ALT+TAB Screen - Yuck! Can I change it?


CartmansPiehole

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To each and their own, but I personally think the ALT+TAB screen in Windows 11 is horrid. Is there a way to change its appearance? If so, how?

EDIT: To be specific, I absolutely hate the color scheme used and to a point, the effects of the large tiles. I don't want to revert back to classic looking icons.
 
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To each and their own, but I personally think the ALT+TAB screen in Windows 11 is horrid. Is there a way to change its appearance? If so, how?
 

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My mistake, I should've been clearer. I've updated the OP. Functionally, the ALT+TAB screen behaves the way I'd expect it to, but I just hate the way the color scheme and the tiles on it look. I need a better color scheme for it.
 

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I use the Simple Window Switcher (SWS) feature of ExplorerPatcher for this.
 

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To each and their own, but I personally think the ALT+TAB screen in Windows 11 is horrid. Is there a way to change its appearance? If so, how?

EDIT: To be specific, I absolutely hate the color scheme used and to a point, the effects of the large tiles. I don't want to revert back to classic looking icons.
I've mentioned it before.
It's hard to see which one is selected. All you get is a fine black line around the selected one.
 

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Here's what I get with Alt+Tab on Win11 Pro, it stays visible only as long as hold the Alt key down:
 

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By and large, the Mica effect around the tiles will follow your accent color, to a certain degree.
 

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I've mentioned it before.
It's hard to see which one is selected. All you get is a fine black line around the selected one.
I don't have that problem, using the SWS. It also lets me customize the cosmetics, but more importantly I can make the previews size (and the border size) smaller so more of them can fit in there AND pressing Alt + key above Tab switches between only those specific windows that belong to the program currently active. This alone is reason enough for me to keep using ExplorerPatcher. No longer having to continue to screech 'Yuck!' every five seconds is another. :D
 

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Looks OK here:
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