Restore a Minimized OS X Window

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In OS X you can swap between applications in a similar way to Windows (Alt+Tab on Windows, ⌘+Tab on OS X) however there’s one important difference - Windows swaps between all open windows, but OS X only swaps between apps.  The problem is that in OS X you can switch to the right application but the window you want can be minimized.

To restore the window from the dock you need to:

  1. Hold ⌘
  2. Press Tab until the correct app is highlighted
  3. Hold ⌥
  4. Release ⌘
  5. Release ⌥

It’s a bit tricky but you soon get the hang of it and it’s easier than picking up the mouse :-)