I am coming from ubuntu. In Mac i notice that multiple browser windows or finder windows don't show up independently in task bar or task switcher. This is causing problems in many operations. Is there any switch to activate ungrouped windows?
I believe that you should try to adapt to a different workflow:
- You could press ⌘+` to cycle all the windows of the same application.
Note: this is not the apostrophe key, it's the backtick key.
Non-shifted tilde ~ left of z on a UK keyboard, left of 1 on US.
- Try App Exposé:
System Preferences → Trackpad → More Gestures → App Exposé to configure your preferred gesture.
I understand this is not a precise answer to your question, but I believe that switching from Win/Linux to Mac OS, involves some adaptation.
I found that going to System Preferences -> Mission Control -> Then untick "Group windows by application"
Then using F3 shows all open windows. You still have to use the mouse to select, but I'd be surprised if that's not fast enough.
Also, leverage CMD + H for hiding applications you aren't using so when you press F3, there are fewer windows confusing your selection.
You can choose an individual window by either right-clicking, Ctrl-clicking, or clicking and holding on an application's icon in the Dock (task bar) and selecting from the menu.
I think best solution for us is to bind keys for switching entire desktops in mission control. That way you can at least do something similar to this. But once you have 2 windows on same desktop you definitively need a mouse or complicated keybindings with more then 1 hit.