Command-Tab to minimized windows

We've told you before how to restore a minimized window, or open a new one, from OS X's application switcher (which appears when you hit Command-Tab). (The short version: Press Command-Tab until the application you want is highlighted. Then, while still holding down the Command key, press and hold the Option key.) However, depending on the application, that trick may not work if an application has more than two windows minimized. reader tegholm found a way around that problem:

Use Command-Tab to cycle to the desired application and then, while still holding down Command, press the up or down arrow. This will show the application's windows in Expose. Select the desired window with the arrow keys and press Return to activate it.

This might take a few more keystrokes than the old shortcut. But if you have more than one minimized window in an application, it's a pretty good substitute that doesn't require the mouse. (Note that third-party utilities such as Witch ( ) provide similar functionality, along with many other improvements over OS X's built-in switcher.)

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