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So, I used to be able to cycle through apps back and forth by holding cmd+tab while pressing left/right arrow keys. I can't now that I've done a fresh install of Sierra. What happens now is when I press the arrow keys, the next or previous program opens up. I can't cycle anymore. Only tab does that now, and just in one direction.

I tried searching the net, hoping that there's just something in the preferences that I missed, but nothing close to it comes out. Help?

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    In reference to tab only going one direction, you can shift-tab whilst holding cmd to go left – grg Oct 5 '17 at 13:25
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    Additionally, you can go left by pressing the back-tick (`) key while still holding the command key after pressing command+tab. – AJ. Oct 5 '17 at 13:31
  • @grgarside Thanks for the shift-tab! It feels quite uncomfortable, but at least it's an alternative. – Helixfate Oct 6 '17 at 3:52
  • @AJ. Thanks for this too! Unfortunately though, it also works like the left arrow key now. Once I press it, it opens up the previous window and doesn't let me cycle through in an opposite direction. – Helixfate Oct 6 '17 at 3:55
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You can cycle through open applications by holding the cmd key and tapping (but not holding) the tab key.

As long as cmd remains depressed you can use the arrow keys to cycle through open applications.

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