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Changing display focus

Discussion in 'Mac OS' started by Rafa, Sep 15, 2009.

  1. Rafa

    Rafa Senior member

    Hey guys,

    Is there a feature similar to the "tab key focus" for changing display focus? I use two displays and it sure would be great to switch from one to another with one key command.

  3. EdgarRothermich

    EdgarRothermich Senior member

    If your two display are connected to one computer then you don't "switch" between them. OSX treats them as one big screen where you can arrange your windows. The arrangement of the screens is set it the System Preferences and it doesn't matter if you use two or eight displays.

    If you have a display connected to multiple computers via a display switch then you actually "switch" the display between computers but this has nothing to do with key focus.
  4. Janne

    Janne Member

    In most OSX applications CMD+< or > moves focus from one window to the next...

    So if You put one Arrange window on one screen and a mixer on the other this key combo will move focus between them!

  5. peterlemer

    peterlemer Senior member

    CMD+< or > doesn't do anything here - I'd love it to - so what must I check?

  6. Janne

    Janne Member

    Just in Logic or in any application, i.e. Safari?
  7. peterlemer

    peterlemer Senior member

    In Safari, too. CMD < or > toggles page reload.
    In this text box, it places the cursor at beginning or end of line of text

  8. Janne

    Janne Member

    OK, I see.

    When I wrote CMD < & > I didn't mean the arrow keys but rather the keys '<' & '>'. (these are on the left side on my Swedish keyboard)
  9. peterlemer

    peterlemer Senior member

    the only other keys like that that i have are secondary keys above the ',' & '.' just to the left of my right shift key

  10. Janne

    Janne Member

    Yup, have You tried 'em?

    In Your case it would be CMD+Shift+, & .
  11. peterlemer

    peterlemer Senior member

    > In Your case it would be CMD+Shift+, & .

    when I tried that in Safari with windows open in each monitor nothing happened

    It looks to me like there's a shortcut pref that I must've disabled - any ideas?

  12. ibt

    ibt New Member

    In the Key Commands window, under Global Commands, assign the unused Cycle Through Windows command to whatever key or key combo you fancy
  13. MrTacos

    MrTacos New Member

    i dont see how command < could do anything on a US-en keyboard, because command-, is the default in most apps for show preferences. Cmd-shift-[arrows] changes windows in many OS X apps, as does Cmd-`. In Safari e.g. the former changes tabs and the latter changes windows. In Logic with the US-en default key commands, cmd-shift-arrows is already used for moving the Cycle locators, but Cmd-` does cycle through open windows.

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