Window Switching Problem with Applications

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by ahok, Jan 10, 2012.

  1. ahok, Jan 10, 2012
    Last edited: Jan 10, 2012

    ahok macrumors newbie

    Jan 10, 2012
    Hi everyone,

    I'm having a problem and I haven't been able to find anything similar.
    When I click on the Dock icon to open an application, the application opens. The problem is, its windows don't come to the front. When I cmd-tab, it is the last application in the list. So, if I'm browsing in Chrome and I click the System Prefs icon, no window immediately pops up. I have to use cmd-tab or Expose to navigate to it (or minimize my current window).

    Anyone know how to fix this?

    P.S. I'm running OS 10.6.8 on a MacBook Pro, if it helps


    I restarted and it was fixed. Never mind! :/
  2. nDarkness macrumors newbie

    Jan 10, 2012
    Are you sure the application isn't already open? For instance, if you press cmd+w or the red x you will close the window not the application in most cases. You will have to use cmd+q to close the application. Check the open apps by holding cmd and pressing tab to cycle through. If the app is open, select it and press cmd+n to open a new window.

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