Mac App Switcher Tips and Hidden Functions

There are a lot of hidden functions in the Mac App Switcher. You can quit and hide apps using it, switch to a specific window, and use it to drag and drop.

Comments: 8 Responses to “Mac App Switcher Tips and Hidden Functions”

    Roy Whelden
    2 months ago

    Great hints for the use of app switcher. Thanks.

    Chris Phillips
    2 months ago

    I always read your free tutorials, but the most recent one leaves me in total amazement ! I am always so surprised that your knowledge of Apple procedures is so encyclopedic and how you manage to remember so much about actually operating what to me is beyond anything that I shall ever achieve. However, your latest offering "Mac App Switcher Tips" takes the biscuit. I am in wonderment that you can remember which keys to press let alone the right order. I shall keep trying though !...... Thanks.

    Sheldon
    2 months ago

    Thanks bunches

    Chris
    2 months ago

    What do you think is Apple’s reasoning for minimized apps not displaying (i.e., not becoming un-minimized) when selected via the App Switcher? I believe pressing the Option button when releasing the App Switcher keys will display the minimized app…but that requires being a keyboard contortionist!

    2 months ago

    Chris: I don't know for sure. But it make sense to me. If you have 3 windows open in Pages, for instance, and 2 are minimized, it would be bad to have those 2 minimized windows suddenly un-minimize just because you switched to Pages.

    Andrea Grasselli
    2 months ago

    Thank you Gary, very useful!

    Raul
    2 months ago

    I was a Windows user since Windows 3.1 and now I bought a MacBook and this switcher tips save my problem of dragging a picture to an email. Great presentation!

    Steve
    1 month ago

    I’ve used the Yoink app for years, but after watching your App Switcher video, I may turn Yoink off!
    I prefer keyboard instead of trackpad or mouse, so I’ll be using the arrow keys with App Switcher from now on.

    Keep up the good work, Gary!

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