Issue with Alt-Tab'ing

Discussion in 'macOS' started by readysteadyetc, Sep 17, 2011.

  1. readysteadyetc, Sep 17, 2011
    Last edited: Sep 17, 2011

    readysteadyetc macrumors newbie

    Jul 24, 2009
    Recently my apps stopped switching after being selected through alt-tab, except they only get selected in the menubar. This is very irritating having to use mission control each time I wish to actually switch between programs, so any thoughts on how to get rid of this bug or whatever it is?

    And is there a way to make applications open in certain desktops instead of the one that is currently opened? Having to drag each app every time I open it is also tiresome.
  2. readysteadyetc thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 24, 2009

    Still need to know how to bind apps to certain desktops.
  3. gr8tfly macrumors 603


    Oct 29, 2006
    ~119W 34N
    First - the correct keys are cmd-tab. Hopefully, that's what you meant, as opt-tab (the Windows alt key) doesn't do anything app related.

    To assign an app to a Destop, click and hold or secondary (right) click on the dock icon, then > Options > Assign to. You can select Desktops by number or to "This Desktop".

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