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Cycle through conversations in Messages Apps
If you have multiple conversations visible in Messages, you can cycle through them using a keyboard shortcut: press Control-Tab to cycle down, and Shift-Control-Tab to cycle up.

There seem to be some inconsistencies. When testing this, if I had my cursor in the text field, sometimes the keyboard shortcut wouldn't work and would instead highlight the name in the To section above the conversation.
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Cycle through conversations in Messages
Authored by: bsnavin on Aug 01, '12 08:13:10AM

You can use Cmd+[ & Cmd+] to switch backward & forward through open conversations



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Cycle through conversations in Messages
Authored by: gabester on Aug 01, '12 08:23:08AM

This also works in iChat in Lion, and perhaps Snow Leopard too.
Control-Tab has developed to be a standard interface for switching between tabs, derived from tabbed web browsers (not sure who in history did tabs first nor who added the first keyboard shortcut to switch between them... Maybe FireFox?)
Not sure if Control-tab was used to switch between tabs on some other app before tabbed browsers...



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Cycle through conversations in Messages
Authored by: prachigauriar on Aug 01, '12 09:45:39AM

You can also use cmd-shift-[ and cmd-shift-], which works in pretty much all browsers for moving between tabs as well. Personally, I find it easier to type too.



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Cycle through conversations in Messages
Authored by: drebes on Aug 01, '12 01:00:23PM

Or just click the Messages icon on the Dock.



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Safari seriously underperforming
Authored by: sbrode2 on Aug 01, '12 08:59:15PM

had to quit using safari,serious failures to load page...extremely frustrating, worst experience I have had with a new release



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Cycle through conversations in Messages
Authored by: jaydisc on Aug 02, '12 04:07:04AM

Or three-finger swipe left and right (with cursor over the window)



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