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I use a lot of different spaces for my fullscreen applications to get me focus on the different tasks I have to do. For example, I have a space with my mail app, subversion app, safari and so on.

To switch between my active apps I use + tab all the time. Even though the icon of my fullscreen apps appears when tabbing and the menubar getting active, I don't see the app. Only when I go to Mission Control and click the app it will switch to the fullscreen window.

Is there a setting or a shortcut to achieve this without using the mouse?

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ctrl + cursor keys

Can be changed in system preferences -> Keyboard -> Shortcuts -> Mission Control

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is there a way to jump directly to a full screen app when you have more than one? Similar to switching tabs on Chrome using using command+[number]? – syclee Jun 15 '15 at 3:23
    
You can use the regular application switcher (cmd + tab) – Kevin Grabher Jun 15 '15 at 5:37

yes, there is. Activated System Preferences -> Mission Control -> When switch to an application, switch to space…

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This setting is already activated, so unfortunately not a solution for this/my problem – MysticEarth Nov 12 '13 at 10:02
    
Did you turn it on and off again? ;) This works, the only exception is Finder! – Sebastian Semmler Dec 9 '13 at 13:34
    
Does not work for me either in a specific app (Project Zomboid, works fine elsewhere. – Fabien Snauwaert Mar 8 '15 at 16:22
    
Works like a charm! – BalinKingOfMoria Feb 2 at 17:07

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