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Cmd + tab only allows us to switch between all the applications. Once I have moved the less used applications on a different desktop on my mac I dont want to see them in the application switcher as it makes everything more confusing.

Is there a way to do that? I have an options of pressing the f3 key to open mission control and then select the app on that desktop using the mouse which is slower. Can i select an app from the mission control using the keyboard only?

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I don't know any command-tab alternative that could only show applications that have windows on the current desktop. Witch can't.

If you want to cycle through windows on the current desktop in order, you can use use control-F4 / fn-control-F4. It doesn't show any kind of menu though, and sometimes it selects windows from hidden applications. You can change the shortcut from the keyboard preference pane.

I never use spaces, command-tab, or mission control. It's faster to switch applications with keyboard shortcuts, and OS X's implementation of virtual desktops isn't really usable in my opinion.

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