Mission Control brings together Exposé, Dashboard, Spaces, and full-screen apps to give you one place to see and navigate everything that's currently open on your Mac. In Mission Control, all of your open windows and spaces are visible, grouped by app

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misson control 3 finger swipe animations not working

I'm running OS X 10.11.5 and every time I swipe upwards or downwards with three fingers there is no animation mission control just appears, I have multiple users on my macbook pro and this problem ...
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OSX El Capitan reset the number of Spaces

Is there a way of "resetting" the number of desktop Spaces in Mission Control in El Capitan? I'm working on a previous co-workers Mac Pro, and somehow mission control has....325 desktop Spaces... I ...
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Any way in OS X to use a keyboard shortcut to switch to a full screen application?

OS X has a feature where you can create a keyboard shortcut for switching to a particular desktop / space. However, there isn't an obvious way to use a keyboard shortcut switch to directly a full ...
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Update Dock after defaults write without `killall` restart

I'm toggling a Mission Control setting with defaults write but the Dock doesn't see the change without restarting via killall Dock. How can I get the Dock to read the updated plist settings without ...
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OS X: Suddenly only one window/application visible at the same time

I have a rather weird problem with my desktop of my MacBook Pro. I use El Capitan 10.11.15. For reasons I don't know I'm no longer able to keep more than one running application visible at the time. ...
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Mission Control to pin different Firefox applications to different desktops

Using Mission Control I create 2 Desktops. If I create 2 different Firefox launcher files (Firefox1.app and Firefox2.app), I want to pin one Firefox1.app to Desktop-1 and Firefox2.app to Desktop-2. So ...
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What determines the “recent document” app/window icons shown in the bottom of an app's Mission Control screen?

What determines the app/window icons shown in the bottom of an app's application-specific Mission Control screen? I know the leftmost ones are the minimized windows (if any) belonging to the app, and ...
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How to have a script restore a desktop spaces default setup (as defined in the script)

Noob here so I might be asking the wrong questions... I'm on El Capitan and I tend to create and dump desktop spaces on the go. I've been trying to write a script that cleans op the Spaces situation, ...
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Mission Control Application Windows Not Updating

I have Yosemite 10.11.3 running. While using some Apple applications, when I hit the shortcut for Mission Control:Application Windows it shows the currently open windows and some recently closed ones ...
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Change Spaces on all connected displays at once

Just a simple question - my day-to-day setup is a MacBook Pro with 2 connected external displays. I want to try to organize my different "tasks" (writing code, testing/web browsing, and notes) into ...
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El Capitan animation direction in Spaces

El Capitan allows switching workspaces in Mission Control view (which shows an overview of all windows) by using 4-finger swipe left/right gesture. However, when invoking Mission control from ...
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Create a new space using a keyboard shortcut

I am aware you can do it from Mission Control by clicking and there is no shortcut available in 'Keyboard'. Are there any ways to do this by using a 3rd party program or Applescript?
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What setting enables split screen mode in OS X El Capitan?

I just started using OS X El Capitan on a new Mac Book Pro. I was looking forward to using split screen mode but I cannot get it to work. I have read online (cnet and apple) that there are two ...
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alt tab on multi monitor setup to move mouse

When having a multi monitor desktop, we pin some applications to a monitor, and when switching between different apps with alt tat mouse still remains in its place and you have to drag it all the way ...
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How to Close Windows in Mission Control of El Capitan?

This feature was previously under ALT when X symbols appeared to windows corners. Now, I see that it has been removed in El Capitan. My settings in Mission control How can you have close-window ...
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How do I enable 3 finger swipe down for App Expose in El Capitan

I have two machines side by side and cannot get the new one to mimic the app expose behavior. 10.10.3 Yosemite - 3 finger down will show all windows in the current app 10.11.3 El Capitan - 3 finger ...
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Selecting a window from Mission Control with the keyboard [duplicate]

I regularly use Mission Control to switch between windows across apps. However currently it requires some use of the mouse or touchpad. I can launch mission control with the keyboard, but I have to ...
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strange mouse' cursor behavior regardless of usb port and mouse

a very strange problem has been bothering me for long time, since when I started to use this mac which is not mine. Often, while I'm moving the mouse the cursor suddenly begin to move randomly. This ...
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Black screen during change of spaces

Using OS X 10.11.3, Mac Pro 5,1, 32GB RAM, Radeon HD 7950 (Sapphire) graphics card w/ 3GB VRAM. I have a multiple monitor setup with displays not having separate Spaces. Usually, when using a shortcut ...
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Show “open application indicator” only for applications active in current desktop

Short version: As I have written in the title, I want to see the "open application indicator" only below the applications that are open in the active desktop. Is this possible? Long version: I had ...
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How to ensure that windows opened from the Dock open in the current Space/Desktop

A Mail window was in the Dock, and I clicked on it to restore it to my current Desktop. Instead of opening where I can see it, it went to some other Desktop, presumably the one it was in when it was ...
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Spontaneous Mission Control invocation

I have a very weird situation that when I start my Macbook, Mission Control is invoked many times for a couple of seconds. Then it stops and everything goes back to normal (occasionally though it ...
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Using Apple's Screen Sharing, can I redirect gestures and keys for controlling Spaces to the shared machine?

