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10.7: Command+Tab now stops at the end of the bezel System 10.7
I think this is new in 10.7. When holding down Command+Tab to switch applications, the selector now stops at the last application in the row. To loop back around, you need to release Tab and press it again. This is useful if you know you want the last application in the row because you don't have to worry about overshooting it.

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10.7: Command+Tab now stops at the end of the bezel
Authored by: codeProle on Oct 27, '11 07:46:49AM

It appears to be new. On 10.6.x, holding Cmd-Tab down loops through the list of open applications continuously. On 10.7.x, holding Cmd-Tab down stops at the end of the list. And Cmd-` stops at the beginning of the list.



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10.7: Command+Tab now stops at the end of the bezel
Authored by: scott.gardner on Oct 27, '11 07:57:15AM

Checked this on two of my Macs, both running 10.7.2. Command-tab continues to cycle from last item back to first item, same as always.



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10.7: Command+Tab now stops at the end of the bezel
Authored by: googoo on Oct 30, '11 06:36:26PM

Holding down Command+Tab stops at the end. Holding down Command and repeatedly pressing Tab cycles.

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10.7: Command+Tab now stops at the end of the bezel
Authored by: callefjant on Oct 27, '11 08:05:22AM

crarko: Yep, it's new. 10.6.8 loops, 10.7.2 does not.



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10.7: Command+Tab now stops at the end of the bezel
Authored by: sabi on Oct 27, '11 08:12:52AM

Yes, 10.6 wraps.

However, if you just want the last item in the application switcher, press End or Page Down while continuing to hold down Command.



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10.7: Command+Tab now stops at the end of the bezel
Authored by: zpjet on Oct 28, '11 05:40:42AM

or Fn + arrows



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10.7: Command+Tab now stops at the end of the bezel
Authored by: aardvarko on Oct 27, '11 08:26:55AM

In 10.6, you can also just hold down the right arrow key--it stops at the end.



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10.7: Command+Tab now stops at the end of the bezel
Authored by: Wuffel on Oct 27, '11 08:33:52AM

I'm on 10.7, I haven't changed the involved settings (as far as I can tell), but the Cmd+tab bezel loops... So I'm guessing there's a setting behind this.



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10.7: Command+Tab now stops at the end of the bezel
Authored by: briantombaugh on Oct 27, '11 09:38:16AM

I'm using 10.7.2 on a 2009 17" MBP and Cmd-Tab still wraps for me. Wonder if it's a preference somewhere?



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10.7: Command+Tab now stops at the end of the bezel
Authored by: jremmers on Oct 27, '11 09:59:34AM

I'm running 10.7, and it wraps around for me.



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10.7: Command+Tab now stops at the end of the bezel
Authored by: jrcarroll on Oct 27, '11 10:38:15AM

Command + Tab does not stop at the end on my machine but continues to loop around indefinitely. I'm running 10.7.2.



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10.7: Command+Tab now stops at the end of the bezel
Authored by: ricede on Oct 27, '11 12:08:58PM

It works the old way of looping on my version of 10.7.2, doesn't stop at the end. I have just done an upgrade to Lion so i suppose its possible that the mentioned post will apply if one does a new clean install. Seems strange though if thats the case.



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10.7: Command+Tab now stops at the end of the bezel
Authored by: anic297 on Dec 21, '11 06:15:03AM

Unless you consider a "not clean" installation can keep preferences files from the previous installation, and there's an hidden setting to allow looping (seems obvious, because some report it loops, some report it doesn't, so unless a preferences telling that, I don't see a pattern).



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10.7: Command+Tab now stops at the end of the bezel
Authored by: babaloo on Oct 27, '11 01:29:53PM

I'm on 10.7.2 and Command-Tab loops. No stopping at the last app.
But you all know about throwing Shift into the mix for reverse, right? So to go back in the line of apps hit Command-Shift-Tab.



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10.7: Command+Tab now stops at the end of the bezel
Authored by: BlackjackJoe on Oct 27, '11 01:56:25PM

10.7.2 wraps for me just the same as 10.6.x did.



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10.7: Command+Tab now stops at the end of the bezel
Authored by: macminilion on Oct 28, '11 03:44:49AM

Same here. Clean Lion install upgraded to 10.7.2. Wraps as it always has done.



