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Whenever an app icon is selected in app switcher (triggered by alt+tab) its window does not show in macOS Catalina if the app is on a different workspace. When the icon is selected, nothing happens and I have to move to click control+left to switch to it. This issue doesn't happen for all apps, just for ones which are on different workspace. The app is on a different workspace because it's in full-screen mode. If minimized or maximized, selecting it in alt+tab shows it.

How to disable:

  • moving to different workspace when app window is in-full screen (or better to disable workspaces and desktops at all)
  • configuration which doesn't show the app window when it's selected in task switcher (alt+tab)

I've gone over settings and various articles, but couldn't find relevant configurations.

Off topic: This feature or bug seem to be extremely irritating for fast developer work as these basic features of window management work in Windows and Linux in intuitive and simple way...

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    Do you mean maximised or do you mean fullscreen - there's a distinct difference. – Tetsujin Dec 31 '20 at 15:36
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    yes, it was full screen. When it's maximized the issue is gone, thanks a lot! edited my answer, i still want to disable all these defaults... they slow down fluent work.... – rok Dec 31 '20 at 15:38
  • tbh, I've avoided fullscreen since it was introduced. It's nothing but a disturbance to any workflow imo. Couple of links to examples of my own preferred workflow, which even gets rid of any reliance on Cmd/Tab & goes directly to the app you want - apple.stackexchange.com/questions/179376/… and superuser.com/questions/1187532/… – Tetsujin Dec 31 '20 at 15:47
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    i'll go over them. you helped me greatly! – rok Dec 31 '20 at 15:52
  • Most welcome :) I'm not certain your question can be answered more directly, but leave it open here in case others may find it in future & either provide a good solution themselves or follow through to my 'left field' alternative. – Tetsujin Dec 31 '20 at 17:12

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