Restricting Command+tab options to only apps that are in the current space
Edit : The initial approved solution is no more legitimate for Mavericks. I am maintaining it approved for historic factors, yet all viewers making use of Mavericks need to make use of and also up - ballot this answer.
By default, pushing ⌘+tab will certainly present a checklist of all open applications. I would certainly such as that checklist to just include applications in the existing room, or at the very least offer top priority to applications with home windows in the existing room. To put it simply, I would certainly such as OS X to resemble the actions of the majority of X window managers relative to their workspaces/virtual desktop computers.
Below is my instead lengthy - weary description of why I desire this:
I have disabled spaces' auto-switching, and also I've mapped each room to a ⌘+space # faster way. As a whole, I generally have one application open per room, made best use of. Given that I actually just ever before have a fifty percent - loads approximately applications open any time, I can conveniently switch over in between them in constant time with my left hand. The trouble is that I occasionally do have 2 or 3 home windows from various applications open in the very same room ( as an example , I usually have a PDF viewers open in the very same room as my internet internet browser). Allow is claim I have an incurable open precede 1 and also both an internet internet browser and also Preview open precede 2. If I remain in the incurable and afterwards determine I intend to open a website, I switch over to Space 2, where the internet internet browser has emphasis. I after that intend to get in touch with a PDF that is open in Preview, which remains in the very same Space yet whose window lags the internet internet browser. If I struck ⌘+tab, nonetheless, the first alternative will certainly be to take me back to Terminal precede 1 (given that Terminal most lately had emphasis). In the most awful instance, I will certainly need to cycle via all n open applications by repetitively pushing ⌘+tab so as to get to Preview. I desire the first hit to ⌘+tab to bring me to the next application with home windows in the existing room, i.e. , Preview.
I recognize that making use of Exposé is the extra "Apple" means of taking care of these scenarios, yet I intend to stay clear of needing to grab the computer mouse. I recognize I can additionally make use of the arrowhead keys to select a window in Exposé, once again that breaks my psychological version of the window layering, will certainly set up a cognitive responses loop in the option, and also will certainly call for worst instance log ( n ) keystrokes. Regarding I recognize, there is no constant - time means of switching over to a details application in the existing work space making use of just the keyboard.
control+F4. Cycles via the applications because Space.
(I in fact have this mapped to control+` ; which I locate less complicated to bear in mind, being close to the cmd+` ; to cycle via an application is windows.)
To transform the key-board faster way, most likely to the Keyboard choices, Keyboard Shortcuts, and also Keyboard & Text Input. It is the 'Move emphasis to energetic or next window' alternative.
(Edit to deal with the keyboard shortcuts ; I really did not become aware that the backtick personality had not been turning up.)
Pressing ⌃F4 will certainly do what you are requesting for, yet you could get carpal passage while doing so.
Simply from reviewing your instance, it seems like you might in fact be seeking ⌘⇧⇥, which cycles via applications in reverse order, hence reducing the variety of times you push ⇥ in fifty percent.
Provided, that is not be a constant time remedy, yet I assume you'll locate that the outcome of ⌘⇥ is the application you intend to concentrate on 70% of the moment, and also ⌘⇧⇥ is the application you intend to concentrate on 28% of the moment.
You can attempt with Switché. They make believe that "Switché functions wonderful with Spaces and also has the ability to present Space number badges". As I'm not making use of Spaces I can not validate neither ill yet it deserves the shot.
See remarks listed below.