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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?

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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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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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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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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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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?

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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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Say, the command tilde trick doesn't work when using photoshop....
In Photoshop, use Control Tab instead of Command `

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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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