The UI element that appears when cmd-tab is keyed in and allows switching between all open applications.

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In OS X Yosemite, how to keep the app switcher (or dock) on my main display?

I believe the app switcher (command + tab) is tied to where the dock "is". The dock is available on both displays, but I believe the last display in which you clicked on the dock is where it actually ...
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Ability to cycle between just a subset of open applications, Cmd+Tab style?

I have a few applications, let's say 4, on Mavericks that I am constantly switching between but I have many more open applications, say 10. When I use Cmd+Tab to cycle, the row of open apps is quite ...
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Why do some windows not appear in the app switcher even when not hidden or minimized?

The OS X app switcher doesn't include certain windows. Example of a window not in the switcher and which I can't alt + tab to: What are the rules for which windows don't show up in the switcher? ...
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application switcher for iPhone with external keyboard

Is there an alternative keyboard shortcut than to doubleclick the home button?
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Is there an app other than Witch that allows windows switching (not app switching) with cmd+tab?

I found the Witch app (http://manytricks.com/witch/). Are there any other solutions?
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What is the keyboard short cut to cycle to a minimized window?

For example, if I have 2 Safari windows open. One is minimized and I have focus on the other one, how do I open the minimized one with out using the mouse? I found ⌘-` activates the next open window ...
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How can I force the application switcher to stop following the dock and instead show on my main display in Mavericks (OS X 10.9)?

I understand the App Switcher follows the Dock. Other answers here confirm as much. However, is it possible via some hidden command-line preference to force the Application Switcher to display on the ...
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Hide Applications from other Spaces in Application Switcher

With System Preferences->Mission Control->"When switching to an application, switch to a Space with open windows for the application" disabled, I would really like the application switcher (cmd+tab) ...
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Apps seem running on the Dock, but not on the App switcher

Some apps are always running on Mac and I can see them on Dock. (For example, iTunes, Evernote, etc.) I've set the option 'reopen windows when logging back in', so the apps automatically runs again ...
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Cmd+Tab breaks “Assign To This Desktop”

Running Mavericks (recently upgraded from Snow Leopard) I have three apps open on three of my 5 desktops -- Safari on desktop 1, TextEdit on 2, and Calendar on 3. I right-click on each icon in the ...
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Alter cmd-tab behaviour on OSX to group Parallels applications?

When running a Parallels virtual machine (i.e. Windows 7), cmd-tab behaves as the Parallels icon showing the list of virtual machines (which can be closed) and a separate icon for each open Windows ...
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Cmd+Tab does not work on hidden or minimized windows

When I want to switch between windows using Cmd+Tab it does not work with hidden or minimized windows. I can see the icons of these windows in the application switcher but choosing them does nothing. ...
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Configure Mavericks Task Switcher to Display on All Monitors?

Using multiple monitors under OS X Mavericks (10.9), the Task Switcher does not always appear on the monitor you're looking at. [Cmd-Tab] How can the Task Switcher be configured to always appear on ...
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Command+Tab misbehaving for apps on multiple monitors

I tend to keep a few Terminal windows open in one monitor, and another Terminal window and Chrome open in another monitor. When I'm using a single monitor, pressing ⌘⇥ remembers which Terminal window ...
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Task Switcher moves to non-primary display on Mavericks

I'm running OS X Mavericks on a computer with two displays that are not mirrored. One of them is configured as the primary display using the menu bar location in Displays System Preference, ...
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How to choose on which display Application Switcher shows?

I always have a lot of applications open at the same time. In order to quickly switch between them, I use CMD+Tab shortcut. In order to switch even faster, I sometimes use CMD+Tab and then select the ...
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How do I fix an app that's stuck in application switcher?

