Windows opening in background

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by CBAviator, Jan 4, 2010.

  1. CBAviator macrumors 6502

    Jun 10, 2007
    Hi. I am wondering why some new windows that I open on my MacBook Pro only open BEHIND other active windows. For example, I will click on a link in Apple Mail and the new Safari window opens behind other ones that were already open, so I have to move the already opened-windows to get to the new window that opened when I clicked on the e-mail link...hopefully that makes sense.

    Thanks for any help!

  2. spinnerlys Guest


    Sep 7, 2008
    forlod bygningen
    I don't know why it does it that way, but you can use Exposé (there since 10.3) to select the appropriate window, which should take less time than moving windows hand by hand.
  3. Gregg2 macrumors 603

    May 22, 2008
    Milwaukee, WI
    Yeah, that makes sense. But, you don't have to move the other windows to get to the one that popped up behind them, if they are all from the same application. You can go to the Window Menu and select the hidden one, by its filename, from the list at the bottom and it will come to the front.

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