Disabling the Command+Tab App switcher in OSX

Posted by: MacGizmo

Disabling the Command+Tab App switcher in OSX - 07/24/03 07:07 AM

Text stolen from MacFixIt. I've been looking for a solution for this problem. Quark XPress users will rejoice at getting their tool-switching ability back!<br><br>The keyboard combination "Command-Tab" is used in Mac OS X to switch between currently running applications in a successive fashion. However, this keystroke is also utilized by some third-party applications like Adobe Illustrator and QuarkXpress (depending on your configuration) to switch between toolsets and perform other functions. <br><br>Fortunately, there is a two-punch shareware combination that will disable the "Command-Tab" function, allowing it to be freely used by other apps. <br><br>PullTab is an Application Enhancer module (APE) for Unsanity's APE system allows you to reclaim the Command-Tab and Command-Shift-Tab keystrokes from the MacOS X Dock. You must have Unsanity APE installed to use PullTab. <br><br>If you miss the ability to switch between applications with a keystroke, there are a number of shareware utilities that will allow you to do so without the "Command-Tab" function. Some of our favorites: <br> <br>App Switcher 0.9.8; 140 KB<br>LiteSwitch X 2.0; 635 KB<br>PopApp 1.0; 70 KB<br>Yapasu 1.0b1; 85 KB<br><br>
Posted by: DaddyMac

Re: Disabling the Command+Tab App switcher in OSX - 07/24/03 07:20 AM

I want my 'Step and Repeat' tool back in Quark, rather than having the dock disappear on me...<br><br>[color:red]DaddyMac's MP3 to AAC conversion: left to go...</font color=red>
Posted by: MacGizmo

Re: Disabling the Command+Tab App switcher in OSX - 07/24/03 07:24 AM

Unfortunately, I'm stuck using Quark at work for another few months until the agency completely switches over to InDesign. But there are other apps that are hampered by the Cmnd+Tab problem, so this was a very welcome "fix" in my book!<br><br>
Posted by: DaddyMac

Re: Disabling the Command+Tab App switcher in OSX - 07/24/03 07:39 AM

Must be hell, huh? <br><br>[color:red]DaddyMac's MP3 to AAC conversion: left to go...</font color=red>