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When pressing cmd + Tab the mouse can steal focus of a program icon. This is frustrating.

Is there a setting to make the cmd + Tab ignore the mouse?

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    Proving negatives is difficult ;)
    – MattiSG
    Sep 18, 2012 at 15:23
  • It only takes focus when the cursor moves. Do you want to move your cursor while switching programs? Also, there is no setting I know of which can disable this behaviour, though there may be third party solutions.
    – duci9y
    Sep 18, 2012 at 15:59
  • @duci9y I only ask because I use cmd + tab all the time, and it's annoying me. As a web developer I might start to switch apps before an action has completed holding cmd until it does, then press cmd + r in a browser, during that time the mouse has moved my focus. Sep 18, 2012 at 16:21
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    @duci9y Yes the mouse is moving, I'm not reporting a bug, I'm asking if it is possible to Stop mouse interfering with Cmd + Tab menu. I am looking for suggestions for 3rd party plugin's or settings to change that are not in system preferences Sep 19, 2012 at 7:33
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    Then no, there isn’t.
    – duci9y
    Sep 19, 2012 at 8:05

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Keyboard Maestro provides an Activate Application Switcher action that you can map to cmd + tab in a macro to replace the OS X application switcher.

Within the Activate Application Switcher action there is an option Enable mouse rollover selection that is on by default but can be disabled. This won't be a seamless replacement to the OS X application switcher but it's something to try and see if you like it.

Example Keyboard Maestro macro to replace the OS X application switcher

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I am experiencing the same problems. There is no setting I know of to disable the mouse from interfering with cmd+tab, but Mission Control is a great alternative. You can press F3 or click its dock icon:

Exposé/Mission Control icon

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I recommend LightSwitch X. It's no longer maintained by the developer, but I'm using the last version (2.8.3, circa November 2014) under 10.12.6 and it works well.

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