How to switch between windows and apps on MacOS

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When you work on your Mac, the simple shortcuts can help you complete your work faster. Whether they are gestures or keyboard shortcuts, there still many ways to navigate your Mac and apps on your device. So, if you want to add to your list of shortcuts, here’s you can quickly switch between windows and apps on your Mac computer.

Easy Steps to Switch Between App Windows on Mac

You are having more than an app open at a time on your Mac. Although the Dock is quite handy for switching the app you want at the time; you can easily do so with one or two quick shortcuts.

Keyboard shortcut you can try:

Press and hold Command + Tab buttons on the keyboard and there will be a bar appearing on your screen with all running apps.

Keeping Command key and press Tab to pass through each app. You can also hold Command and then press Shift Tab keys to go in the opposite direction. You can also hold Command and then use the left and right arrow keys.

Release both bottoms when you reach to the one you want and it will pop right to the front of your Mac screen.

If you don’t like the keys, you can change them in the keyboard settings. Click on Apple icon, select System Preferences > Keyboard from the menu bar. Choose Shortcuts and click Keyboard on the left.

Trackpad gesture

If you are using a Macbook and usually use its trackpad, finding open windows is a bit different. Just use your three fingers, then swipe up on your trackpad. After that, move the pointer over the app you want to use, click on it, and it will be in the center.

Switch among windows of an app on Mac

Aside from switching among your running apps on Mac, you might want to switch between windows of an app. For example, you are opening more than one Word document tab, Firefox window at the same time. To do so:

Hold Command + ` (tilde key, on the left of 1 on your Mac keyboard) to switch among windows of the same app.


When you hold Command and press the key, it will take you through each open windowSimply go of the keys when you land on the window you want.

You can use the trackpad gesture mentioned above as well. But, you should note that you will see all windows for all running apps on your Mac.



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