The Command-Tab, but backwards!
A great tip submitted by Tristan P-M: The Command-Tab, but backwards! Most of you know that very useful "Command-Tab" dialog that brings up all the open applications so that you can choose to which one you want to switch to. There are many ways of using this dialog to hide or quit apps (I explained how in a previous tip), but one that I didn't know is that you can also go backwards. I normally press "Command-Tab" and while holding "Command", hit "Tab" until I am on the right application. I usually do this very fast and I often press "Tab" once too many and I end up having to cycle through all the applications again. It is finally much longer (especially when you have about fifteen applications running all the time!). Well, the quicker way is to go backwards. After pressing the "Command-Tab" and while holding "Command", you can simply hit ` to go backwards (it is "ù" on the French keyboard). This is actually the key just over Tab, which makes it very convenient. Thanks for the great tip Tristan!