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Questions tagged [application-switcher]

The UI element that appears when cmd-tab is keyed in and allows switching between all open applications.

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Unable to Cmd+Tab after closing application

When I close an application in macOS 10.12.6, and press Cmd+Tab to switch applications straight after, quite often nothing happens for 2-3 seconds. I have to wait for 2-3 seconds before I can switch ...
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How to switch from from the active application on monitor 1 to the active application on monitor 2 via keyboard

TL;DR: I am typing notes into a full-screen notepad on monitor 1. I want to switch to typing into the visible, full-screen application shown on monitor 2 without using the mouse. (I know I could just ...
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Application Switcher showing up on wrong monitor display

I have an early 2015 MacBook Pro running macOS Sierra. I also have two Dell UltraSharp Infinity Edge monitors connected to it via two Thunderbolt Mini DisplayPort outputs. In the System Preferences, ...
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MacOS: Add browser tab (i.e. Gmail) to application switcher?

I use Gmail for email in my Google Chrome browser. Is there a way to make Gmail appear as an application that I can choose using the application switcher invoked with Cmd + Tab?
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Switch windows of an application across desktops

Is there a way (which does not cost a buck) to switch between windows across desktops with Option Tab? Not between apps, but between windows. Meaning: if I have a Chrome window on desktop 1 and ...
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Switching between tabs within the same Window in an app

I am trying to switch between tabs within the same window in apps running on my MacBook Air. What keyboard shortcut can I use to perform the switch conveniently?
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How are iOS apps actually opened from their sleep state?

I have noticed that when I open an app from the App Switcher it actually shows me a screenshot of the latest state of the app instead of showing me the real app. Can someone clarify the process of ...
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How to change the app switching keyboard shortcut from the standard Cmd + Tab key to Cmd + Eject key combo?

I would like to change the Cmd + Tab hotkey to Cmd + Eject. I use a Mac Aluminium keyboard with the eject key, which is only present on external keyboards. I would like to try this key combination, ...
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Some Apps Appear in Mission Control but Not in the Application Switcher

I was wondering why there is a discrepancy between the apps and windows that appear in Mission Control, versus those that show up in the application switcher (CMD+TAB). Mission Control always seem to ...
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Switching applications with CMD+TAB launches an instance of the target app

For a while now, every time that I try to switch an application using cmd+tab when I stay in the target application for more than a couple of milliseconds, when I lift my fingers, a new instance of ...
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How to Command-Tab to a specific Safari window running in full screen

I wish to switch between Eclipse IDE (not running in full-screen mode) and a tutorial running in Safari (in full-screen mode). Whenever I Command + Tab from Eclipse to Safari I am not taken to the ...
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Show application switcher on all connected displays

Is there a way to see the application switcher (the one pops up when hitting ⌘+⇥ / CMD+TAB) on all connected displays?
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Are these 4 accessibility&productivity related desktop feature available on macOS Sierra? [closed]

I switched from Linux to macOS Sierra not long ago. There are some handier features of KDE plasma over macOS. I want to know if there are alternatives for macOS. ( Better free if available ) mouse ...
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How is Clash of Clans added to the bottom of recent apps?

If I swipe it up, it opens Clash of Clans. May I know what feature is this?
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How to prevent iOS 10 apps from “resetting” when activated after being backgrounded?

Sometimes, I'll get a notification for an interesting story on the Medium app, tap it, opening the story in Medium, but then get interrupted, so I switch to another app, putting Medium in the ...
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What's this separate “Phone” task section in app switcher?

I was unable to google what the possibilities of this separate "chrome on mobile" task in the cmd-tab app switcher is. What's it supposed to do?
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Lost focus of the application selected through Mission Control

This problem has been around for at least a year on multiple Sierra versions. When I’m switching to another app through Mission Control it focuses on that app only for a split of a second and then ...
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Make “switch dsktop” action happen on monitor with active window

Is it possible to make ctrl + left and ctrl + right switch between desktops on the screen where the window is active rather than on the screen where the mouse cursor is located? I work primariliy with ...
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Application Switcher (Command-Tab) Showing Generic App Icon

I've had this problem for several days now. The Application-Switcher [cmd-tab] does not show the correct icon for my application, it shows a generic icon. Does anyone know how to fix this? See ...
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Limit app switcher to active display

When pressing ⌘+tab  , I want to cycle through only the apps on the display that contains the app which currently has focus or contains the cursor. Likewise, when pressing ⌘+ ` , I ...
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Icons disappearing from cmd+tab application switcher

When using my MacBook for a while (Sierra, 10.12.3) then using cmd+tab to switch applications, I sometimes lose application icons. In the screenshot below, it's limited to Chrome but multiple ...
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Why is the Finder app always open?

First time Mac user. I am confused by the fact that the finder application is always open. For example, when switching apps with Cmd+Tab, it is always there, even when there are no windows opened for ...
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Is there a way to prevent recent applications from moving to the far left when switching with Command-Tab?

Given applications ABC; switching to C gives: CAB Command-Tabbing to an application brings it to the left end of the Command-Tab cycle. Any way to disable this?
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How do I disable Auto Switching to the first Space on opening a new app and entering a different full screen app (different Space) in OS X?

I am using OS X El Capitan, 10.11.6. I've noticed that whenever I open an app (irrelevant of which Space I open it in), continue operating in any Space other than the first, once the opened app is ...
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Switching between Apps on Guest MacOS, on MacBook Air (MacOS Sierra like Host), Virtualbox

I have both MacOS Sierra 10.12 for Host and for Guest using VirtualBox 5.1.10 I want to know how switch between applications on MacOS guest Side. Cmd + Tab On Guest Side, but is taken like Host Side,...
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Application Switcher slow draw/refresh

I've done quite a bit of web searching and have not found anyone addressing this specific issue. After upgrading to Sierra (macOS 10.12.2) the Application Switcher (horizontal popup with app icons ...
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When using CMD-Tab, how to re-open the app's main window?

