Currently Being ModeratedApr 10, 2013 2:18 PM (in response to travisbarth)
It shouldn't be happening unless you are clicking on the mouse without realizing it.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 11, 2013 10:05 AM (in response to Eric Root)
I wish that's how it worked ... unfortuantely, all that has to happen is for the mouse to be on one of the apps when you command-tab. You don't have to click on it.
So all of the time, I command tab to my previous app, but because the mouse just happens to be in the wrong place at the wrong time, I end up is a completely different app.
I like your avatar ... I've had a few cats like that over the years.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 11, 2013 10:22 AM (in response to travisbarth)
Mine doesn't do that when my cursor is there, but I'm using a trackpad. I hooked up my USB mouse and it didn't select anything either.
I hope your tortys weren't as crazy as this one is.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 17, 2013 11:33 AM (in response to Eric Root)
Hmmm. It repros for me with either the USB mighty mouse, or the bluetooth Magic Mouse. How odd. I wish I could figure out how to disable it ... it's driving me nuts! (I have to switch apps a lot.)
Give her a scratch behind the ears for me.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 17, 2013 2:01 PM (in response to travisbarth)
Currently Being ModeratedApr 17, 2013 2:46 PM (in response to travisbarth)
Also try deleting the mouse .plist in your user library.
You need to look in your user Library/Preferences for the .plist. Hold down the option key while using the Finder "Go To Folder" command. Enter ~/Library/Preferences. Delete the .plist(s) for the mouse (there might be more than one).
If you prefer to make your user library permanently visible, use the Terminal command found below.
You might want to bookmark the command. I had to use it again after I installed 10.8.2. I have also been informed that if you drag the user library to Finder it will remain visible.
Log out/in or restart and test.
Ear scratch accomplished
Currently Being ModeratedMay 4, 2013 11:03 AM (in response to travisbarth)
Thanks for the info!
The odd thing is that I really think this is a feature. The bahavior is the same on my MBP, MBA, and iMac, all with the latest OS X. If you hold the command key down and hit Tab to bring up the app switcher, then move your mouse across the apps in the list, whichever app the mouse cursor move over becomes the one that will become active if you let go of the Command key.
Hello to the kitty for me,
Currently Being ModeratedMay 5, 2013 9:25 AM (in response to travisbarth)
I think you are right about it being a feature. After doing some more experimenting on a MacBook Pro and an iMac, it seems to be a consistent behavior.
I'll give her a kitty pet for you when she wakes up. She likes kitty pets.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 19, 2013 1:28 AM (in response to travisbarth)
Any updates? This anti-feature is very disturbing.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 25, 2013 11:30 AM (in response to travisbarth)
I would also like to know if you guys ever came up with a solution to this. commandtab's use of the word "anti-feature" seems extremely approprirate for this awful UI design.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 2, 2013 8:13 AM (in response to commandtab)
I like the term "anti-feature" - this one annoys me daily. Wouldn't mind the mouse interaction if I had to click to activate the app, but just because my mouse happened to hit an app when I let go of the Cmd key shouldn't cause me to switch to an unexpected app!
Currently Being ModeratedJul 6, 2013 11:45 PM (in response to travisbarth)
Completely agree - probably THE single most annoying "feature" of OS X (at least in 10.7)
I can not believe, there isn't an option to turn it off - so incredibly frustrating that you have to train your muscle memory to move your mouse-pointer out of the center of the screen before using this keyboard shortcut…
…basically ruins the workflow of fast AND precise task-switching per shortcut.