Keyboard shortcut questions - browser tab switching?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by .Logan, Jul 27, 2011.

  1. .Logan macrumors member

    Aug 7, 2010
    Houston, Texas
    My MBP arrived today, and I'm in love! Having always used Windows exclusively before this day I'm still getting the hang out of things:

    1. In windows in a browser if you have tabs CTRL + tab switches between them, how do I do this on the Mac?

    2. When I download software, like Firefox or Flash Player there is still the "installer stub" on the desktop, can I drag those to the trash after I have finished installing them? (application installation is so odd on a Mac).

    3. Is there a quick key command to minimize all applications to show the desktop and key to return it back to normal?

    4. I installed Firefox, but I don't see it in the application folder on the dock... but if I go to Finder --> Applications, it's there?

    All for now! Thanks so much.
  2. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
    1. It is the same in Safari and Mac OS X: CTRL+TAB

    2. Yes, you can eject the mounted disk image (DMG) visible on the Desktop via CMD+E or dragging it to the Trash icon.
    Installing Applications in Mac OS X

    3. System Preferences > Exposé & Spaces / Mission Control >> Active Screen Corners or >> Mouse Buttons

    4. If it is in the actual Applications folder, then it will also show up in the Applications folder shortcut on the Dock.

  3. Knoodles macrumors 6502


    Feb 2, 2003
    Gone to the Beach
    Said before.
    Control+tab moves selection to the right.
    Control+shift+tab moves selection to the left.
  4. snberk103 macrumors 603

    Oct 22, 2007
    An Island in the Salish Sea
    Long time Mac user, and I never knew that tip... Thanks! :)
  5. Nermal Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 7, 2002
    New Zealand
    F11. On the MBP internal keyboard you'll also need to hold Fn or else you'll just reduce the volume.

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