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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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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Wall paper and geek tool With multiple monitor set up

Does anyone know how to set a desktop wall paper for all the mission control desk tops available as well as for the multiple monitors connected ? I am using a 3 monitor set up but the wall paper ...
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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 ...
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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. ...
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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 ...
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Immobilise Desktops

I want to make my Desktops stay in an order that I want. I want to have my first 3 Desktops locked and others dynamic in example: I'm working on Desktop1. When an app is full screen the app is ...
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Yosemite Change two destops at once

I'm using two screens on Yosemite 10.10.4. When I change desktops, I have to change manually for first screen and then again for the second. Is there any way to change both screens at once? Or make ...
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Hot Corners Yosemite don't work any more

My Macbook Pro (late 2013) running OS X 10.10.4 Yosemite, doesn't respond to Hot Corners any more. Also, if one application is set to full screen, the Finder keeps stuck / doesn't follow if I change ...
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What could cause Mission Control to activate randomly?

It's getting progressively worse over the last couple weeks to the point that I can barely type this question into my browser. I'm running OS X Yosemite with a wireless keyboard and mouse. It seems to ...
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Why keyboard shortcut “ctrl + left” doesn't work?

I'm used to switch between my desktop spaces using ctrl + arrows. But ctrl + ← doesn't work while ctrl + → works fine. Here is my settings:
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How to swipe up into Mission Control and then swipe back down again without lifting fingers?

Okay, weird and sort of unnecessary question, but I'd love some help if you're able. In Mountain Lion, you could swipe up with three fingers into Mission Control and then swipe back down to exit ...
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Full-Screen Auto-Location Change in OS X 10.10

I'm using a MacBook Pro with Retina, currently at OS X 10.10.3. I use it for both personal and work related matters, more often than not, at the same time. As such, I have 6 desktops ready to go at ...
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Disable Mission Control's Hot-Corners via terminal

I love the activated corners in Mission Control and use it all the time, but for the rare occasions when I am playing a game, I would like the active-corner functionality to be disabled. Is there a ...
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Is it possible to change, reduce, or eliminate the “swiping” motion between Desktops in Yosemite? [closed]

I do a lot of swapping back and forth between desktops, and I find the animation very distracting. Can I turn this animation off? How about the "zoom" animation for the Dashboard, Lauchpad, and ...
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Any way to make swipe up and down work consecutively?

In Mountain Lion I could swipe up with three fingers to see all windows and then swipe down without lifting my fingers to go back to the normal screen. From Mavericks, that does not work. I have to ...
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How to completely disable the space-switching animations in Yosemite?

I wonder if there is a way to completely disable the animations when switching from one space to another in Yosemite. Everything I've found so far is for previous versions of OS X. I've tried all of ...
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With 'Displays have separate spaces' checked when I have multiple monitors, could I have both spaces active at the same time?

I already found this thread with a similar question but it's not really what I was looking for. Like the title says, could I have both spaces active at the same time? Because it's really, really ...
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Full screen apps can't be accessed through ctrl + num in mission control

When apps are in fullscreen mode and therefore have their own space. Why can't I access them through ctrl + numpad? All the other spaces are available though
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Mission control and Cmd + Tab not working since Yosemite 10.10.3

I upgraded my OS from Mountain Lion to Yosemite yesterday and now Mission Control and Cmd + Tab aren't working anymore. Clicking mission control icon doesn't do anything, although I still have 4 ...
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Disable Trackpad Gestures on external display

13" mid-2012 MBP OS X 10.9.5 Hey guys, I've had a quick look and couldn't find anything specific to my issue. I'm running a Video DJ Software that pops up its own video screen, and (when connected ...
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Can't switch to full screen apps or evoke Mission Control after sleep

Occasionally when I am working and put my MacBook to sleep, when I wake it up again, I am unable to switch to apps that I have had open in full screen. Similarly, if I open an app after sleep, switch ...
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File assign to a desktop

Can I make that a specific file opens in a specific space? (For instancem can I make that "receipt.pages" document always opens in space 2) (I know that I can make an application open in a specific ...