The Ultimate Guide for switching from a PC to a Mac
(Part 2 - coming soon)

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Applications switching within Exposé!

This is a great tip submitted by Christopher Whidden: Applications switching within Exposé! Exposé is very useful for switching applications or windows, but if you have too many windows open, it might not work that well. You can always use F10 instead of F9, but you'll only get the windows within a specific application without being able to switch applications. Well there is a really cool way of switching applications when using F10. First, press F10, then press "Tab" to switch applications. Using that extra "Tab", you can cycle through all the applications that have windows open. Without using the mouse, you can also choose which window you want to open by using the arrows then either "Enter" or "Space Bar" (this works with both F9 and F10). Thanks for the tip Chris!


Blogger Cássio said...


May 10, 2007 at 2:34 AM  
Blogger Kevin said...

man there are so many of these good tips everyday, but i cant remember everything! someone should make a widget that is like "Google widget" but a "Mac tip widget" so you can easily find previous tips with ease with few key words. good work guys!

May 10, 2007 at 4:32 AM  
Blogger Kevin said...

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May 10, 2007 at 4:32 AM  
Blogger Mike said...

Click the "Download the widget "A New Mac Tip Every Day" from MacUpdate" Link under the links section to the right of the page for the widget

May 10, 2007 at 6:22 AM  
Blogger Christopher said...

what about "apple" + tab; that seems to be an easier method. It pulls up a small menu of open applications and allows you to quickly cycle through them.

May 10, 2007 at 8:35 AM  
Blogger Kasim said...

Apple + Tab is another method, but works better outside of Expose.

This is a nice little tip which I think will be useful as I use expose quite a bit to get an overview of my work.

May 10, 2007 at 9:42 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

that's great!!!

May 10, 2007 at 10:01 AM  
Blogger MacTipper said...

You can actually do quite a bit with Apple Tab. Hide applications, quit applications etc. To do this, merely hold the Cmd key (while the switcher is open) and hit H/Q to Hide/Quit. You can also go backwards by hitting the tilde key.


May 10, 2007 at 1:36 PM  
Blogger Bryan said...

if you guys want to know how to type the  key, it's "alt/option + shift + k". just in case you're apple mad like me and want to use it as a bullet in your word documents or if you want to use it everyday... enjoy!

May 11, 2007 at 3:23 AM  
Blogger MacTipper said...

There's lots of things you can do with alt/option or alt/option-shift.

You can see a picture about that here.

My Mac Tipping Blog

May 11, 2007 at 4:29 PM  
Blogger Craig said...

You can open F10 expose and then use apple+tab to switch between apps too.

May 13, 2007 at 4:07 PM  
Blogger Craig said...

you can also use F9 too, sorry

May 13, 2007 at 4:08 PM  

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