Practical computer tips, with a smattering of digital philosophy

Mac OS X: How to toggle among multiple open windows of a single application

Since it took considerably more effort than I expected to find this information via scroogling, I figured I’d record it here for posterity.

As someone who is fairly new to the Mac OS GUI, I was flummoxed and peeved by the fact that <Alt><Tab> cycles only through each of the open applications on any given system – not the individual windows of each of those applications (the window you get when you toggle from application X to Y is always the one you were working on last within application Y).  Apparently, move among windows within application Y, one must instead use <Alt><~> (Yes, that’s a tilda).

Many thanks to Apple for unnecessarily tweaking yet another nearly-universal standard for the purpose of “enhancing user experience”


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