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shortcut for switching browser windows?

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I urgently ;-) need a shortcut to switch between open browser windows. It seems to be one of the basic ones, but is nowhere to be found.

Solutions using Tilde do not work for me becuse it's not available on my Apple keyboard.

Why not use Command +< or Command + > respectively, like many other apps do?

And why not at least let me configure that in a simple fashion myself???

Thanks for any solution!

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Switching between windows is done by the operating system you are using, not Firefox.

Fortunately, Mac OS has a keyboard shortcut that you can use to change between open windows. Command + Tab and Command + Shift + Tab will allow you to change back and forth between open windows. On Mac laptops, swiping the touchpad with three fingers should also make a list of open windows appear.

On Windows, the shortcut to change windows is to use the Windows Key + Tab shortcut and select the desired window with the arrow keys or the mouse.

On many Linux distributions, the shortcut is Alt + Tab.

Hope this helps.


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Multiple Instances of Firefox are not considered separate processes, and Alt + Tab will show only one Fireball on a Mac regardless of how many windows a user has open. This is true for multiple windows of any application running on a Mac. This behavior is not the same as MS-Windows.

Modified by Francis


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