I'm looking for a 'Bring all to back' command.

In fact, I'm using Magnet and I have many superposed windows, and I would like to put the front window A to back in order to see the window B just below the window A.

Actually, I'm using Mission Control (http://imgur.com/Or1bi5e) to select the window B but I'm sure that is not the fastest way and I would like to create a Keyboard Shortcut to put the window A to back.

Any help will be much appreciated.


I can resumed by: "How to put a window back of the screen" instead of the feature "Bring to front"

Edit 2:

Screen aspect:

[Back A B C D E F G Front]

Screen content:

  • [] is screen
  • A B C D E F G are windows
  • A & C are from Finder
  • B D F are from Safari
  • E is from Notes
  • G is from Reminder


  1. G is active
  2. Put G to back
  3. Get F on front


If I put successively G F E D C B A to back I will retrieve G on front

  • Are windows A and B of the same app or different apps? – user3439894 Nov 23 '16 at 11:28
  • @user3439894 different ;) – StrawHara Nov 23 '16 at 13:11
  • Is there a reason you cannot use the default command-tab keyboard shortcut to toggle to the next app? – user3439894 Nov 23 '16 at 13:27
  • This is an extremely poor question! The simple answer to your A-B question is either cmd-tab (inter-app) or e.g. in the Finder cmd-~/cmd-< (intra-app - the shortcut depends on the keyboard layout and the app). But your question suggests ("I have many superposed windows,...") that app1 - appY have open windows windowA - windowX. – klanomath Nov 23 '16 at 15:28
  • @klanomath Look at my scnd edit... I can't provide a better explanation – StrawHara Nov 23 '16 at 16:00

macOS is not Windows!. There is no universal shortcut which sends window A to the back and window C to the front assuming window A (front) and B (back) belong to app1 and window C (front) and D (back) belong to app2 to get the window sequence C - A - B - D finally. macOS' window management always "groups" windows of the same app and you will get the following sequence C - D - A - B (in this case executing cmdtab).


I will assume that you want to bring forward the next window of a specific application that is currently open.


  • Three Finder windows are open in the same space
  • Each Finder window is not minimized

Go to System Preferences > Keyboard > Shortcuts > Keyboard > "Move focus to next window". Click the Shortcut displayed to the right. Enter your Keyboard shortcut.

Now you can press your shortcut to cycle through your application's windows.

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    That's working if windows are from the same application. Here, windows A and B are from different applications and B isn't on top of the screen but below A one. However, it's a good shortcut, tx :) – StrawHara Nov 23 '16 at 13:16
  • What about using CMD + Tab instead of Mission Control? – oa- Nov 23 '16 at 13:20
  • CMD + Tab will open the last used app's window. But I want the one below. Btw I supposed that if you can bring to front, there is a way to bring it back – StrawHara Nov 23 '16 at 13:28
  • @MrMojoRisin Pressing command-tab once brings the previously active app forward which should be the app window under the current app's windows. You might need to edit your question providing a better explanation and example of what you actually want then if this isn't it. – user3439894 Nov 23 '16 at 13:33
  • @user3439894 I can resumed by: "How to put a window back of the screen" instead of the feature "Bring to front" – StrawHara Nov 23 '16 at 13:37

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