Lets assume I selected text in a text field and focused another (in the same application, e.g. Xcode's assistant editor), so the first one is no longer the first responder. The selection will appear gray.

Is there a way to return focus to the first text field without losing the selection?


Either use Cmd/Tab to cycle round to the app, or simpler, click the window's title bar...

  • That will not work if you have multiple text fields as I mentioned and the one that you want to select is currently not in focus. – Erik Aigner Nov 23 '16 at 8:16
  • Then I've no idea what you mean, sorry – Tetsujin Nov 23 '16 at 8:49

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