X did by default for years. If I have three or four browser windows open and I switch to another app, when I Cmd+Tab back, I can just choose to bring the browser back to the front I can’t choose which window I want to work in. HyperSwitch fixes all of that, and it’s free. You can choose to see app icons, and the window previews only show when you highlight one of the apps (and you can arrow-down to select the window you want) or you can tell it to show you individual windows all the time.

The app is a little familiar to previously mentioned HyperDock, but it’s a little more keyboard-friendly (and it’s by the same developer). While it’s in beta, HyperSwitch is free. You can grab it at the link below.

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