For keyboard oriented people ALT + TAB is still an unhappy solution when you have tons of windows open, even more when the windows are on multiple desktops.
Today, the fastest way to move around is with instant search.
As a developer, you can use a code completion tool or search for file or a relevant code instantly in a modern IDE with a single shortcut showing results instantly like this:
If you want to search for an opened tab in chrome, you use omnibar, or vimium like this:
If you are looking for files on PC, you can use Everything search and it shows files that match your wording instantly:
Navigation with filtering by typing the parts of the name are just the fastest. What I would like to have is a similar search bar to navigate between opened windows, to avoid alt-tabbing like crazy and wasting time searching for the right window on the right desktop. There has got to be something like that out there, but I do not even know what keywords to use to look for it.
I would expect to look inside the title of the window + the name of the software. Typing chrome would open a chrome window. Typing hip would sugges hipchat. If the software could read names of tabs inside of the softs would be an amazing plus, but it need not be. (e.g. tabs of chrome, sublime, notepad++, jabber chat tabs, hipchat tabs...)
Any suggestions are welcome.