6 Replies Latest reply: Jul 18, 2010 2:57 AM by ldezem
johno@tungsten Level 1 (0 points)
I am used to windows allowing me to flip from an open email to the email program. Or, from multiple explorer windows. Yet, I can't seem to figure how on Mac.

My command / tab flips through open programs. But, can I flip through subs of some kind?

I know when I click and hold on Safari for example, it shows me the two windows I have open. However, can I do that with a key stroke?


MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.3)
  • redbaron01986 Level 2 (330 points)
    The key combo command + tilda ( + ~, no need for shift key) will switch between windows of the same program.
  • johno@tungsten Level 1 (0 points)
    Thank you!
  • eemiii Level 1 (5 points)
    OK, sounds like that works if you have the tilde button. But my Germany based keyboard does not. Any other suggestions. I am lost without being able to switch back and forth between windows in the same application.

    Thanks in advance.
  • umparrothead Level 3 (535 points)
    Have you tried to use the Application windows Expose feature? On mine it is set to F10, but you can change it by going to System Preferences/Expose & Spaces. This can then be set to a screen corner or other easy form of access.

    Plus, if you're running Snow Leopard OS X 10.6, you can simply click and hold down on the application's dock icon to display all the windows at once.
  • redbaron01986 Level 2 (330 points)
    Not familiar with the German keyboard layout. Try going to System Preferences > Keyboard > Keyboard Shortcuts > Keyboard & Text Input. There may be a key combination listed that enables you to move focus to the next window in the application.
  • ldezem Level 1 (0 points)
    Go to System Preferences -> Keyboard -> Keyboard Shortcuts -> Keyboard & Text Input.

    Click on "Move focus to next window..." <- NOT the text part but the item that shows current keyboard combination! "cmd + ´" it was.

    And assign your what you prefer. Took me a week to solve this and I even got this appleID just to tell you this.