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When I press Cmd + Tab in OS X (e.g. Catalina) I can access what I believe Apple calls "the application switcher".

  • Is there an entry for this shortcut in the System Preferences → Keyboard → Shortcuts menu ? (screenshot below). If so, under what name?

  • What about the shortcuts to actually go left / right (i.e. choose different applications) within the application switcher?

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    What are you actually trying to do, change the shortcuts or learn what they all are?
    – Tetsujin
    Dec 2 '19 at 17:39
  • Thanks @Tetsujin - I'm legitimately interested in knowing if they are defined in that menu, or where they may be - but yes, separately, I'm thinking of changing the shortcuts to actually navigate the apps (Cmd + Tab and Cmd + Shift + Tab) without changing the shortcut to actually open the menu in first place (Cmd + Tab). Dec 2 '19 at 17:48
  • This CNET article has some additional info on the application switcher.
    – IconDaemon
    Dec 2 '19 at 19:07
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    I doubt you'll be able to change them. They're not in the shortcuts list & they don't have menu equivalents. They're global commands that I imagine you'd need to dig pretty deep into the OS to be able to override.
    – Tetsujin
    Dec 3 '19 at 16:34
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  • What about the shortcuts to actually go left / right (i.e. choose different applications) within the application switcher?

Release the Command+Tab keys when the highlight is on a selected app to switch to that highlighted app or with the Command key still pressed:

  • tab – move selection to the right in the app list
  • ` – move selection to the left
  • h – hide the selected application
  • q – quit the selected application
  • mouse scrollwheel – move the selection back and forth
  • left arrow – move selection to the left
  • right arrow – move selection to the right
  • up arrow – enter expose (Mission Control) within the selected application
  • down arrow – enter expose (Mission Control) within the selected application

Source: http://osxdaily.com/2009/11/17/secrets-of-the-command-tab-mac-application-switcher/

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