Mac Workaround for Firefox Popup Bug in Gordita

As I mentioned, Gordita has a problem on Firefox 2.0. Here’s a workaround for Mac folks so you don’t have to leave the keyboard.

What you’d like is a key combo that’ll switch from the current Firefox window to the one that just opened behind it. Unlike the PC where all windows are created equal and alt-tab will cycle between them, on the Mac command-tab cycles between applications. If an application has multiple windows open, only the focus window can be switched to with command-tab.

Turns out you can use command-` — that’s command-backquote on OS X to cycle between windows of the current application. When your Gordita pops up the del.icio.us window behind the focus window, hit command-` and assuming you had no other Firefox windows open, it’ll cycle your little del.icio.us window to the top.

I hope this is sufficient to dissuade Blake Burris and others from fiddling w/ Minefield. I tried that thing and I do not recommend going there. Most extensions don’t work and it has other odd bugs.

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4 Responses to Mac Workaround for Firefox Popup Bug in Gordita

  1. The link to the ‘gordita’ page above appears to go to a bad page.

  2. bill.burcham says:

    Mkay, I fixed the problem.

  3. Pingback: Bill Burcham’s memeRocket :: Gordita = del.icio.us Tagging for Google Reader

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