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10.3: Switch Terminal window focus with mouse movement
Authored by: osxpounder on Oct 31, '03 03:25:00PM

On my 10.3 box, CMD-> and CMD-< do not cycle windows, at least not in some apps.

In Safari, CMD-< brings up its Preferences; same thing happens in Terminal and in Finder. In Terminal, CMD-> looks like it does the same thing as pressing the ENTER key.


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10.3: Switch Terminal window focus with mouse movement
Authored by: babbage on Nov 19, '03 03:02:27PM

He didn't literally mean the [>] (greater than) and [<] (less than) keys -- he meant the left & right arrows. If you go into the "Window" menu under, the relevant keystrokes should be indicated for you:

    [cmd]+[right arrow]  next terminal
    [cmd]+[left arrow]   previous terminal
    [cmd]+[M]            minimize window to dock
    [cmd]+[1]            go to terminal/tty 1
    [cmd]+[2]            go to terminal/tty 2
    [cmd]+[3]            go to terminal/tty 3

Etc. That last set is especially useful, particularly if you've gone into's "Window Settings..." option menu, then the "Window" subsection in that dialog box, and checked off "Command key" as one of the window titlebar options.

If you keep your terminal windows just barely overlapping, so that the titlebars are all cascaded and you can see at least part of the left (preferably) or right margin of the window, then you can quickly see & jump to any currently open window by hitting [cmd]+[number key of that window] -- and if the window you want is currently minimized to the dock, it'll pop back onto the desktop too. Useful trick.


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