Ask Different is a question and answer site for power users of Apple hardware and software. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

Is there a way to get OS X 10.5-type Expose for windows, on OS X 10.7?

I've found the new "Mission Control", but I haven't figured out how to get it to show me all my windows, like before. It shows me all my applications, but all the windows are piled on top of each other. If I "swipe up" on one of the piles, the windows scoot apart a little ways, so I can see about 3 of them, but of course that means the one I'm looking for is invariably on the bottom of the pile, still.

Is there any way to get Expose for windows (rather than applications), like OS X used to have?

share|improve this question

You can turn on App Expose (for some reason in preferences it's not on by default) with a 4 finger gesture which is far better than peeking at window groupings within Mission Control.

share|improve this answer
Hmm, interesting. So I can get Expose for apps-on-this-space, or one-app's-windows-everywhere. But what I really want is all-windows-in-this-space (because grouping by Spaces is the whole point of having Spaces). I might end up marking this as The Answer, but I'll hold out a bit further to see if somebody has a better one... – Ken Apr 30 '12 at 23:02

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.