Option-tab no longer working

Discussion in 'macOS' started by eallen, May 21, 2010.

  1. eallen macrumors newbie

    May 21, 2010
    This morning, On my Macbook Pro, I was able to use the option-tab shortcut to cycle through windows within an application. This afternoon, when I do the same keystroke, I just get a tab character. Or I cycle through the links on a website.
    The option key is working, as I can use other keyboard shortcuts. I even plugged in an external keyboard and it is responding to the option key. But the shortcut option-tab appears to no longer be working.
    I have the fear that I accidentally pressed some weird key combination without realizing it that remaps the key for accessibility purposes. I've looked around the system preferences and I can't see anything that would reassign the combo.
    Does anyone have an idea of what happened?
  2. eallen thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 21, 2010
    Okay, ignore me. Apparently I am easily confused. For some reason I thought option-tab was supposed to cycle windows. In actuality it is Command-~ that does that.
    Sorry for wasting your time.

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