I'm losing my mind. I know that Command + ` is supposed to allow me to switch between Safari windows on my Mac, but it does nothing. Actually, it does nothing no matter what apps I'm using. Is there a way to set this if it isn't set yet? I went into settings to add it but it's already there. See below.

Note that I'm new to Macs and also a techno-dope. So please, if you can help, speak simply. System Preferences > Keyboard

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    See apple.stackexchange.com/questions/193937/… - basically it only works if your windows are in the same Space & not fullscreen.
    – Tetsujin
    Jul 18, 2022 at 16:38
  • Also you can always look at the action in the menu bar to determine the actual keyboard shortcut. For example it's possible you configured a custom one for safari in "app shortcuts" (left nav in your screenshot) - the custom one would display in menu bar.
    – JBallin
    Jul 18, 2022 at 17:04

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Which keyboard layout are you using? I was having the same issue where Cmd+` wouldn't switch Safari windows. My workaround was Cmd+Shft+`. After a bit more research the root cause tuned out to be using the US International keyboard layout. Switching to the US layout 'solved' it for me.

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