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    johndierks
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    A couple of questions...
    So I switched a while back to a 12" PB.

    My biggest frustration about my mac is that it seems in a constant state of dis-organization, in terms of the open windows. Windows provides a much cleaner way of keeping track of which windows you have open, and minimized, but using the title of the window, not a thumbnail of the window.

    The dock falls short of the task bar in windows, because it manages programs not windows (well minimized ones).

    So I guess here are my questions. Alt-Tab in windows cycles through open windows. Apple-Tab cycles open programs. Is there any keystoke to simulate Alt-tab, so I can call up windows instead of programs?

    I'm using 10.2.8. I know 10.3 has the new way to organize and call up windows. Will this solve my problems?

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    panther has several things that you would find to your liking.

    expose allows you with a click of a button to have all of the windows shrink so you see every window you have to choose from. the alt-tab works more like windows now where you can see what you have opened.

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    jcromartie
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    Goddammit you people **** me off (not you, johndierks)! Why post on a support forum when you don't answer the questions?

    to actually answer your question: on a Mac a program typically can run without windows (iTunes, Safari, QT Player, Mail, iChat). Because of this, Alt-Tab allows you to switch programs, regardless of how many, if any, windows are open. Alt-Tilde (~) cycles windows within a single application. Expose, in Panther, is a great window management tool. I bet you will get used to the separation between program and window, eventually, though, I know it took me some time. But now, it boggles my mind why I can't keep Windows Media Player open and running in XP without having it take up valuable taskbar or screen space.

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    Fomer
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    Woah! No reason to go postal on trpnmonkey. He has ever bit of a right to post here. He has helped me on several questions I have had. And he did answer the guy to a certain degree.

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    Easy guys, don't want to have to close this thread....
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