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I'm pretty new to macOS and today I tried to find out how to maximize a window as I cycle through them using Command+Tab.

Here I found that I can maximize window just clicking alt before I release cmd.But I'd like to have Windows/Ubuntu like behaviour.

Is there any way to always hold alt key automatically so that any toggled window will be maximized? Is there any way to adjust so through standard macOS settings or through third party software, e.g. such as BetterTouchTool?

  • Do you actually mean maximise, or restore? – Tetsujin Mar 5 '17 at 14:48
  • He wants "alt" to be pressed automatically when releasing the ⌘Tab shortcut, without having to press it himself – Skeleton Bow Mar 5 '17 at 15:31
  • @Tetsujin I'm not sure which word suits better, but here is the scenario: e.g. you work with chrome and then minimize it by cmd+M. I want to be able to switch back using just cmd+tab (not cmd+alt+tab) – Alex Smirnov Mar 5 '17 at 20:57
  • Ah, OK. tbh it's a situation I simply avoid. I have 6 Spaces across 2 screens, so 12 'desktops' in all. I put specific apps in specific places & toggle between them using the Spaces shortcut keys. No minimising or Cmd/Tab required; I just go straight to the Space for the app I need. – Tetsujin Mar 6 '17 at 6:33

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