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Program Switcher

Program Switcher is essentially a highly specialized macro action that enables you to launch, switch, hide, and quit applications. By triggering the macro, Program Switcher enables you to switch between all running applications. Once the switching window appears, you may select the application to activate, and Program Switcher will take you to it.

The Program Switcher action lets you choose from three themes (vertical list, horizontal icons, or icon grid), icon size, and the sort order.

You can also choose to hide other applications when switching (Keyboard Maestro also has a preference in the Preferences window pane to always hide other applications when switching).

You can select various applications to always be displayed, even if they are not currently running, perfect for launching frequently used applications. In the Preferences window pane, you can configure various applications to never be displayed.

While the Program Switcher window is displayed, you can perform various actions:

Program Switcher Window

By default, Keyboard Maestro creates a Program Switcher macro in the “Switcher Group” Macro Group, triggered by option-Tab. You can disable this Macro by selecting it in the Macros window pane and clicking the button.

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