Using the Cmd-` shortcut to switch between windows in an application is inefficient for me when there are more than two windows since they are cycled through in a fixed order and there is little visual feedback to show which window has been switched to. Is there a way to change the behavior so that it works more like Cmd-Tab? Specifically, I would like to be able to switch between windows in most recently used order and/or display an icon or preview to show the window being switched to.

I'm using OS X 10.7.5.

  • possible duplicate of Task Switching with the Keyboard
    – mmmmmm
    Apr 4, 2013 at 15:22
  • @Mark Let's leave it open. Neither is a general OS X question and one is for Lion and the other for Snow Leopard. Linking them together is excellent - thanks for that!
    – bmike
    Apr 4, 2013 at 19:54

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You can use an app called witch.


It allows cmd+` switching using MRU order and a popup overlay similar to the default cmd+tab overlay. You can also, optionally, show window previews and many other customizations.

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