The Mac OS' (classic) built-in keystroke application switcher is quite pathetic... I always "upgrade" to either GoMac/LiteSwitch or Program Switcher. But here's what I don't get... to my knowledge, the only way to turn *off* the built-in application switcher (which isn't always overridden by using a different one) is to go into the CD Extras folder of a Mac OS CD and run the HyperCard stack in the HyperCard Update folder.<br><br>Seems a little, er, inconvenient? Does anyone know a way to more easily disable the built-in switcher? There's gotta be some AppleScript somewhere...<br><br>
Yeah i would have to say that MacOS Application Switcher is usless....<br><br>I love GoMac's built-in application switcher, having the ability to quit multiple apps. at once is vary nice and i also notice at GoMac is much faster...<br><br><br>I have toyed around with some AppleScripts on this topic once, but have never had any kind of luck, i though i saw somthing along this line once at a apple script site once but i can't remember which one:-( i will keep i eyes open....<br><br>Oni<br><br>this is my signature do you like it?
I thought the App Switcher extension only allows you to tear off the Application menu (the Extensions Manager description for this says the same), not control the keyboard-app-switcher. I think I've tried that before, but I'll give it another whirl.<br><br>I just find it really odd that Apple controls the keyboard switcher with a HyperCard stack, rather than just making it an option in the keyboard control panel or something.<br><br>
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I may have missed it but I did not see all the great 3rd party ways of bypassing the App switcher mentioned above. I use and hack a great variety of applications for my own amusement just to see how big a smartass i am and to learn things from my mistakes so I use (trial a range of things).<br>Thus I have and use ActionGoMac, Extension Strip and DragThing as my main ways of switching apps I use X-Launch and have disabled Appple's Launcher.(note dragthing allows you to switch OS 8.5 command tabbing on and off). Lately I have also trialled TaskMenuBar I find the Extensions strip Process Manager csm much better to use than the Application Switcher. <br>As you may imagine... I NEVER use the application switcher..EXCEPT... and this is an IMPORTANT reason for NOT disabling it. That exception is in Extensions OFF mode.. where NONE of the other things work... only the Application Switcher does. This is a good reason I suppose for the hypercard questions posed here... but then I only suppose... I don't know. <br>The point is that everything has a distinct advantage and style which will appeal more to one use or other but when it boils down to nitty gritty... Apple has already allowed for that.<br><br>..
#1040 - 06/02/0105:28 PMRe: my 2 cents on Application Switching...
Hm, ok, well, if its in a HC stack then its executable code. It'd be an XCMD or XFCN. I love messing with HyperCard, so I'll grab that stack, mess with it, and see if I can make it into a little app of its own (the thing that turns this off).<br><br>Why? Why not...<br><br>Cipher13<br><br>
If you turn off the "command-tab" feature via "a program that I can email you" it writes to the "System Preferences" file. Email me, and I will give you what you need!! If you trash your "System Preferences" and you HAD your command-tab off, then it will be back on (go ahead, try it!!)<br><br>-- John Bailey (Bdog)
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