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    Switching between windows in firefox
    what's the shortcut to do it?

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    If you mean switching between tabs, it's Ctrl+Tab

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    Quote Originally Posted by joec1101 View Post
    If you mean switching between tabs, it's Ctrl+Tab
    well thanks, but i know that..

    i mean when you have multiple firefox windows open, how do you switch between them with a keyboard shortcut?

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    Quote Originally Posted by y0itsj0hn View Post
    well thanks, but i know that..

    i mean when you have multiple firefox windows open, how do you switch between them with a keyboard shortcut?
    Not sure if you are talking about having multiple tabs in one firefox window or multiple windows with firefox open.

    If it's the first, you should be able to switch tabs in firefox by cmd+number. So if you have 3 tabs open you can switch by pressing the corresponding window number.

    If you are talking about having multiple windows, then there should be a function key that allows you to show all windows. You can then select which one you want to bring to the front. Hope that helps.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tkim View Post
    If you are talking about having multiple windows, then there should be a function key that allows you to show all windows. You can then select which one you want to bring to the front. Hope that helps.
    yeah i'm talking about multiple windows, but i know you can use expose and view all windows then click but i just figured there was a way to cycle quickly between windows of an application using a shortcut like alt+tab

    EDIT: WHOA! I mean command+tab. COMMAND+tab. Windows days sneaking back up hehe

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    ok well if anybody's interested, it's command+tilda

    very useful


    for me at least

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    Awesome! Thank you so much.. I have searched for this for a while and finally I find it!

    for some reason this shortcut is not listed here:
    Keyboard shortcuts

    I sent them a message asking them to add it. Soooo useful.

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    Hmmm - looks like I'll be turning my Macbook into a Linux box then . . .
    Quote Originally Posted by y0itsj0hn View Post
    ok well if anybody's interested, it's command+tilda

    very useful


    for me at least

    /thread
    Hallelujah! Thanks for tracking that one down - as a recent returner to Mac now that Snow Leopard enables some of the basic functionality that has been missing for about a decade, the lack of this shortcut has been driving me nuts.

    IMHO it's still not as good as the way Windoze does it, (i.e. Ctrl+Tab switches between windows, not just apps), but it's better than arsing around with Fisher-Price menus that don't have shortcuts!

    By the way, just for the record, although it's pronounced 'tilda', it's spelt 'tilde'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by y0itsj0hn View Post
    ok well if anybody's interested, it's command+tilda

    very useful


    for me at least

    /thread

    As a 12+ year Windows geek who recently switched to a MacBook Pro... Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by y0itsj0hn View Post
    ok well if anybody's interested, it's command+tilda
    That's also how you switch between multiple opened windows within most applications and not just Firefox. I use it all the time. Here is also a list of Mac OS X keyboard shortcuts in case you want to learn about other keyboard shortcuts.

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    It's COMMAND + `

    The ` is located directly above the tab key.

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    that was very helpful. thanks!

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    Doesn't work with Spaces
    Helpful shortcut. Small usage note: This doesn't work if the two Firefox windows are in different Spaces.

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