Is there an alternative/customizer app for cmd+tab that does not show minimized/hidden windows and apps?

Sometimes I have many apps running (Calendar, Mail, Twitter, etc.), but all of them are minimized and my focus is on, say, two apps: my IDE and the browser.

So I want cmd+tab to only show my browser and IDE.

Is there a way to achieve this?

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If you hold command and quickly tap tab you will cycle between your two most recently used applications without bringing up the heads up display.

If you want to use a third party app Witch has options to ignore minimized windows.

  • quick tab tapping won't work for cycling between more than 2 apps. Witch looks good, and can ignore minimized windows, but can't ignore hidden ones. Apr 24, 2012 at 6:49
  • You could also permanently remove applications from view of Command Tab with foggynoggin.com/dockdodger They could be in the dock but wouldn't have an indicator light.
    – ridogi
    Apr 25, 2012 at 0:32

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