I'm running OS X 10.7.5 "Lion". Three times now, Preview.app has gotten in a state where its icon is visible in the application switcher (⌘+Tab) but it isn't running (doesn't show up in ps ax in the ...
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Remove app preview from iOS 7 multitasking

Using an iPad Mini, I preferred the paged, compact style of the app switcher in iOS 6. In iOS 7 it is replaced by a scrolling interface where I see 4 app-icons at a time at best and have the huge ...
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trying to figure out how to use App Switcher on Lion

I recently bought a used Mighty Mouse, the slightly older kind with a little button on top that scrolls. (could anyone tell me what to call this button?) I set the button to use the App Switcher, ...
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Cmd+Tab not working

We're having this problem with a Mac Pro running OSX 10.8.4 and 6 monitors with dual graphic cards+Triplehead. The ⌘Tab window does not show and it doesn't switch applications. I temporarily solved ...
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Active window changes when clicking inside a window

This is what happens: I switch to an application (app 1) so it is active/in front. When I click inside app 1, another app (app 2) gets focus. It's like I click through app 1. To prevent app 2 to get ...
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Trackpad, mouse will not click. Command+Tab switcher is invisible

I've had this issue come up about four times now on my 15" retina Macbook Pro, running Mac OS X 10.8.4. The trackpad will no longer click — neither right nor left click works. Regardless of whether I ...
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How to switch between different Chrome windows with keyboard shortcuts?

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, ...
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how to get Finder to automatically open a Finder window / or always keep one open?

Let's say I have all my Finder windows closed. I'm in an application, like let's say Google Chrome. I ⌘-tab to the Finder icon to switch to Finder. But it shows me nothing... no windows, because I ...
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How can I open something in Mac with same Application every time

I want to play videos always by VLC or GOM player but when I chose Open with-other-then I chose the App and I check for "always open with" = it does work but not all the movie in same extention will ...
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Is there a faster app switcher than a keyboard shortcut linked to an Automator service?

I want to switch apps faster than cmd-tab so I created an automator task to launch an app and linked to to a keyboard shortcut through the keyboard preferences. While this works okay without any third ...
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Improving Cmd-` app window switching - MRU order and/or preview

Using the Cmd-` shortcut to switch between windows in an application is inefficient for me when there are more than two windows since they are cycled through in a fixed order and there is little ...
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Possible to use Command+Tab to bring up only top Window?

If you switch to an open application in Alfred, it only brings up only the window on top of the windows stack for that application, i.e. only the most recently focused window of that application. Is ...
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Is there a way to split the Cmd-Tab app list onto multiple rows?

Is there an app/program for OS X that will "split" the list of open apps that appears when you hit ⌘-tab into multiple rows? This is the default behaviour for Windows 7 and it's really quite useful ...
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How can I use command+tab to switch between windows of the same app in addition to all the other apps? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Best app to switch between all open windows (alternatives to Witch) I would like to see all the windows, including from the same app, when I switch between them ...
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Stop mouse interfering with Cmd + Tab menu

When pressing cmd + Tab the mouse can steal focus of a program icon. This is frustrating. Is there a setting to make the cmd + Tab ignore the mouse?
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Why are some apps greyed out when Command+Tab'ing through programs?

Sometimes when I switch through programs using the Command+Tab shortcut certain programs appear to be greyed out. I can switch to the program in question with no problems nor is there anything ...
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Is there an alternative to Application Switcher with search?

On Windows, I've been using Switcher and the one feature that I really like is being able to switch to applications by typing in portions of their title. Is there an application for Mac OS X (10.7) ...
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Really switch among all the applications by shortcuts

I am using Mac OS X 10.7.3. ⌘+tab is used to switch among different applications, but sometimes it works, and sometimes it doesn't. I guess it is because some applications are hidden or ...
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Application Switcher is minimizing apps

At some point when I reinstalled Mac OS X Lion, the application switcher started minimizing apps so that when I switch to one all others minimize. This causes problems when working with my ...
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Strange colors in the application switcher (cmd+tab) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Weird display issue on OS X Lion when switching external monitor Recently my application switcher has broken. The colors looks very odd and it doesn't help to kill ...
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Weird display issue on OS X Lion when switching external monitor

I'm using a MBP with a second (external) monitor and since I upgraded from Snow Leopard to Lion, I encountered some display issues that appear in the Application Switcher, and sometimes in the ...
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Lion: Task switcher icons are badly discolored

when I press command-Tab to get the task switcher icons, to let me change the foreground program, I am seeing that after a little while, the icons are badly miscolored. Anybody else seeing this bug? ...
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How do I kill the Application Switcher?

All of the sudden the Application Switcher's graphics breaks: Restart does help, but became a nuisance. How can I kill it? Restart it? UPDATE: Logging off fixed this. UPDATE 2: I came to a ...