Cycle Through Applications in Mountain Lion

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by ErdnaseMac, Oct 8, 2012.

  1. ErdnaseMac macrumors newbie

    Oct 8, 2012
    I somewhat cannot figure out why I cannot switch open windows in one application. It used to be "Cmd-<" here with Lion, but this now only works in the finder.

    In mail (especially annoying!) it does not do anything (niether does pages, matlab etc.) and I cant find where to rebind the key for this. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated!! :)

  2. needfx, Oct 9, 2012
    Last edited by a moderator: Oct 9, 2012

    needfx macrumors 68040


    Aug 10, 2010
    macrumors apparently
    try using a different key for starters

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  3. ErdnaseMac thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 8, 2012

    Thanks for your response, but I do not quite understand what this has to do with mission control.
    Maybe I could not make the problem clear enough: What I want to do is switching the focus of open windows of one application. For example I have two open documents in pages, one is in the front, the other one somewhere behind other stuff. If I use cmd+tab and switch to pages, only the most recently accessed one is focussed, the other one remains hidden.
    By pressing cmd-< I used to be able to focus on the other one.This does not work with Mountain Lion anymore :(
    The problem is really annoying when working with multiple open windows in one programm (Matlab in my case, I cannot focus on hidden Figures without using Mission control and trying to find the right one in the miniatures...)
  4. Apple Key macrumors 6502a

    Apple Key

    Jan 4, 2012
    Maybe the default shortcut had been changed on your computer. The default is Command-~ (tilde). (which is right above the tab key). You can also cycle in reverse using Shift-Command-~.
  5. decksnap macrumors 68040


    Apr 11, 2003
    What Apple Key said. Much more convenient than what yours was anyway because it's right next to the app switch command.
  6. ErdnaseMac thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 8, 2012
    I am using a german keyboard, the '<' key is just below tab :)
    And the key above tab ('^' for me) does not work and none of the ones I tried does (almost all). Plus I am unable to rebind it as i cant find the shortcut in the preferences...
  7. decksnap macrumors 68040


    Apr 11, 2003
    Sorry... Does that application happen to be Photoshop?
  8. ErdnaseMac thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 8, 2012
    Thank you! That nailed it, mine was also bound to backtick, now it works perfectly. What really bothered me was the fact, that it worked in finder but no other application (finder has this option directly implemented under window -> next window and is by default set to "cmd-<" at least in the german version.
    Problem solved!

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