Switching between Open Applications

In this lesson for macOS Mojave on the Mac, I look at how to switch between your open applications including using keyboard shortcuts.

Switching by Windows
You can easily switch between your open applications by clicking on the application window you want to switch to. This works great when you do not have a lot of windows open, but if you do, you may want to look at using the Dock to switch or using a keyboard shortcut. Also, when you use this method, it brings only the one window you click on forward if the application has other windows open, it does not bring those forward unless you click on them.

Using the Dock
You can also click on the application icon on the Dock to switch to that application. When you do this, it brings all the windows forward for that application.

Using Command-Tab Keyboard Shortcut
If you hold down the command key and press the tab key, you will get an overlay showing all your open applications. Keep pressing the tab key to cycle through these apps. When you release the keys, your Mac will switch to that app. This method also brings all the open window forward.

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

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