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10.7: Command+Tab now stops at the end of the bezel
Authored by: trianglejuice on Oct 28, '11 04:58:39AM
It wraps when you don't keep the tab button pressed. If you keep it pressed, it will stop at the end (or at the beginning when using Shift).

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10.7: Command+Tab now stops at the end of the bezel
Authored by: babaloo on Oct 28, '11 09:14:45AM

Now here's a first. I never use Command-Tab with holding Tab down. That moves way too fast for me. So I didn't check for that behavior.
But indeed, holding Tab down will stop cycling at the last app. Which is rather nice.

But for me it's only interesting as a side note, as I will always use Command-Tab by holding Command down and just clicking Tab.



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10.7: Command+Tab now stops at the end of the bezel
Authored by: anic297 on Dec 21, '11 06:17:59AM

Was obvious, but only you noticed why people reported different behaviours! Nice!
When I read your comment, I thought "we are all simpletons"!



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10.7: Command+Tab now stops at the end of the bezel
Authored by: trianglejuice on Dec 22, '11 06:03:29AM

Thanks for that delightful compliment!
Brings me even more in a Christmas mood ^_^
Happy Holidays!



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10.7: Command+Tab now stops at the end of the bezel
Authored by: anic297 on Dec 22, '11 06:29:37AM

You're welcome!
Merry Christmas to everyone, really!



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10.7: Command+Tab now stops at the end of the bezel
Authored by: mike666 on Oct 27, '11 09:53:42PM

Stops for me (Late '08 MBP 17" 10.7.2). Note that if it does stop, you don't have to Shift to go all the way back to the beginning - just hit TAB once more and it will loop back to the first app. I personally think this new behavior is brilliant.



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10.7: Command+Tab now stops at the end of the bezel
Authored by: rusto on Oct 28, '11 01:54:19PM

An alternate (and presumably well-known) way to reverse (and still use just a thumb and one finger) is to keep holding Command down after you invoke the App Switcher with Tab then switch the finger that was tapping/holding Tab to the key just above it (it has a ` with a ~ above it).



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10.7: Command+Tab now stops at the end of the bezel
Authored by: poenn on Oct 27, '11 02:08:28PM

It stops for me (10.7.2, upgraded 10.6.8 to 10.7.0) and definitely wrapped in 10.6. Well, I only used the wrapping for fun while watching progress bars and such, so no big deal to have lost this. :-)



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10.7: Command+Tab now stops at the end of the bezel
Authored by: unforeseen:X11 on Oct 27, '11 04:03:25PM

Wraps for me as well, luckily as I am quite not amused by the fact that it stopped wrapping at several places, like some alert sheets (I have the keyboard access enabled).

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10.7: Command+Tab now stops at the end of the bezel
Authored by: nathanator11 on Oct 28, '11 07:13:38AM

This is new and cool. However, I would recommend an easier way to get to the end: use cmd-tab, and then press ` instead of tab. That will immediately take you to the last item.



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10.7: Command+Tab now stops at the end of the bezel
Authored by: david-bo on Oct 28, '11 08:16:50AM

It was buggy in 10.6. Sometimes it wrapped, sometimes not. Very annoying. I prefer wrapping, you can always go back with ⌘⇧⇥

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10.7: Command+Tab now stops at the end of the bezel
Authored by: david-bo on Oct 28, '11 08:19:06AM

It was buggy in 10.6. Sometimes it wrapped, sometimes not. Very annoying. I prefer wrapping, you can always go back with ⌘⇧⇥

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10.7: Command+Tab now stops at the end of the bezel
Authored by: masix on Oct 29, '11 04:22:48PM

crarko: yes, this is definitively new. I was looping around in SnoLep while talking with someone on the phone or just as fun. Lion took away my playground :-(

Lions stops at the end. Release and hold again the tab-key to start a new row. cmd-shift-tab to roll backwards.

BTW: If you stop on an app (release tab while still holding cmd) and then hit cursor up or down, you enter expose for that app. I think this is new to Lion, too.



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10.7: Command+Tab now stops at the end of the bezel
Authored by: jameskachan on Nov 01, '11 06:24:10PM

I really preferred it zooming around and around actually.
it was something I did and stared at sometimes when I needed to zone out and think.



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