Widnows-like cmd+tab function hack?

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  1. cudo macrumors regular

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    hi there,

    I once performed a hack which enabled windows-like function of cmd+tab but I have just reinstalled my OS and I dont remember what it was. It was not an additional app it was just hack. it would let me witch between all open app and files within the same app e.g pages docs if say there were 4 of them open.

    Any idea what was the hack ?

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  2. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

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    There isn't a need for one. Command+` (the backtick key, located just below Escape on a Mac keyboard) allows switching between different windows of the same app. No hacks required.
     
  3. cudo thread starter macrumors regular

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    Actually there is need for one hack like this. I do not want to be able to switch only between open windows of one app but of all app and their windows. Say I got 4 pages windows and 3 xcode projects and I want to be able to switch between them all as I used to do with the hack in question.

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  4. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

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    Actually, you can combine Command-Tab and Command-` to do this nicely. First, select the app you want with Command-Tab. Then, the window with Command-`.
     
  5. cudo thread starter macrumors regular

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    cmd+' dosnt work for me plus dont you think it a bit problematic ?
     
  6. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

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    Are you sure you're using the right key? It's the backtick key (`), NOT the single quote character ('). I don't find it problematic to use at all. Works really well. Heck, you can even hold Command after Command-Tabbing to an application, then press Q to quit it. Neat, huh? Just tried doing this with TextEdit. Opened a bunch of windows, pressed Command-Tab to switch to Finder, pressed Command-Tab again to switch back to TextEdit, pressed Command-` to toggle between the 3 TextEdit windows I had open, then quit TextEdit via the Command-Tab mechanism I just mentioned.
     
  7. AdeFowler macrumors 68020

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    On my Leopard system, Command + ` (~) goes backwards through the app switcher. Releasing the keys then doing Command + ~ does indeed switch windows but I don't think that's what the OP wants. Not sure whether it's changed in SL.
     
  8. cudo thread starter macrumors regular

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    oki. I have to admit it does work for me now but still it is not what I had in mind when started the thread. Cmd+tab is better then cmd+tab and then cmd+` plus the position of ur fingers is somehow awkward. cmd+tab hack is still better solution. I guess I found it on usingmac.com but there is no forum to ask.

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  9. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    If you buy a program like Witch you can cycle between all open windows in all apps.
     
  10. cudo thread starter macrumors regular

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    oh yes! thank you so much. long awaited solution. now just one more thing how to map cmd+tab to work with witch. I remember the initial article I am after explained that. Any idea ?
     

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