On Windows, I switch windows with
Alt + Tab. It’s my main mode of windows transport. It’s quick and easy and as a bonus, it makes sense unlike the great demo but almost useless
Windows + Tab. But then, there’s the Mac.
The Windows behavior is simple: you switch through all open Windows, even if they are the same application. However, on the Mac,
Command + Tab does something similar but different enough to be unexpected and initially annoying. It switches between applications. For example, if you have two Safari windows open along with Mail,
Command + Tab will switch between Safari and Mail, but with only one window of Safari. Windows would cycle would through all of those windows.
So what’s the deal? My fingers need to migrate. There is an elegant solution.
Command + Tilde. What does that do? Does it cycle through all Windows? No. Does it cycle through application windows? Yes!
It’s a simple thing. I thought at first that Lion made this change. I used Leopard and Snow Leopard and I’m sure I never had this
Command + Tab identity crisis. Luckily, I’m adjusting well and I will survive.