How to Set Key to Switch to Browser

By Xah Lee. Date: . Last updated: .

This page shows you how to set a function key to switch to your favorite app. For example, set F8 to switch to browser.

There are 2 or 3 apps you use all the time. So, it's nice to set a single key to switch to them.

What is wrong with Alt+Tab?

Alt+Tab or ⌘ command+Tab are inferior, because:

If you set a single F key to switch to a specific app, it becomes muscle memory.

Mac OS

Use QuickSilver. See Mac Keyboard Tools

Microsoft Windows

AutoHotkey: Switch or Launch App

Linux

Linux: Add Keyboard Shortcut to Switch App