Quickly Switch Between Two Applications

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The following video explain an Mac automation for how I quickly switch back and forth between applications. This tip is for those who are already familiar with BetterTouchTool and Keyboard Maestro.

Keyboard Maestro Macro

Here’s the set up for Keyboard Maestro macro. I assigned a hotkey, and then mapped that hotkey to the BetterTouchTool finger gesture.

Keyboard Maestro macro


BetterTouchTool Trigger

For the BetterTouchTool set up, you can assign a different finger gesture if you like. I found that the 3 Finger Clickswipe Up worked best. (See my course about BetterTouchTool for more tips like this one.)

BetterTouchTool action


Your Mac Automation Tip?

If you have a quick tip or workflow you would like to share, contact me and I will send you the guidelines for setting it up the article.

Let me know if you found this tip useful.


  • So this work however if the app being switched to is not in the current ‘space’ or on the current ‘desktop’ if you will then the mac does not switch to that space / desktop which is, of course , essential. Any idea as to how to force the mac to move to the space with the active window?.Thanks.

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