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CMD + TAB isn't working properly all the time

by adubin / September 7, 2010 7:10 AM PDT

When I have many applications open (ie Lightroom 3, Firefox, iCal, AdressBook, Apple Mail, etc.) and try to use CMD+Tab to go from one open application to another, the top menu changes to that application but below window/screen don't always open for that application. Is there something can do to correct this problem? ADubin

15.4- inch MacBook Pro Mac OS X (10.6.2)

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When you have those 4 apps open,
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / September 7, 2010 9:46 AM PDT

are their windows maximized or do you minimize them when you first launch a new app?

That would cause the app not to appear on the desktop but still display that apps menu bar.

Try the same thing without minimizing any of the apps.

If this is your normal practice, you may want to take a look at Spaces.


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Thank You
by adubin / September 7, 2010 10:14 PM PDT

P, The answer you provided me solved my problem. Your tip on Spaces will also help me what I want to do to change between windows. Thanks again for you immediate response I really appreciate it. ADubin

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you're welcome
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / September 7, 2010 11:05 PM PDT
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glad it turned out ok for you


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