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Switch between windows on mac?

In Mac OS X, is it possible to switch between windows using a keyboard shortcut? More specifically I want to switch between windows within the same application. An example is I have multiple Firefox windows open. I want a keyboard shortcut to switch between the Firefox windows (or any other application's window). I'm aware of Command-Tab but it only switches between applications (and not windows).

I'm looking for the equivalent of Windows' Alt-Tab, which switches window instances and not application instances.

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Besides

  • Command-` and
  • Shift-Command-`,

you might try using Exposé to switch windows. Hit F10 (or Control-F3 if your F3 has an Exposé icon on it), to activate single-application Exposé. Then you can use the arrow keys to pick a window (or point and click with the mouse). While in this single-application mode, Command-` and its shifted version cycle through the active applications instead of the windows in an app (since all the windows of the app are already visible).

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Please note that this will not work on most international keyboards. E.g. on german keyboard only this shortcut works: Shift-Command-´ which then effects to Command-` This really sucks (the situation, not your answer!). –  Victor May 19 '13 at 10:57
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@Victor: You can change this shortcut in the keyboard system preferences; in German this is under Systemeinstellungen:Tastatur:Tastaturkurzbefehle:Tastatur & Texteingabe (System Preferences:Keyboard:Keyboard Shortcuts:Keyboard & Text Input) –  joriki Jul 24 '13 at 2:55

Command + `

(That's on the tildie key...)

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Command-` cycles through windows inside an application in one direction, Command-Shift-` cycles the other direction. –  Chris Johnsen Oct 29 '09 at 8:18
    
@Chris what he meant is that shift+` = ~ –  Cawas Apr 13 '10 at 19:35

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