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While using Mission Control and pressing Control ⌃+, I get the tiled view of all the applications in that particular desktop. Is there a keyboard shortcut to choose an application in this view?

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A similar question at Super User – user495470 Jun 21 '12 at 16:06
I tried a variety of key combos but to no avail. I'm not sure that it is possible... – Jonathan Miller Jun 21 '12 at 16:21
I think so too. Thank you @Jonathan. I will keep this question open and will try to see if there are other workarounds. – uncaught_exceptions Jun 21 '12 at 16:30
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Try hyperswitch ( - you can switch between windows only from current desktop.

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No. I haven't found any, but that's not surprising. Mission Control was provided for mouse / touch interaction. Have you tried using Command ⌘+Tab for app switching and Command ⌘+`for window switching?

They are much more efficient if you're interested in keeping your hands on the keys.

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Command + Tab switches over all the open application. If there is a way to sandbox that behavior to a particular desktop, it will be much more useful. It is also surprising that there is a lack of consistency. Arrow keys works, while working with multiple windows of same application. – uncaught_exceptions Jun 25 '12 at 14:36
Okay. Now that is doable. Visit System Preferences-> Mission Control and uncheck When Switching to an application, switch to a space with open windows for the application. See this SuperUser link for more details. – ephsmith Jun 25 '12 at 14:52
For window switching on a German keyboard, use Command + > – what Sep 3 '12 at 20:11
@uncaught_exceptions try HyperSwitch - you can switch between windows only from current desktop – SuitUp Jun 3 at 16:52
@SuitUp, can you make it an answer? I think it needs to be the accepted answer – uncaught_exceptions Jul 10 at 4:52

You can type the name of the window (not the name of the app) and it will select the windows in mission control that matchs. What I don't know how to swicth between all the coincidences.

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It doesn't work on el capitan, right? :/ – SuitUp May 26 at 22:58

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