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) to hide applications from other spaces.

Is this possible in Mavericks or is there a third-party application that provides this? Note, I would prefer the application switcher to remain as it is, just hide the applications only active on other spaces.

  • So to understand you clear - On a certain Space You will make Cmd + Tab Act like a Rotator over the Apps open only on this screen? Is that what you are looking for? If so thats also what i am looking for. Haven't found something usefull yet.
    – konqui
    Mar 11, 2014 at 8:31
  • I was about to recommend Witch, but a quick check reveals that it doesn't seem to have that functionality...
    – Alex
    Mar 11, 2014 at 11:03
  • @Alex are you speaking from experience? because on the fourth screenshot on the store page there is a checbox visible saying "list windows from all spaces" Mar 11, 2014 at 11:32
  • @dennismuys Oh, you are totally right! Yes, I did check Witch's preferences, but I completely missed that option! Sorry... Well, in that case, Witch works for the OP.
    – Alex
    Mar 11, 2014 at 11:58
  • haha no problem, it is easy to miss Mar 11, 2014 at 11:58

2 Answers 2


Windowflow - free for a limited time and gives some options for different spaces and such.

Witch - 12,99 € and has an option that will only show apps in the current space.

WindowSwitcher - 3,59 € and it comes very close to your needs, check it out.

As far as an native solution to your problem: I don't think there is a setting or command that makes the application switcher behave like this.

Definitely check out WindowSwitcher I honestly think it is what you are looking for!

p.s. prices were correct at the time of posting.

  • @mtsr is this what you are looking for? Or am I looking in the wrong direction? Mar 13, 2014 at 8:16
  • Thanks for the answer. I would still be interested in a native solution, but it doesn't seem to be available at the time.
    – mtsr
    Mar 17, 2014 at 15:10

In my application Command-Tab Plus for this function is responsible for this option in the settings

Command-Tab Plus Settings

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