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Well, welcome aboard OSX - you might never go back!
im not sure what's happening, ive tried it here, and the same thing happens?
I would assume some functionality to it, but im not sure at the moment. For me, i hate using cmd+tab, its actually slower than moving to the dock to reopen a window.
However, when you switch using CMD+tab, you are selecting the program, just not maxmizing the child windows that it contains.
You couldn't join the Apple forums? Strange.
In any event. There is no keyboard shortcut to bring a document from the dock. You either need to click on the documents icon or the application icon. Kind of annoying, but they haven't changed that behavior yet and there have been lots of complaints.
If you don't put things in the dock you won't have to do that. You can use apple-tab to switch between applications and apple-~ to switch between documents within and application. There is also expose for jumping around between windows.
Am 02.06.2006 12:47 Uhr schrieb "codescodescodes" unter
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> Hi everyone. I know this is an odd place to post this thread, but I tried to
> find a mac forum to post on, but I couldn't post on them because in order to
> register I had to have an email account that wasn't free. I don't understand
> why. I gave up trying to find a mac forum that I can use, so I decided to
> this a try since there are some of you out there running Flash on the mac osx.
> I'm new to the mac and I'm trying to get aquainted with the operating system,
> but I came across a problem that I can't seem to figure out. When I minimize
> and application, let's say safari, and I switch to another application, let's
> say textEdit, and I minimize that and go back to safari, using the command+Tab
> shortcut key, the browser window doesn't open. It remains minimized and I
> can't find a shortcut key to maximize the browser. So I have a blank screen
> showing Safari in the menu bar, so I know that Safari is the active
> application, but no browser window is present because of the previous minimize
> command I executed. I know I can just use my mouse and scroll over the dock
> and click on the safari browser, but I wanted to see if there is a way to do
> using keyboard shortcuts. Thanks for any help.
I haven't found such a shortcut yet. Instead I use a little programm named
'Witch'. It is freeware and you can get it via versiontracker.com
( http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/macosx/25871). It enables you to
use 'alt+tab' two switch between the application windows (also those that
are minimized in the dock) instead of just tabbing between the applications.
After installing you can configure it via the system preferences.
If you figure out a native osx shortcut, please let me know. :-)
I hope this helps,
thanks everyone. That was definitely helpful. So I guess there's no real solution as of right now. That's a bit diappointing. I'm going to just have to keep the windows open on the desktop instead and switch between applications that way. I hope they come out with a patch for this problem. Would be nice to have an organized desktop and be able to switch between open applications. Overall, I still like the mac platform. Well good luck out there everyone.
You can also hide any application using "command + H", you can call it back with "command + tab" or just clicking in the app icon.
oh by the way, if anyone out there can point me to a good forum where I can discuss about macs that would be really helpful. I wasn't able to find one that I can easily use. Thanks.