In Mac OSX this is alt + ~
Is there an equivalent for Elementary? I didn't see it as an option in the key

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If you have a US Keyboard Alt+Tab cycles through all the windows.

And yes, to cycle within a tabbed application:

  • Firefox:Ctrl+tab (forwards) Ctrl+Shift+tab (backwards)
  • Files: Ctrl+tab (forwards) Ctrl+Shift+tab (backwards)

PS: I think shortcuts can also depend upon the application used.

  • Feel free to update this answer and improve it. Dec 24, 2019 at 3:03

Afaik, there isn't a keyboard shortcut for that, presumably because of how workspaces are implemented.


Workspaces provide an alternative for some workflows and though I make heavy use of them for different purposes I have not found them to be an efficient alternative to [Alt + ` ] for cycling through windows of the same application in my daily workflow.

I use a python script invoked by a custom keyboard shortcut as outlined in the code comments to accomplish this. This has worked well on Juno and Hera.

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