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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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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Shortcuts for the application switcher in OS X

When I press Cmd + Tab in OS X (e.g. Catalina) I can access what I believe Apple calls "the application switcher". Is there an entry for this shortcut in the System Preferences → Keyboard → Shortcuts ...
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The app-switcher does not hover in the main screen [duplicate]

This is my setup of the screens: The small screen on the right is my Mac, the other two are external screens. As you can see by the white strip, the main screen is the one in the middle. ...
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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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Command+Tab switches windows in Mac OS rather than the ones inside Amazon WorkSpaces

I have latest Amazon WorkSpaces installed which I use to connect to my client desktop. I previously had Windows machine. There, if I was inside Amazon WorkSpaces and I pressed Alt+Tab, I was able to ...
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Dual monitor: losing focus on terminal app when using cmd+tab

Webdeveloper here. This is the situation: I have two sceens, on screen one there is a terminal window running my webserver on screen two there is a terminal window where I type my commands and there ...
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Macbook: How to enable switching applications with command+tab after switching control and command?

I'm trying to have the same keys as my windows (I use both windows & mac). The only thing I'm not able to achieve is switching applications with command & tab. I've switched command & ...
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Characters and notification bounce when Terminal loses focus

OSX 10.11.2 Terminal 2.6.1 I have an intermittent issue that is driving me up the wall. I spend a lot of time in Terminal in full-screen mode on my 2015 11" Macbook Air. I generally have Chrome or ...
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Chrome apps are not treaded as standalone applications, what leads to app-switching problems

I am using OSX and Chrome-Apps for many years now, but there is one issue that still annoys me and that happens on OSX only and is no issue on Linux or Windows. The problem is that Chrome-Apps are not ...
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Application switcher - Only switch windows open in the current desktop

Can I customize the behavior of the application switcher to only show windows from the current desktop? Example: If I have only one chrome window open, which is on desktop 1, and I am using desktop ...
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OSX Language switch as in windows?

How to make OSX behave the same way as Windows in regards to multiple keyboard languages (drives me crazy)? In Windows, each app starts with default language, unless you have chosen a new language ...
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When doing Command + tab how to find application is minimized?

I know that when doing command+tab, to switch to a minimized application, we should keep pressing tab until the application is selected and then release the command but press the key option. But my ...
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How to switch between different Chrome windows with keyboard shortcuts?

Switching between applications is easy with command-tab. Switching between tabs is easy with command-} or control-tab. Switching between separate windows within an application is easy with command-`....
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Change shortcut for switching to the next most recently used app among your open apps in MacOS

From the Mac keyboard shortcuts page I found shortcut for switching to the next most recently used app among your open apps : Command-Tab. I want to change it to Option-Tab. Does anyone know name of ...
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App switcher to switch to most recent window not working with multiple screens/spaces

First of all, I know that I can do this with a 3rd party app like Contexts. But I would like to do it with the native macOS app switcher. How to reproduce the "bug" Monitor 1 Space 1: Safari (not ...
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Rename application so I can search for it with spotlight

Is there a way to rename an application so I can search for it with Spotlight? I don't see a rename option there.
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macOS App Switcher, transparency and Dark Mode?

I recently switched to macOS Mojave Dark Mode, and I like many aspects of it. But there's one thing that really gives me trouble, i.e., using the App Switcher in front of a window that is mainly dark/...
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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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How to swap Option and Command keys in Terminal but keep Command-Tab application switching?

With Karabiner, you could swap Command_L and Command_L only in Terminal and at the same time keep Command-Tab and Command-` to cycle through open applications. Karabiner only works with macOS < ...
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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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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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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 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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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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Cmd+Tab does not work on hidden or minimized windows

When I want to switch between windows using Cmd+Tab it does not work with hidden or minimized windows. I can see the icons of these windows in the application switcher but choosing them does nothing. ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Stop mouse interfering with Cmd + Tab menu

When pressing cmd + Tab the mouse can steal focus of a program icon. This is frustrating. Is there a setting to make the cmd + Tab ignore the mouse?
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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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Hide Applications from other Spaces in Application Switcher

With System Preferences->Mission Control->"When switching to an application, switch to a Space with open windows for the application" disabled, I would really like the application switcher (cmd+tab) ...
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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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Weird display issue on OS X Lion when switching external monitor

I'm using a MBP with a second (external) monitor and since I upgraded from Snow Leopard to Lion, I encountered some display issues that appear in the Application Switcher, and sometimes in the menu-...
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Task Switcher moves to non-primary display on Mavericks

I'm running OS X Mavericks on a computer with two displays that are not mirrored. One of them is configured as the primary display using the menu bar location in Displays System Preference, pre-...
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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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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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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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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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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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Cmd+Tab not working

We're having this problem with a Mac Pro running OSX 10.8.4 and 6 monitors with dual graphic cards+Triplehead. The ⌘Tab window does not show and it doesn't switch applications. I temporarily solved ...