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Is there a way for Cmd+Tab to display all of the instances/windows of an app?

An excellent example is here: enter image description here

Notice how it shows the available instances of that application? That's what I'm looking for.

  • I don't think it's happening. Since OS X has a feature called "Mission Control", little people make windows manager app for OS X. Use Mission Control under "Application Window" mode, find it under System Preferences. – Shane Hsu Jan 18 '13 at 8:41
  • I'm very familiar with Mission Control. It just doesn't do what I need. – brennebeck Jan 19 '13 at 5:55
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Witch does exactly that, with a ton of configuration options. It can also use the default Cmd - Tab shortcut.

  • Functionally it's nearly perfect. The only issue is it has to be activated in each Desktop before it can read the windows in that desktop - but apparently that isn't Witch's fault. Thanks! – brennebeck Jan 18 '13 at 17:47
  • I later found DockView which looks great, but I have yet to try it. – brennebeck Oct 21 '13 at 8:30
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If you don't care about seeing the window thumbnails, ⌘ - ` (the key above the Tab key) switches between open instances of an app.

  • At first glance this appears to be limited to instances that are in the same space/desktop. Is that correct? – brennebeck Feb 26 '13 at 0:02
  • Seems it's not working on OS X Yosemite :( – artnikpro Jun 26 '15 at 12:39
  • @artnikpro I use it in Yosemite. Have you customized your shortcuts? See this image. – shabdar Jun 28 '15 at 10:20
  • @shabdar I have the same settings as you. I tried to use the combination on a few opened windows of Chrome and Finder. Not working for me :( – artnikpro Jun 29 '15 at 19:57
  • If the window has an active text field, then ⌘ - ` ends up typing a ` inside the text field instead of switching windows. – Agustí Sánchez Sep 18 '15 at 1:21

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