Enter Split View
It has ton of options for different things, the one I like called 'Tab mode', where you can switch between apps by holding Tab key and using either arrows or HJKL keys (especially favored by Vim users). Tab+I to cycle through open windows of the current app. Open Mission Control Preferences (Alt/Option–Mission Control button) Under Keyboard and Mouse Shortcuts select the drop down box beside Application Window Choose how you would like to activate that feature (e.g. Right Option if you want to tap the right Option/Alt key Now when you want to see all.
Split View requires OS X El Capitan or later, and the steps differ slightly based on which macOS you're using. If these steps don't work, choose Apple menu > System Preferences, click Mission Control, and make sure that “Displays have separate Spaces” is selected.
- Hover your pointer over the full-screen button in the upper-left corner of a window. Or click and hold the button.
- Choose ”Tile Window to Left of Screen” or ”Tile Window to Right of Screen” from the menu. The window then fills that side of the screen.
- Click a window on the other side of the screen to begin using both windows side by side.
Other macOS versions
- Click and hold the full-screen button in the upper-left corner of a window.
- As you hold the button, the window shrinks and you can drag it to the left or right side of the screen.
- Release the button, then click a window on the other side of the screen to begin using both windows side by side.
Work in Split View
In Split View, you can use both apps side by side, without the distraction of other apps.
- Choose a window to work in by clicking anywhere in that window.
- Show the menu bar by moving the pointer to the top of the screen.
- Swap window positions by dragging a window to the other side.
- Adjust window width by dragging the vertical line between the windows.
- Switch to other apps or your desktop with Mission Control, or use a Multi-Touch gesture such as swiping left or right with four fingers on your trackpad.
Exit Split View
- Move the pointer to the top of the screen to reveal the window buttons.
- Click the full-screen button in either window. That window exits Split View.
- The other window switches to full-screen view. You can switch to the full-screen window with Mission Control, or use a Multi-Touch gesture such as swiping left or right with four fingers on your trackpad.
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Awesome! I set the key to Cmd-Option-Tilde.
And if you press Ctrl+SHIFT+F4 you can cycle through your windows the other direction.
The original hint indeicates that you use the COMMAND key .. you should actually use the CONTROL key.
I mis-read the hint. The only typo was in my brain.
It's Friday afternoon .. whaddaya expect?
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it's function + control + F4 on laptops.
One of the nice additions in OS X 10.4 is that you can switch the meaning of the fn key on laptops (in the Keyboard&Mouse Pref Pane) so that the functions keys are the default and the fn key gives those keys their special meaning.
Weird, I've never changed any of the preferences that deal with Keyboard Navigation but my shortcut is set to control-W not control-F4. I wonder why that is, I'm running the Mac OS X 10.4.1 with all the latest updates and everything and really nothing else that would cause a change like that.
I did change the value, and that's what I set mine to.. Ctrl-W.. of course, I forgot I made the change and tried doing Ctrl+F4 while I was in Mozilla Firefox. It was changing windows so I thought everything was hunky dory.. Then I noticed that it was *closing* windows instead of switching windows.. Looks like Ctrl-F4 means 'Close window' in Firefox (just like on Windows--Alt+F4 means Exit application in Windows).. Glad I hadn't started typing this comment! :-P
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This is most likely due to what you chose when Full Keyboard Access was introduced (in 10.1?) - here you had to options - Letters or F-keys…
Then you upgraded (10.2-10.3-10.4…) as opposed to clean installed and that setting was kept alive ;-)
System Preferences/Keyboard & Mouse works fine for bringing up a list of Keyboard Shortcuts, but rather than mouse down within the list to refresh human memory, I'd like to be able to print the list and keep it handy.
How can one access a printable list of the keyboard shortcuts?
1) activate expose's application window viewing (F10)
2) instead of using COMMAND-TAB .. use OPTION-TAB
(better affects too :)
You can just hit tab, no need for option. At least there is no difference that I can see here.
Yes, just hitting tab works. Also note tab will take you to the application mode if you are already in all window mode (F9, by default). Furthermore, hitting the accent (grave) key (the key above the tab key on U.S. layouts) will take you backwards through applications, just like the application switcher (command+tab, keep holding command, then hit the accent key). And in keeping with the using-the-keyboard-only theme, while you are in the application window mode you can cycle through *those* windows with the arrow keys. This is all quite handy if you have a large number of applications and windows open..
you can print these keyboard shortcuts (and more) from Help. You can also copy and paste into another text app and create your own 'cheat sheets'.
I have a japanese Keyboard and pressing cmd+~ doesn't work (I would have to press cmd+shift+^ to get it). Anyway, in my settings it would be cmd+` which is also a 'shift' key. So I just set it to cmd+@, which is the actual ` key.
But at the end, I have Witch, and that solves anyway all my problems :)