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    Alt-tab software to switch between windows?
    Often I have multiple windows open in a single application and I want to alt-tab between them, just like on a PC. However I can only alt-tab between applications, forcing me to use the "Windows" menu or press F10 which is annoying. Is there an app that add this functionality? Or worse, is there a key combo that does exactly what I want and I'm just ignorant of it?

    Thanks.

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    Hi there, on Mac OS 10.4, you can use the command (the key with the apple on the left of the space bar) - tab key to perform the function. It will bring up a "strip" of icons displaying opened windows. Hope this helps.

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    next app - Command Tab
    prev. app - Command Shift Tab or after you've done Command Tab once, Command ` (key above Tab)

    next window of current app - Command ` (key above Tab)
    prev. window of current app - Command Shift `

    next window of any app - Control F4
    prev. window of any app - Control Shift F4
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    Or, alternatively,

    Command + Tab - Next program

    then while holding that still (command+tab), you can use the arrow keys to navigate through the programs.

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    Do you have Expose' turned on? Then you can quickly select any window you want with a swipe of your mouse. And thanks Remain, I've never used the key commands for windows within an application, very helpful!

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    Quote Originally Posted by remain View Post
    next window of current app - Command ` (key above Tab)
    prev. window of current app - Command Shift `
    We have a Winner!!!! Remain was the only person to actually read the original post. Congrats to you!

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    Quote:
    Originally Posted by remain
    next window of current app - Command ` (key above Tab)
    prev. window of current app - Command Shift `


    This does not seem to work for me =(

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    CMD+Tilde and CMD+Shift+Tilde

    Is that what you are trying???

    It ONLY switches between windows of the current App. you are focused on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by remain View Post
    next window of current app - Command ` (key above Tab)
    prev. window of current app - Command Shift `
    YAYYYYYYYY!!!!!

    Thank you so much! Now if there was a key combo to toggle off the sharp edges of my Macbook.

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    Hi
    I use an applicatiuon called Witch from "Many Tricks" it does exactly what you want. I use it all the time to good effect.

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    I never even new you could do Command + tilde! That is an amazing shortcut! Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Capt Crunch View Post
    Often I have multiple windows open in a single application and I want to alt-tab between them, just like on a PC. However I can only alt-tab between applications, forcing me to use the "Windows" menu or press F10 which is annoying. Is there an app that add this functionality? Or worse, is there a key combo that does exactly what I want and I'm just ignorant of it?

    Thanks.
    The program Witch makes alt-tab (not command-tab) work exactly like Windows and it is free. For more info, go here.

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    Gonna try out the control+F4 trick....been using command+tilde all along. Say, the command tilde trick doesn't work when using photoshop....

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    Quote Originally Posted by goobimama View Post
    Say, the command tilde trick doesn't work when using photoshop....
    In Photoshop, use Control Tab instead of Command `

    ;p

    Well, that's the standard Windows "next document/next tab" keyboard shortcut, so Adobe either forgot to change it for the OS X version or they just decided to use that shortcut for both versions. Who knows?
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    http://www.manytricks.com/witch/

    Once installed, you access it via system preferences, it has a switch logo, hard to miss. I set option + tab as the keys.

    Its much much better than apple's built-in half-assed attempt.

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