Awesome shortcut I just found

Discussion in 'macOS' started by JimmyB248, Nov 25, 2006.

  1. JimmyB248 macrumors regular

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    Ok so when my windows friends use Macs, they love them. In the past 6 months I have pursuaded 7 of my friends to buy Macs, along with my Mum, Brother and workmate. The most common complaints that come up though, are MSN (hotmail is used by absolutely everybody here my age, most people don't even reliase that you can IM through other things like AOL or Skype), and also one of those small things that I actually agree with is the ability to switch between windows within apps. Alt tab in windows allows you to switch between all windows whereas command tab in Mac only takes you through apps.

    But ha! I found this by accident when trying to scroll through tabs in Safari.

    Press Command+That squiggly line key to the right of the shift key. Ta da! Switching through windows!
     
  2. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Hehehehe, this is a fun thread. Congratulations on your find. :)
     
  3. todd2000 macrumors 68000

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    That "squiggly line key" would be a Tilda, and it's nowhere near the Shift key LOL :)

    Nice find though, I've been looking for a way to do that for a while
     
  4. Scottyk9 macrumors 6502a

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    nice, although with multiple windows I like F10
     
  5. cbetta macrumors regular

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    On a MacBook it IS next to the left shift key.
     
  6. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    I don't think it's a MacBook vs. non-MacBook thing... it depends on the country / localization... or perhaps localisation for you. ;) On the US KBs it is underneath the Escape key in the upper left, MacBook or no.
     
  7. todd2000 macrumors 68000

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    Yeah well Didn't think about that, I just woke up what do you expect :)
     
  8. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    ...and it's tilde, not tilda. Just to rub it in. :D
     
  9. skunk macrumors G4

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    As in Waltzing Matilde.
     
  10. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Thus leading to the short-lived MacBook campaign: MacBook, it's not your Aunt Hilda's computer! :D The campaign was subsequently eaten alive by wildabeasts. :)
     
  11. freebooter macrumors 65816

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    Nice tip.

    Being a "mouser" more than a keyboarder, though, I just use a hot corner for the F10 thing and then click the window I want. I can access any window very quickly.
     
  12. RadarLove macrumors newbie

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    Nice find! I was missing that as well. Sometimes it's just faster than F10 + click on the window you want.
     

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