I've modified the Win8 Alt-Tab task switcher:
* "Desktop" item removed.
* No thumbnails.
Download for Windows 8.1.1 64-bit (AltTab.dll v6.3.9600.17031, 108,032 bytes) ("Windows 8.1 Update")
Download for Windows 8.1 64-bit (AltTab.dll v6.3.9600.16384, 108,032 bytes)
Download for Windows 8 64-bit (AltTab.dll v6.2.9200.16384, 87,552 bytes)
Download for Windows 8 32-bit (AltTab.dll v6.2.9200.16384, 67,584 bytes)
--- Original post:
Is there any way to remove the thumbnails from the Windows Alt-Tab task switcher, and also get rid of the desktop entry?
So far my searches yielded nothing. You can decrease the size of the thumbnails, but beyond a certain point also the program icons start to get smaller. 0 size isn't an option. Surprisingly there are just a few alternate Alt-Tabbers, and none of them have a look I like.
Enabling the classic Windows switcher solves the thumbnails and desktop, but adds multiple extra entries, apparently Metro stuff, that should normally be invisible.
Edited by shae, 13 June 2014 - 10:32 AM.