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When I switch to an application using ⌘ + tab, all the open windows for that application are brought forward (usually covering other windows in other apps that I want to see). I would like only the active/selected window for that application brought forward. Is there a way to accomplish this?

I would be happy to change this globally, as the existing behavior drives me batty.

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Apple's solution, like it or not, is to use Exposé or Mission Control (Lion) to switch between windows. ⌘ + tab is considered an application switcher.

There are third party solutions to change this behavior, but I don't have experience with them. There is some discussion about these solutions on this Super User question.

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Well, this nails it (sigh). I wish Mission Control were easier to navigate quickly (<= 2 keystrokes). Thanks for the pointers to the third party options; I'll check them out. – Josh Bleecher Snyder Feb 16 '12 at 0:36

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