What are alternative ways to switch between applications?

Cmd+Tab doesn't work for me in some games. For example on steam; "Crusader Kings II", "The Talos Principle".

So i have no ability to switch to another application like Safari when needed unless I quit the game. This is very inconvenient.

I also tried Cmd+ H and Cmd+ Alt +H, they do not work either.

Cmd+ Alt +Esc force quits the game immediately.


Command+Tab doesn't work because the game is running in Full Screen.

In most games you can enable Window Mode within the game's Preferences and / or switch between Window Mode and Full Screen with a shortcut.

As for my experience, doing Command+M tends to do the trick.

  • Cmd+Tab works in most of applications (and games), that run Full Screen. But thank you for the tip.
    – klm123
    Feb 18 '15 at 15:38
  • Cmd+M also doesn't work for me.
    – klm123
    Feb 18 '15 at 15:50
  • @klm123 No luck with the Preferences, either?
    – Thecafremo
    Feb 18 '15 at 16:16
  • Some luck, I can play with borderless window, but menu bar makes it hard. And this is not what I want, since not all application have window mode.
    – klm123
    Feb 18 '15 at 18:08

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