I answered a similar question here - cmd-tab behavior on Mavericks with multiple displays
The Task Switcher does follow the Dock. If the Dock is on screen 1, the Task Switcher will appear on screen 1. If the Dock is on screen 3, the Task Switcher will appear on screen 3. Etc.
To make your Dock appear on a screen you can use a couple of methods.
⌘ Cmd+` works for me with the same versions of Chrome and OS X, so it might be something specific to your installation.
You could try temporarily resetting Chrome's preferences or disabling extensions. Or change the shortcut from System Preferences or test if it works on a different account.
This one is a bit tricky :
press ⌘ Cmd + ⇥ Tab to show your running apps. Keep holding ⌘ Cmd.
press ⇥ Tab until you've selected the app
press the ⌥ Option, and let go of the ⌘ Cmd. ( You must release ⌘ Cmd after pressing ⌥ Option ! )
Try moving your Dock to a different screen in System Preferences > Dock > Position on screen. The Application Switcher will open on the same display as the Dock.
You can also quickly move your Dock (and Application Switcher) to another display by hovering your mouse on the very bottom of the desired display for a moment.
The Dock will then rise up and ...
The main reason it's always open is that it displays the icons on the desktop. You can check what the finder does by enabling the "Quit" menu feature. To do this, launch the Terminal application and enter the following commands:
defaults write com.apple.finder QuitMenuItem -bool YES
Hit return. Then restart the Finder by running
Close the ...
You answered #1 yourself - that is, the Switcher appears on the monitor where the Dock was last shown.
To change it, just move the mouse to the bottom of the display that you want to show the Task Switcher on (this will temporarily show the dock on OS X Mavericks, until you move the mouse away from the bottom of the screen).
Now the ...
As the OP and other answers have noted, the Task Switcher follows the last-moused-over dockbar.
Fixing the Issue
To eliminate this behavior in all cases, hide the menu bar on your secondary monitor:
Turn Displays Have Separate Spaces to OFF
Of course this will impact your use of Spaces with multiple monitors, but it ...
Use ⌘ Cmd-Tab to cycle to the desired application and then, while still holding down ⌘ Cmd, press the ↑ or ↓ arrow. This will show the application's windows in Expose. Select the desired window with the arrow keys and press Return to activate it.
Please let Apple know if you find this behaviour non ideal. Personally I would prefer either of the following behaviours:
The Application Switcher is always displayed on the monitor on which the menu bar has been placed under System Preferences → Displays → Arrangement.
The Application Switcher is displayed on the display with the active (opaque) menu bar.
This issue is so annoying for me, and today I finally got it resolved! So, in hope to help some poor soul like myself, I want to share what I did:
Go to System Preference --> Keyboard --> Shortcuts tab --> Move focus to next window
Set it to ⌘ + `
It's not only a "file browser", but it's responsible for quite a bit of GUI functionality such as the Desktop, following paths and connecting to servers. Finder is always running, and a launch service will relaunch it if it is quit unnaturally. Much like File Explorer (explorer.exe) on Windows, you shouldn't quit it. Quit functionality can be added back to ...
The solution that worked for me was to open a Terminal window and type
sudo killall Dock and hit the ⏎(=enter) key and then entering my password and then the ⏎ key again. It will take around 6 - 8 seconds for the Dock to 'die' and then be restarted. If your password is not working then you are not an 'Administrator' on the computer in which case you will ...
This may seem complicated, although after you've done it a few times and use it regularly you'll have it down. Depending on if you have other windows minimized you may have to tap the left or right arrow keys on the last step to pull up the window you're wanting un-minimized.
While holding ⌘ tap tab followed by ←
then ↓ twice, then press return
After months of digging I found out what was my problem. As I visited this page like a million times I'll leave here my story as it may be helpful
My issue was related to the new "Secure Input" feature of os x. When Secure Input is enabled, apps like HyperSwitch, Contexts etc... will not be able to grap hotkeys.
