Alt Tab behaviour on MacOS

Alt+tab on Mac's window manager is weird

Published: Tuesday, Jul 20, 2021 Last modified: Monday, Jul 15, 2024

  1. Cmd + Tab to highlight app
  2. Press Option + unpress Cmd to bring highlighted app’s window to focus


  1. Cmd + Tab to select app.
  2. Hold Cmd key and press Down arrow key.
  3. Use arrow keys to select window (you can release Cmd key now) then press Return to active it.