I'm using the built in Screen Sharing tool in El Capitan to control an iMac from a Macbook Pro in full screen mode. Everything works beautifully except that many special keys and gestures are ...
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Show Minimized Windows in Mission Control (El Capitan)

This is a possible dupe of Can I get Mission Control to show minimized windows?, but I wanted to get an update on this issue since its now 2015. What I really want is to have Mission Control for non-...
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El Capitan: Prevent Mission Control from Showing App Preview on Mouseover

Currently in El Capitan you get to view the application names when activating Mission Control. Then, upon mouseover, the application preview show and all other names disappear except the name of the ...
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Run application from Dock on the current display on Mac OS

I have 2 displays on my Mac Mini (OS X 10.9.5) with separate workspaces. I would like that applications launched from Dock on the workspace 2 appears on workspace 2 but not at workspace 1. Is it ...
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Dragging a file between desktops in El Capitan

Say you have 5 desktops open in Mission Control in El Capitan. If you select a file to drag it to an app or another folder which lies in a different desktop, Mission Control always takes you to ...
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How to enable desktop zoom with Mission Control

Is there a way to allow your desktop to zoom outward with Mission Control, as it did with Lion through Mavericks? I have Yosemite pre-installed. I'd install Mountain Lion if I could.
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Can we disable the drag window to top of screen Mission Control / Spaces feature in El Capitan?

Open Mission Control Use any of these methods to open Mission Control: .... In OS X El Capitan, drag a window to the top of the screen. https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204100 ...
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How do you force spaces preview to always use a picture in El Capitan?

Since upgrading to El Capitan my spaces previews sometimes are text only, and sometimes are full image previews. It seems to be related to whether or not I initiate Mission Control on a space that is ...
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Dragging away a fullscreen window on Mac

I have recently switched to Mac after using Linux Mint and still getting used to its UX paradigms. Is it possible to: Go on full screen with a window by clicking on the blue dot. Then drag the ...
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I don't want OS X to automatically switch spaces when i launch a new app

I recently converted to OS X(10.10.5) from Linux Mint. I used spaces there and that worked perfect. Now on OS X the following happens, which I just cannot get used to: I have multiple spaces. Let's ...
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Keyboard shortcuts for switching to desktop are not working

I have 3 monitors at my workstation. I want to be able to change to a desktop on a different monitor without having to use my mouse. I was looking into how this could be done and I saw that mission ...
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Mission control el capitan desktop thumbnail

I have recently moved from Snow Leopard to El Capitan, and there is something I'm missing currently and hope it is a gesture I don't know. In Snow Leopard, when looking at all your desktop (Exposés ...
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Yosemite Mission Control does not show desktop bar or add button

On a new Mac Mini with Yosemite, I cannot figure out how to add desktops to Spaces. As far as I can see, the preferences are the same on this new Mac Mini as on my MacBook Pro, but on the MBP, when I ...
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OSX: Disable mission control shortcuts in command+tab app switcher

In short, I do not want to disable mission control, just disable the shortcuts to it within the ⌘+tab app switcher. If you go to the app switcher, you can use the left and right arrow keys to move ...
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Disable shrinking spaces bar in El Capitan

I can't find a single piece of information about my issue. Is it possible to disable the 'feature' that the spaces bar reveals the content only if I hover with the mouse on it? It drives me nuts and I ...
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Is there a way to completely disable Spaces in El Capitan?

Is there a way to completely disable Spaces in El Capitan without turning off Mission Control, Dashboard, etc.? If not, is there a way to disable drag to space? I'm using Cinch and I find it quite ...
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Dock isn't responding to mouse movement in Yosemite when external mouse (Cyborg R.A.T. 5) is attached

For the past few days now, I've come across a peculiar error with my Dock. It won't respond to my mouse moving down to the bottom of the screen until I click it, and when it does, it won't change the ...
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Mission control font is aliased in OS X El Capitan

I just upgraded my Mac to 10.11 and noticed the aliased font in Mission Control. I tried to include a screenshot of it, hope the issue is clear. The font was fine in Yosemite. Is anybody facing ...
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Restore all hidden Windows for all applications?

I have a pretty good idea what direction this question is gonna go, but I'll ask it anyway. Is there any way or workaround to quickly un-hide all hidden applications? By which I mean, applications ...
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Setting default “Spaces” arrangement in El Capitan

I like certain apps to have their own dedicated spaces, and I'm wondering how I can make it so those apps are automatically arranged in a specific order in Mission Control upon being opened. For ...
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El Capitan, expand desktop thumbnails by default in Mission Control

On previous versions of OS X, desktop thumbnails were showing by default in the Mission control. In El Capitan, however, they are collapsed by default and only the names are showing (i.e., Desktop1, ...
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Removing multiple desktops at once in mission control

I tried switching desktops, but the animation was frozen and rendered the system unusable for about a minute or so... I realized I currently have 179 desktops open somehow in mission control which is ...
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Multiple Desktops, how to have them be different?

When I create a new desktop it has all the same crud on it that my original desktop has on it. How do I create a new desktop that's empty, and use that as a new work area... like a new desktop? ...
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Wrong focus when CMD+Tab with multiscreen

If I have: 2 Screens Setting "Displays have separate spaces" ON A Terminal window in each screen (Terminal is just an example, this happens with all apps) Being focused on the Terminal window of ...
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How do I change Mission Control shortcuts from the command line?

I have been trying to figure this out for a long time. I have a pretty typical Mac OS provisioning script: https://gist.github.com/ryanpcmcquen/b2e608311f286a4ab3e1 I would like to change the ...
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Click on Dock should switch to full screen app, but this is broken. How to fix?

Suppose I have a full screen app. I am on a Desktop space. I click on the full screen app's Dock icon, but nothing happens. I would expect the system to switch to that full screen app. I vaguely ...
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How to preserve wallpaper on secondary monitor after reboot

This problem began when I upgraded to Yosemite. I have two monitors connected to my Mac Pro. Primary monitor uses default wallpaper, and secondary monitor uses a different wallpaper (solid gray). ...
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How to drop files from Desktop to Finder windows in a sane way?

I know this question looks like a joke, but I've been using Macbooks for a few years and I've never found the right way of dropping files from Desktop to other windows. Imagine this scenario: I'm on ...