Is there a config option so maximize widows that are minimized when you select them via cmd+tab?

I understand why this might be not possible, since technically the selection involves the app, not the window. And you might have multiple windows in various states of maximized/minimized. And you don't necessarily want to maximize all minimized windows...

BUT, that said, I often just have one minimized window of an app open, and it would be very useful for it to maximize itself when I select the app with cmd+tab.


  • I don't minimize stuff so it doesn't make sense to me. You are just adding extra work for no reason. You can use hide (command+h) if you really need to get rid of the app for a while. Or else you may use that weird "spaces" feature, which is annoying but maybe useful. Mar 12, 2021 at 0:04
  • Cmd-Tab is an application switcher, not a window switcher. Mar 12, 2021 at 1:42
  • @MateusRibeiro - That 'weird "spaces" feature' is one of the most useful things Apple ever devised. It's just a shame they spoiled it when they added fullscreen. See superuser.com/a/1187552/347380 and apple.stackexchange.com/a/179403/85275
    – Tetsujin
    Mar 12, 2021 at 8:06

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I am not certain that this addresses the problem but still: after you + to desired application then without releasing press (down arrow) or (up arrow). This will display all windows of this application. Those which are minimized are displayed in smaller size. You can navigate to desired window using arrow keys and then press to bring it up.

  • This is pretty awesome. Might be the closest to what I need!
    – pixelearth
    Mar 12, 2021 at 8:35

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