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Here's my problem: I have an older Macbook Pro (late 2007) running 10.6.6. I was able to switch between an application's active window set using the keys CMD + < or CMD + >.

For example, I could cycle through Finder's open windows, or Chrome's different windows, etc.

Both have a German keyboard.

Now on my new Macbook Pro, this doesn't work anymore. The combination doesn't do anything, except for letting me hear the "bonk" sound.

How can I get this behavior of cycling through windows back?

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Open System Preferences » Keyboard » Keyboard Shortcuts » Keyboard and Text Input. Look for Move focus to next window in application and change if necessary. enter image description here

The reverse direction is when you additionally press Shift AFAIK.

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Don't know how I missed that - thanks a lot. –  slhck Mar 12 '11 at 10:47
    
Is there a way not to just cycle between windows but to switch between two which were most frequently focused? –  zigomir Aug 8 '13 at 7:57
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This does not seem to work in 10.7.5 when using a non-US (I am using Swedish) keyboard layout (on my MBP). Cycle backwards (⌘⇧`) works (but only when the focus is not a text input field - tested in Chrome).

Anyway, you can change this setting to ⌘< in the same location as described in the previous answer. The problem seem to be that in many non-US layouts ` is a dead key that you typically combine with other characters such as e è and i ì while in the US layout you have to press ⌥` to make it a dead key that can be combined with other characters.

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Yep, back when I asked this question I didn't know the default was on a dead key, and I had "invented" my own combination. And yes, the default on a dead key doesn't make sense for international layouts. –  slhck Dec 25 '12 at 13:07
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