Or is there some app that will let me do it. This bug has been forever since Lion. Isn't it about time apple fixed it?

  • You mean to switch between different desktops which are on the fullscreen mode of the same app?
    – Jash Jacob
    Sep 17, 2014 at 16:02
  • Why not use ⌘`? Sep 18, 2014 at 4:17
  • @SridharRatnakumar it does not work with full screen windows of same app. My favorites that I use often - iTerm, IntelliJ or even Firefox, Safari - just open multiple full screen windows of the app. I wish ⌘` would work in those cases as well
    – Sudhir
    Sep 23, 2014 at 10:50

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Try Contexts for Mac. I replaced the built-in apps switcher with this utility which lets me to view full screen windows including a feature to search active windows by title.


Witch also includes full screen windows, and ⌥⇥ selects the next window from the current application by default.

Or if you use an application that has its own implementation for full screen windows (like WriteRoom), ⌘` usually includes custom full screen windows.

  • Thanks a zillion. My question is pretty much a dupe of apple.stackexchange.com/questions/20883/… but I was looking for solutions and you have given a great one. Thanks much.
    – Sudhir
    May 30, 2013 at 5:30
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    After trying it a bit, I am not liking it much. :( . I hope Apple will do something about it in the next OS release.
    – Sudhir
    May 30, 2013 at 13:09

You mean something like ⌘-tab, but restricted to windows of the same application? I indeed installed Witch in the past for the ⌥-tab option, but don't use it anymore, either.

  • I am using fullscreen windows a lot, but I am just using ⌘-tab and Ctrl-left/right for navigating between spaces.
  • Maybe using tabs within the same full-screen window is another possible workaround (depending on the application)? E.g. in Safari, [Shift-]Ctrl-tab works, and in Terminal, it's ⌘-}/{

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