Cycle through windows shortcut gone?

Davmeister

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I used to cycle through windows in previous iterations of Mac OS X using CMD + ~. This no longer works.

Have tried searching in dev forums and here but can't find a fix/similar thread - does anyone else experience this?

Thanks

Tom
 

Tamagotchi

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Working fine for me... (DP5).

Maybe try opening things in Tabs and use control+Tab to cycle through them as an alternative...
 

Davmeister

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Working fine for me... (DP5).

Maybe try opening things in Tabs and use control+Tab to cycle through them as an alternative...
Will update tonight and see. New build today.

Not just safari btw, I mean any app with multiple windows.
 

dianeoforegon

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No still no luck on public beta 3 either - just makes the default 'Funk' noise like an error...weird...
In Finder under Window in the Menu bar, if you select Cycle Through Windows, does that work? If yes, look for a conflict in System Preferences > Shortcuts

Command ` (It's the symbol under the tilde)
 

dyn

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Tested it on my test machine with pb3 and it works without any issues. Do check your shortcuts, might be something wrong there.
 

Davmeister

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In Finder under Window in the Menu bar, if you select Cycle Through Windows, does that work? If yes, look for a conflict in System Preferences > Shortcuts

Command ` (It's the symbol under the tilde)
Thanks - that does work. It must be application specific. Doesn't work in Safari/Mail...will look for conflict in sys pref.
 

Davmeister

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Tested it on my test machine with pb3 and it works without any issues. Do check your shortcuts, might be something wrong there.
In GM there is no option to even do this in Finder now. Can you confirm?
 

cmaldonado

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it's because people at apple is now stup*d. You can still "cycle" through windows ONLY in Finder but not in other applications. You can cycle though by using both hands and more clicks. Before, cmd-` was done with one hand only, now you have to use mission control and then click on the window you like... s*cks!
 

campyguy

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it's because people at apple is now stup*d. You can still "cycle" through windows ONLY in Finder but not in other applications. You can cycle though by using both hands and more clicks. Before, cmd-` was done with one hand only, now you have to use mission control and then click on the window you like... s*cks!
Not on my Macs. Command-` and Command-Shift-` work fine in Firefox, Chrome, Excel, OmniGraffle Pro 5, Word, Opera, Safari, Pages, Fluid, Parallels Desktop, etc. Not sucking here on my 3 Macs...
 

Alrescha

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Agreed. This still works fine system-wide. I would suggest checking keyboard mapping and shortcuts in System Preferences.

A.
 

Davmeister

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Hi guys. Thanks for your input, and no offence but there is some discrepancy here and not sure why.

Cycling windows is NOT GONE in El Capitan. It has just changed to Shift + Command + ,

Command + ` does not work any more. Apples support website itself is in fact wrong in stating this too.

Cheers.
 

MacGizmo

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I use Command + ` with no problem using El Capitan 10.11.5 beta. In fact, that shortcut has never, at any time, NOT worked.
 

dyn

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Hi guys. Thanks for your input, and no offence but there is some discrepancy here and not sure

Cycling windows is NOT GONE in El Capitan. It has just changed to Shift + Command + ,

Command + ` does not work any more. Apples support website itself is in fact wrong in stating this too.
The Apple support site is correct, Apple has never changed the shortcut. The shortcut you posted here does not work at all on my OS X installation (only cmd-` and shift-cmd-` work).

You probably have changed something in the keyboard layout (with some app), added some strange shortcuts in the System Preferences > Keyboard > Shortcuts and/or you are using a completely different keyboard layout than the others here. Thus you need to look for the issue on your system (and your system only).
 

campyguy

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Cycling windows is NOT GONE in El Capitan. It has just changed to Shift + Command + ,

Command + ` does not work any more. Apples support website itself is in fact wrong in stating this too.
Agreed with the above two posts, the command is still present - see my screen shot - and make sure the Keyboard Shortcut for "Move focus to next window" is checked. Rocking 10.11.4, and it's there for you to see...

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