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Un-minimize window on application switch System
Are you used to hiding windows instead of minimizing them because Command+Tab switching to an application does not bring up the document window?

When searching for a solution to this the only things that came up were applications like LiteSwitch and Witch. A bit of the functionality is also available in the built-in application switcher, but it's well hidden.

When you are cycling applications with Command+Tab, find the application you want to activate and press Option, then release the Command key and the window will un-minimize. Maybe there's a way for this to become default behavior by doing a defaults write command in Terminal, but I don't know how.

[crarko adds: I tested this, and it works as described. It seemed to only open the most recently minimized window if there were several. There is an earlier hint about modifier keys, but it doesn't mention this function.]
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Un-minimize window on application switch
Authored by: ragmaxone on Jun 15, '10 08:23:14AM

cool but it doesn't work if two windows are minimized (only one is un-minimized) and not at all if a window is already un-minimized.



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Un-minimize window on application switch
Authored by: tegholm on Jun 15, '10 09:05:05AM

Or you could use Command+Tab to cycle to the desired application and then, while holding down Command press the up or down arrow. This will show the application's windows in Expose. Now select the desired window with the arrow keys and then press Return.



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Cmd-Tab + Cmd-Up/Down should be its own hint
Authored by: sr105 on Jun 16, '10 09:25:55AM

<title says it all>



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Un-minimize window on application switch
Authored by: sorahn on Jun 15, '10 11:05:12AM

I'd really like to see a defaults write command to make this the standard behavior. So many single window apps...

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