This does indeed answer my question. Btw, here goes two nice references for Mac shortcuts: danrodney. I just tried this on Yosemite, and it didn't work for me or on my workmates computer.
Or am I just super unco-ordinated. AshCooman If the application window is in full-screen mode, you need to exit that mode first. AshCooman This also does not work for me on macOS It brings up the menu bar of the selected app, but not the window of the app. MarcH 6 6 bronze badges.
Steve S Steve S 6 6 silver badges 3 3 bronze badges. That's really nice! This is the best option if you have multiple windows open and need to choose which one to restore.
This is the answer, not: "use Hide". I know all about "hiding" and use it often. I don't want to "hide" the entire browser; I want to minimize only the email window, and occasionally restore it [quickly with a keyboard shortcut]. The focus starts out in the row of minimized windows and old documents, even though there is no visible highlight; once you press left or right arrow the first one is highlighted and focused.
I think this is a better way of doing things.
Just hide the apps that you are not using at the moment. I do not know if there is a difference in resource usage between Hiding and Minimizing and app. I prefer this method over the above one.
Hopefully I was able to make some sense. William Macdonald William Macdonald 2 2 bronze badges. Dave Verwer Dave Verwer 1 1 silver badge 6 6 bronze badges.
Works with Mountain Lion. How do you focus on the application using the keyboard?
This answers the question. But the hide function requires fewer keystrokes and is therefore preferable. Works on Yosemite, brings Chrome too. Jawa 2, 5 5 gold badges 17 17 silver badges 25 25 bronze badges. If you could expand your list that would be great.
Alas, these are the only ones I've found so far. The "problem" with web browsers the other commonly used app for which I wish there were a simple shortcut is that you can have multiple windows, which means the app wouldn't know which to pull up in the case of multiple minimized windows.
I suppose the same principle holds for apps like those in MS Office. I've only checked this with the 5 apps I have open but it works in each of them. Benedict Cohen Benedict Cohen 1 1 silver badge 7 7 bronze badges. Allan Bayraktar T. Bayraktar 11 1 1 bronze badge. Usman Farooqi Usman Farooqi I think you used it in safari that too with single window open. It does restore such case of Safari but is not a global solution.
My Most Embarrassing Mistakes as a Programmer so far. When you really need to focus or make the most of limited screen real estate on a laptop, go Full Screen. Done with full screen? Thanks to DrFrot for the reminder of this one.
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They are stuck on the dock until clicked on.
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In windoze you can simply alt-tab through the list of all apps, open or minimized. Dave, per Tip 1 above, one can easily cycle through multiple open windows of any application via Command — tilde. One thing that gives me fits is if I minimize a window, and send it to the dock, how do I get that window back to active? Name required. Mail will not be published required. All Rights Reserved. Reproduction without explicit permission is prohibited.
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