While on OS X 10.9 it works nice to switch windows of all apps (not produced by apple) I am using in my work like Google Chrome, SublimeText, iTerm from keyboard using:

cmd ⌘ + `

On OS X 10.10 it works only with apple apps ;(

Is there something changed, what third-party applications developers should change, or is some other keyboard shortcut to get this working as it should?

UPDATE: - I restored all keyboard settings to default, and things started working as expected.

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Make sure that this one checkbox is checked:

  • Cmd + ~ is still working in Yosemite to switch windows in non-Apple apps for me. – tubedogg Nov 15 '14 at 23:39
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    The key combination is cmd - ` rather than cmd - ~. Perhaps on your keyboard these symbols are not on the same key? – amergin Nov 15 '14 at 23:43
  • @amergin Indeed my mistake, I meant of course ` and not ~. But this still does not work for me on non-apple apps ;( – andilabs Nov 15 '14 at 23:49
  • This does not work for me. Which keyboard layout are you using? – d-b Jan 15 '15 at 7:41
  • EDIT It actually works but I had to press ⌘⇧ and the key next to backspace on my Swedish keyboard. Without ⇧ I get the ´ acute accent, not ` grave accent (or "backtick" as illiterates call it). – d-b Jan 15 '15 at 7:52

It seems not to work in full screen mode of apps. Switching to normal mode everything works fine.

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Go to system preferences/keyboard/shortcuts/keyboard and then check box to the left of "Move focus to next window' [command `]

Before I checked box, there was no keyboard shortcut to cycle between open windows or tabs on Chrome, Safari, and Firefox.

After checking box, command` cycles between open windows/tabs in all browsers

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  • Thank you! Mine was mapped to ⌘ F1 and I never set it to that. It must be something to do with region settings. Japanese region settings here on a US keyboard. (And previously used a Japanese keyboard) – Mentalist Apr 24 '17 at 6:07

I've bought a Macbook Pro with german keyboard a couple of weeks ago. It came with Yosemite installed, I was looking for the same shortcut, I found that Cmd + < does the trick.

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  • That seems to open settings on mine (standard keyboard) – Ankur Jul 8 '15 at 17:11

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