In Mac OS, what is the keyboard shortcut to switch between windows of the same application?

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I often use the Cmd+Tab shortcut to switch between different applications (for example: Xcode and Google Chrome), but is there a shortcut to switch between different windows of the same application (for example, from one window in Google Chrome, to another)?

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Method 1

The default shortcut is Cmd` (that’s a backtick).

You can always change that shortcut if the given one does not work out for you. Go to System Preferences → Keyboard → Keyboard Shortcuts.

Here, assign a custom combination to

  • Keyboard » Move focus to next window (under OS X 10.9 and above)

    In Mac OS, what is the keyboard shortcut to switch between windows of the same application?

  • Keyboard » Move focus to the next window in application (until OS X 10.8)

    In Mac OS, what is the keyboard shortcut to switch between windows of the same application?

This will allow you to toggle between the open windows of any application.

Note

Cmd` works only if all windows are on the same workspace (comment @thias)

Method 2

command backtick

+ `

Method 3

This is what I found on my default US english keyboard setting.

  1. Toggle between Different Apps -> Command + Tab

  2. Toggle between Same App in Same Workspace -> Command + `

  3. Toggle between Same App across different Workspace:

    1. View same App windows across All Workspaces -> Control + Down Arrow
    2. Then select with arrow keys or click the app window you want.

Method 4

I’m on Mavericks and I was looking for a keyboard shortcut to quickly switch between tabs in Chrome. Cmd +` didn’t work for me, although I made sure it was correctly setup in System Preferences → Keyboard → Keyboard Shortcuts. What I found is that Ctrl + Tab works! So for me it’s Cmd + Tab to switch between applications, and Ctrl + Tab to switch between the same application’s windows, try this if other suggested solutions don’t work.

Method 5

So I have found that sometimes certain applications do not want to cycle through the different open windows using Cmd+Tab or Cmd+' – VMware is one example, especially when one of the windows has been minimized to the dock. So what I have found is using expose to view all windows helps – there is a mouse gesture for this which is a four finger clinch I think – or F3.
Then you can select which window you want to view.

Hope this helps!

Method 6

I believe command + option + ` change the tab between one app windows

Method 7

On my Macbook Air, with OSX Lion, to switch application windows:

press

CMD+FN+F6

Funnily enough, the option ‘Move focus to next window in application’ has gone from System Prefs → Keyboard → Keyboard and text input.
I just played around with various keys until I found the right one!

Method 8

Press
^ +
to show all open applications

Press
^ +
to show all open instances of the current applciation

(it’s not perfect but I found this better than the cmd + ` way, also if you have apps open full screen use ^ + left or right)

Method 9

On my Macbook Pro with a german keyboard layout and language setting it’s

CMD< by default to "Move focus to the next window in application"

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