I'm trying out Raycast app without any prior experience of its kind such as Alfred. To my astonishment, it has a built-in Switch Windows functionality which I can assign a hotkey. I am trying to replace the hotkey for Mac OS' App Switcher with that of Raycast's Window Switcher(CMD+Tab). However, it seems (CMD+Tab) is not an overridable shortcut.

I seriously hate how app switcher works and would love to adopt a more reasonable window switcher without additional applications. Any help will be greatly appreciated.

  • Most apps have a switch window facility - apple.stackexchange.com/questions/193937/…
    – Tetsujin
    Nov 29, 2021 at 16:00
  • Can't you just use a different shortcut and ignore Cmd-Tab?
    – nohillside
    Nov 29, 2021 at 16:13
  • I am used to other hefty commands that utilize Cmd key, so that would be bad.
    – blabidu
    Nov 30, 2021 at 0:58
  • Why there is need for ⌘+⇥? Writing sw then ⏎ (3 keystrokes) takes you to 'Switch Window' command prompt: Filter by application name or window title and from there one can filter any window in any application by text. This ain't anything like macOS built-in graphical window switcher. Nov 30, 2021 at 11:16
  • Hi Aivar, I don't understand your comment... Could you explain the steps one more time please?
    – blabidu
    Nov 30, 2021 at 12:40

1 Answer 1


I would recommend you to try AltTab (https://alt-tab-macos.netlify.app)

But if you made your mind up to use Raycast's Windows Switcher:

            "simple_modifications": [
                    "from": {
                        "key_code": "tab",
                        "modifiers": {
                            "mandatory": [
                    "to": [
                            "key_code": "f13"
  • After saving changes CMD + TAB will equivalent to F13.
  • Go to Raycast's preferences and bind CMD + TAB to Switch Windows

Hotkey on Raycast's Window Switcher

  • Wow I did not know you could have more than one key bind to a custom command. I will definitely try this and savor every moment should it succeed.
    – blabidu
    Jun 1, 2022 at 1:49

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