Switching to windows by title on Windows?
February 10, 2011 6:49 AM   Subscribe

I want to switch to windows by title on Windows.

So, I'm a long-time Linux user who recently started working in a Windows environment. I use ion3 as my Linux window manager, and it has a very useful feature where I press Alt+G, type some text and hit return to cause it to switch to the window with the specified title if unique or display completions otherwise. So, when I want to go to the Chrome window, I usually just do Alt+G,chr, and it pops up.

I currently have 29 windows open on my Windows desktop and switching around in them via taskbar clicking or Alt/Win-Tab feels way too cumbersome, is there a better way to do this? For starting applications, any of the million Quicksilver clones out there seem to do it, but I haven't found one to do it for the management of already running programs so far.

Ideally, it should work on both Windows XP and Windows 7.
posted by themel to Computers & Internet (4 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
Switcher 2.0 might do the trick.
posted by samsara at 7:48 AM on February 10, 2011

(oops scrap that, it requires aero...but does do title searching)
posted by samsara at 8:01 AM on February 10, 2011

Best answer: iSwitchw is an AutoHotkey script which does this.
posted by seikleja at 8:24 AM on February 10, 2011 [1 favorite]

Response by poster: Thanks, exactly what I was looking for. I guess it was time that I finally got around to installing AHK after these many years.
posted by themel at 5:32 AM on February 16, 2011

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