Alt + Tab in Mac is super annoying!! HELP

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Apple?, Dec 6, 2008.

  1. Apple? macrumors member

    Aug 7, 2008
    Hi everyone,

    I'm new to a mac, and I was wondering if there was any way to switch the mac "Command+tab" from changing between different applications only to changing between windows (in same application) and aplications. This mac quick is SUPER annoying!!

  2. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus


    Jan 15, 2006
    The Kop
    To switch between the windows of the same application use cmd+~

    Where ~ is the button to the right of the left shift key on my MB.
  3. dubhe macrumors 65816


    May 1, 2007
    Norwich, UK
    you mean the left shift key
  4. Piaget macrumors member

    Oct 30, 2008
    You might want to get a cheap program called Witch which can list all open windows under the applications, as well adding other functionality (like quitting, minimizing programs) under CMD-tab.
  5. vandlism macrumors 6502

    Jun 20, 2007
    Command + ~ (tilda) is the way to key between windows of a certain application. Otherwise, map the corners of your screen to activate Expose. Learn Expose, use it, and you'll become best of friends.
  6. OrangeSVTguy macrumors 601


    Sep 16, 2007
    Northeastern Ohio
    I love the Command Tab shortcuts. Nice Apple uses that keystroke like on a Windows keyboard. You can for instance use the Control Tab keystroke to switch between tabs on your web browser.
  7. Fiveos22 macrumors 65816


    Nov 20, 2003
    I find that the Expose feature for windows within a program is very fast with a multibutton mouse.
  8. erifneerg macrumors member

    Aug 10, 2008
    Witch is nice alt to the default switching tool in mac osx. my main problem w/ it is that it slows down terrifically sometimes and it takes foooreever for it to come up. i use the default mac app switching and then switch the windows w/ cmd + ` using witch.

    Honestly cmd + tab on mac suck terrible and slows me down so much. it's an app switching app not a windows switching app. It's thinks like that kill me w/ a mac. Hard to find soo the right window at once.

    Expose works as mouse gesture (via new macbook or hacked macbook pros) but i can't see myself using it everyday.

    you might also want to check out an app call Fantasktik. this has help me alot knowing all the windows opened quickly.
  9. queshy macrumors 68040


    Apr 2, 2005
    Wow, I've been a Mac user for over 2 years and this is the first time I've seen this short cut. Very useful! Thanks a ton!
  10. winninganthem macrumors 6502a


    Jun 10, 2008

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