Command + `

Discussion in 'macOS' started by badman89, Aug 17, 2012.

  1. badman89 macrumors regular

    Dec 24, 2011
    cmd + tab is the shortcut to switch applications; cmd + ` is the shortcut to switch windows within a given application.

    Does anybody know how to change the cmd + ` shortcut; I want to reassign a different key combination for this shortcut because the ` key doesn't exist on the German keyboard which I often use.

    Thanks in advance!
  2. ScoobyMcDoo macrumors 65816

    Nov 26, 2007
    Austin, TX
    System preferences->keyboard->keyboard shortcuts
  3. badman89 thread starter macrumors regular

    Dec 24, 2011
    Ok, thanks a lot. I forgot to mention this in my original post - but I'm wondering if it's possible to assign different keyboard shortcuts for different keyboards. Like, can I have one shortcut for the US keyboard and a different shortcut for the German keyboard?

    I keep switching between the keyboards and I would like for the same shortcuts to work in both keyboards.
  4. dusk007 macrumors 68040


    Dec 5, 2009
    In theory it is possible but I don't know how to do it with existing functionality.
    I would know a solution in Windows. That doesn't help though. :(

    I also would like a keyboard layout independent shortcut behavior. But I guess people got used to it the way it is and now nobody dares change it.

    For your problem there is a solution though.
    You use the wrong short cuts.

    Switching between Windows is alt+tab. Which is the same German or US.

    I personally switched to not using either the German or US keyboard layout.
    I made my own mix of both. layout
    I positively hate the German layout for programming yet I still am too used to it. The switching is also annoying so I simple combine the familiar parts of the German with the good parts of the English (mostly punctuation).

    Download the App Ukelele and adjust it to your needs. This more a generally useful thing I found. It won't fix your short cut issues.
    ö,ä,ü are moved to be accessible via alt. That is amazingly easy to deal with, they aren't all that frequent and it frees up space for all those nice Slashes.

    Especially /,\,[,] are awful on the German layout and so easy in the Engl.

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