Cycling through Multiple Open Windows

In this lesson for macOS Mojave, I look at the different ways to cycle through an app’s open windows on the Mac.

Clicking on a Window
The easiest way to select a window is to just click on it. When you do this, it will bring that window forward. If the app has multiple windows open, this technique only brings the one window forward, leaving all the other where they are.

Clicking on the App Icon in the Dock
This technique will bring all the windows forward that the app has open. Just click on the app icon in the dock.

Accessing open Windows through Window in the Menu bar
If you can’t find a window to click on, but yet you know it is open, you can also go to Window in the Menu Bar to see and select a window. You do have to be in the app for this to work so you may need to click on the app icon in the Dock first.

Using Keyboard Shortcuts to Cycle through Open Windows
When you are in the app, you can cycle through all the open windows for that app by using the keyboard shortcut command backward apostrophe. This key is located on the left of the keyboard and is also has the tilde (~) symbol. When you use the keyboard shortcut, the Mac will cycle through all the windows for the app.

See this Lesson Action
To see this lesson in action, take a look at the video above.

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