I hit this problem often when interacting with some Apple applications, mainly Messages and iTunes. After starting a song with iTunes, to clear my screen and get back to work I close the iTunes ...
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Switching between fullscreen applications gets “stuck” on Space 1

I run all of my applications in full screen mode on a laptop without an external monitor. I almost exclusively use Alfred to swap between applications, since I'm frequently moving between more than ...
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Alt-Tabbing through windows

I'm used to having Alt-Tab set to cycle forward through the windows of a single app and Shift-Alt-Tab to go backwards. I had this working on Yosemite by fiddling with the shortcuts in System Settings >...
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Witch and Youtube Fullscreen Windows

I just installed Witch for one reason only which is that if I make a youtube video fullscreen in Chrome then ⌘tab to another app, when I ⌘tab again to get back to the youtube video OSX instead just ...
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How can I set to show window switcher an all displays when I hit Cmd+Tab

I two monitors plus my macbook display and I find it sometimes annoying to find where the window switcher shows up. It would make sense to show it everywhere when I hit Cmd+Tab. Please give me advise ...
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Hide or minimize (not force kill or quit) a temporarily frozen or stuck program window?

Using OS X 10.11.1 El Capitan, sometimes I'm confronted with a 'nonresponsive window': a program that keeps stalling for like 10-30 seconds. In most cases this happens to be Adobe Photoshop, but I've ...
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Remove iterm from cmd+tab apps

I was using TotalTerminal to get visor like terminal on a shortcut. But TotalTerminal is abandoned so I have switched to the iTerm2. My problem is that when I use a shortcut to trigger iTerms visor ...
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Restore all hidden Windows for all applications?

I have a pretty good idea what direction this question is gonna go, but I'll ask it anyway. Is there any way or workaround to quickly un-hide all hidden applications? By which I mean, applications ...
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Wrong focus when CMD+Tab with multiscreen

If I have: 2 Screens Setting "Displays have separate spaces" ON A Terminal window in each screen (Terminal is just an example, this happens with all apps) Being focused on the Terminal window of my ...
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Remove applications from 'cmd'+'tab'

I have just started to use the command+(Shift)+tab shortcut for switching between apps. The issue with this is a few applications that I have open, I hardly use or have them open in the background (I ...
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Change color of the Cmd+Tab app switcher on Yosemite?

Is it possible to change the color (specifically, darken) the cmd+tab application switcher on yosemite? It's hard to see, especially against a white background:
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How can I avoid different windows of the same app get folded in at the dock?

Some times I have apps opened with more than one windows, like Chrome. How can I see in the Dock one icon per each windows (even they are of the same app) that I have open? Would be nice know how to ...
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Is there a way to convert apps into menu bar apps hidden from the dock?

I have a number of apps that I run daily in the background (e.g. midipipe for using a midi controller to control my computer, and a pomadoro productivity app). I would like these apps to appear in my ...
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Is it possible to hide icons on the dock of apps that are running on other spaces?

I was wondering if it is possible to hide icons on the dock of apps that are running on other spaces. Also I would like the app-switcher to show only the apps that are working on the current desktop I'...
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Macbook Pro Application Switcher automatically moves to far right?

Apologies if this has been asked somewhere. I tried searching for a solution to this for a while to no avail. When I press CMD + TAB on my Macbook Pro (Yosemite 10.10.3) to open the application ...
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How to get rid of stale Java icons from application switcher & dock?

I recently started seeing "java" processes with the default Java icon sometimes stay in the switcher/dock after Java Web Start applications are closed (OS X 10.9.5 Mavericks). This may have begun with ...
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Alternative ways to switch between applications if cmd+tab doesn't work

What are alternative ways to switch between applications? Cmd+Tab doesn't work for me in some games. For example on steam; "Crusader Kings II", "The Talos Principle". So i have no ability to switch ...
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Is there any way to remove an app icon (especially stickies) on mac's application switcher (cmd+tab menu)?

On Mac's application switcher I want to hide some applications such as Stickies. I always use Stickies, it is really useful for me that's why it's always running. But, I'm really fed up with it on ⌘ ...
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Application switcher not cycling anymore on hold [duplicate]

10.9.5 here Suddenly my Application Switcher won't cycle anymore on hold. It still can cycle between apps one by one, but if I hold command tab it will stop after reaching the right end of the row. ...
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Wrap workspace switching?

Is there a setting that would allow me to wrap workspace switching? For example, what would I have to do to make it so that if I kept switching left I would eventually end up where I started. I'm ...
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HyperSwitch alt+tab broken?

HyperSwitch Alt+Tab behaviour stopped working 2-3 days ago. It simply does nothing. I haven't changed my HyperSwitch's preferences and I don't remember installing or updating anything that would ...
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In OS X Yosemite, how to keep the app switcher (or dock) on my main display?

I believe the app switcher (command + tab) is tied to where the dock "is". The dock is available on both displays, but I believe the last display in which you clicked on the dock is where it actually ...
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Why do some windows not appear in the app switcher even when not hidden or minimized?

The OS X app switcher doesn't include certain windows. Example of a window not in the switcher and which I can't alt + tab to: What are the rules for which windows don't show up in the switcher? I'...
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Is there an app other than Witch that allows windows switching (not app switching) with cmd+tab? [duplicate]

I found the Witch app (http://manytricks.com/witch/). Are there any other solutions?