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Cycling through minimized windows

I usually have 3-4 firefox windows, 1 macvim and adium in OSX 10.7. I like to keep only one or two windows open at a time with the rest minimized to the dock. I'm wondering if there's a way for me to be able to quickly open a minimized window using a shortcut key. I'd love to be able to assign these windows numbers and be able to open them with a shortcut. Any ideas?

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marked as duplicate by slhck, Sathya Apr 22 '12 at 18:10

This question was marked as an exact duplicate of an existing question.

    
You could use AppleScripts to for example click the first item on the right side of the Dock. See Keyboard shortcut to unhide or unminimize a window in OS X. – user495470 Apr 18 '12 at 16:49
    
very helpful. thank you for the link. – shig Apr 18 '12 at 20:44

AFAIK there is no built-in way to do this.

You might want to look into macro software such as Keyboard Maestro. It allows you to switch to a certain application by hotkey and then you can select from the open windows.

Once you install Keyboard Maestro, the built-in hotkey for cycling between windows of the same application is Ctrl-Tab.

Other than that you might want to create Apple Scripts that activate a certain window and then assign hotkeys to the apple script using Keyboard Maestro. For ideas on Apple Script, look here: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/3655502/applescript-activate-window-of-a-non-scriptable-application

There appears a way to switch to a certain tab in Chrome, Firefox should not be any different: Switch between Google Chrome Tabs using AppleScript

Alternatives to KM are iKey, QuicKeys and there must be others. (KM is the one I use for Mac macros, I have no financial interest in it.)

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