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Switching between applications is easy with CMD + TAB

Switching between tabs is easy with CMD + } or CTL + TAB

Switching between separate windows within an application is easy with CMD + `

However, that last one doesn't seem to work with Google Chrome (Version 27.0.1453.110) on OSX 10.8.4. Is there a keyboard shortcut specific for Chrome to switch between different windows?

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⌘` works for me with the same versions of Chrome and OS X, so it might be something specific to your installation.

You could try temporarily resetting Chrome's preferences or disabling extensions. Or change the shortcut from System Preferences or test if it works on a different account.

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You're right... it does work. The problem is with OSX spaces. If I have two chrome windows open in the same space, CMD + ` switches between those windows. However, if I move chrome, or any other application, to two or more spaces, CMD + ` does not switch between those windows. I'm going to mark this as the answer since it does answer my question. I'll create a new question regarding switching between windows in different spaces. –  Kris Anderson Jun 13 '13 at 21:34
You guys save life time for me!!! it's awesome –  dan zen Sep 28 '14 at 1:48
@KrisAnderson, did you manage to ask that question somewhere? I'm struggling with the same problem. –  Rafał Cieślak Dec 2 '14 at 20:23

@Hugo Chrome allows to set up more users to get more "environments" inside your chrome (bookmarks, opened tabs, session and so forth). it's very useful to split your business and private browsing.

So, ⌘ Cmd-Shift-M is very useful. :)

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Welcome to Ask Different! This does not provide an answer to the question—leave a comment once you have sufficient reputation. –  grgarside May 24 '14 at 11:19

For those using Snow Leopard 10.6.8, these options can be set under the OSX "System Preferences" > Keyboard > "Keyboard Shortcuts" Tab > "Keyboard and Text Input".

Apparently, by default Cmd+` is set to "Move focus to next window in appl...". However, this shortcut doesn't work for me because my keyboard is Japanese, and therefore I need to press Shift to access the `. It turns out that OSX always receives a Shift+Cmd+@. So, what I did was to replace that shortcut with Cmd+@ and now it works.

Hope that helps people having similar issues.

PS: You can use the "Move focus to active or next window", which defaults to Ctrl+F4, Shift+Ctrl+F4 for the previous window.

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Interestingly, the ⌘ Cmd-` shortcut doesn't work for me (Chrome 38.0 on Mac OS X 10.9.50).

But ⌘ Cmd-F1 seems to work instead (and works for other apps too).

Though, again, it doesn't work if the windows are spread across desktops/spaces.

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To switch between users in Chrome, use ⌘ Cmd-Shift-M and then use your arrow keys to select the user you want and hit Enter.

This isn't as fast as a key combination normally is but it is quicker than using the mouse. To see where this key combination comes from see Chrome's support forum.

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Chrome users? What is that? The command doesnt do anything for me –  Hugo Nov 27 '13 at 13:14

I'm using Mavericks and CMD+` does not work for me. However, CMD+. does.

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