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Cool [APP] QuickSwitch (App Switcher) - ALT-TAB behaviour

What is QuickSwitch?

It's an app I developed to mimic ALT-TAB behaviour.
More info at http://bit.ly/quickswitch


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I am a proud Desire Z owner and have to say the Vision is amazing with its keyboard. One thing I still hate about day to day tasks is switching between Google Talk and MSN apps. I hate reaching up to the notification bar from the keyboard.

So I wrote an app to solve this problem. I call it QuickSwitch.

By taking advantage of the quick keys on the keyboard, I wrote an app that basically launches other apps. It's configurable which apps you want favourit-ed and how many running apps to show. I also made it mimic alt-tab function by pressing Quick key 1 and comma. This would switch back and forth between apps very quickly.

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If you like QuickSwitch, You can send me a donation to my Paypal http://bit.ly/quickswitch-donate-paypal or through the Android Market and search for "QuickSwitch (Donate Only)". The donate version does not add any functionality.

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If you want to provide any comments and/or feedback, please post in this thread. New feature requests can be submitted at http://bit.ly/quickswitch-request.

If you could, please add comments and ratings on Market as it can encourage me to develop better stuff!

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nice idea, but if your just using it to switch between gtalk and msn why don't you just install ebuddy and run both together?
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its configuable to switch between any app.
 
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i like the ability to make the quick keys function like alt and tab. im downloading it right now, will come back with comments

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i think i misunderstood, can this make the quick keys function as alt or shift? i hate the placement of they keys and i hate the quick keys theyre pointless, i like better the keyboard layout on the merge
is there anyway to assign the quick keys the alt or tab function?

aside from that though, its pretty cool app and its fast too. good job
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do you mean using TAB to switch versus comma and period key? I can look into making that possible. did I understand you correctly?
 
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so it kinda mimics what happens when you hold the home key?
 
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yes. there's recent running apps as well as favorite apps. its makes toggling apps a lot easier.
 
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no i meant more like a keyboard remapping. i want the two center quick keys to act as either alt or shift
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Very cool app! Thanks!!
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would this only work on the g2 or would it work on the epic 4g or the droid

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