Some app may be bugged and not release the ...
For those using Snow Leopard 10.6.8, these options can be set under the OSX "System Preferences" > Keyboard > "Keyboard Shortcuts" Tab > "Keyboard and Text Input".
Apparently, by default Cmd+` is set to "Move focus to next window in appl...". However, this shortcut doesn't work for me because my keyboard is Japanese, and therefore I need to press Shift to ...
I am also experiencing the same problems and have posted a thread to the Macbook Pro Apple Forums. While there isn't any answer yet you might be interested in following along that thread.
So far the only reliable way to fix it would be to restart the machine. Or to log out and log back in. Neither method is satisfactory.
What you are trying to achieve is not provided by OS X and I don't know if a third-party application would be able to interfere this deeply in the window management.
You have two options:
(⇧ +) ⌘+→ to switch between apps
(⇧ +) ⌘+` to switch between windows of one app in one desktop
Option two is configurable in System ...
cmd+tab when you mouse-over the dock. The app switcher will move to the display your mouse is on.
Found this out by accident... the obvious behaviour would seem to be that the app switcher appears on whatever display the cursor is.
As correctly mentioned in the comments, you don't actually need to cmd+tab when you mouse-over the dock, you can just ...
Contexts looks nice, but I've never used it personally. It seems to be similar in functionality with Witch, but it has a more modern (iOS 7-style) design.
It does have the ability to map itself to Command+Tab.
It costs $9.
Only applications that are present in the Dock are shown in the Switcher (⌘ cmd+⇥ tab). More specifically the apps that do not have the LSUIElement key in their Info.plist.
Theoretically you can remove that key from the apps, that you want to see in the Switcher, but this can break the Code Signing.
The examples you've shown are not even the apps, but ...
@Hugo Chrome allows to set up more users to get more "environments" inside your chrome (bookmarks, opened tabs, session and so forth). it's very useful to split your business and private browsing.
So, ⌘ Cmd-Shift-M is very useful. :)
If you use ⌘+tab to go through your open applications, you should see even minimized ones, but if you select them, they don't automatically maximize/unminize. If you however press the option key after you've selected the desired minimized application but before releasing the ⌘ key with ⌘+tab, the app window that was minimized to the dock ...
App Switcher is controlled by Dock. Whichever display the dock bar is on, so is App Switcher. This applescript is how I reset Dock bar to main display:
tell application "System Events"
set screen edge of dock preferences to right
set screen edge of dock preferences to bottom
If you run Dock unhidden/visible, most likely the Dock will make ...
The "launch service key" LSUIElement in the .plist file for iTerm2 is your friend.
To hide iTerm2 from the switcher, open Terminal and enter:
/usr/libexec/PlistBuddy -c "Add :LSUIElement bool true" /Applications/iTerm.app/Contents/Info.plist
You will need to relaunch iTerm2 for the setting to have an effect.
If you wish to show iTerm again, use the ...
There exists a shortcut for that, though it requires certain dexterity:
Cmd-Tab to the app, but then, before releasing Cmd, press Alt. Then release Cmd while holding Alt. The window should pop open.
It's just like clicking in the app icon in the Dock (if there are no windows open, one opens; if there is a minimized window, it appears again).
Think of the background process for Finder akin to that of the 'Windows Explorer' background process on Windows. As mentioned above, it is essential for the MacOS UI & GUI elements on the desktop. If you are new to Mac, take a look at the Activity Monitor App in your Utilities folder. This is essentially the Mac equivalent to Task Manager on Windows ...
I've had an identical problem on my 2010 MBP since upgrading to Lion last fall. Here's what I did today that seemed to fix the problem:
1) Go into Macintosh HD and find /Library/colorsync/profiles/displays
2) Move all files in the 'displays' directory into a backup folder on your Desktop
3) Open System Preferences > Displays and click on "Color" for each of ...