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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Changing dashboard space

I realized the other day that I never use the dashboard and had no desire to. So I decided to disable it. But I feel as if the 3 finger swipe to the right that had displayed it is now wasted. Can ...
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Sorting through windows that are grouped together

I have a number of open windows that belong to the same program (preview). I would like to easily and quickly flick between these open windows, but I have found this frustratingly difficult to do ...
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Full-screen apps and desktop arrangements

The picture above is a screenshot from Mission Control showing the desktop and full-screen apps. The problem is that I want a different arrangement. I want the order to be Safari-Desktop-iTunes. I ...
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How can I stop by External Display from switching “Spaces”

Somehow I enabled my mac to have these "spaces" and I always have a second "desktop" - I don't know how to get rid of it. However, either when no apps are open or if there is a fullscreen app, I do ...
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Mission Control view programme icons missing. How can I get them back?

When you hit F3 on the keyboard, Mission Control is opening, displaying all active windows in a miniaturized version neatly ordererd. When my Mac OSX 10.8 was newly installed some month ago, there ...
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Dock/Expose not working, Desktop stuck with gray background (Lion)

I am running Mac OS X 10.7.5 and the Dock/Mission Control/Desktop functionality is totally broken. My dock is not present after startup so I have to start all applications from Spotlight. I can't ...
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Spaces (Mission Control) jumps to a space but won't stay there

I have two spaces. When I try to jump from the left space to the right one using the swipe gesture, the right space shows briefly but then the screen immediately jumps back to the left. As a result, ...
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Keyboard shortcut within Mission Control for choosing a specific application window?

I use Mountain Lion and want to know if there are keyboard shortcuts for moving around and choosing a particular application window within a given active desktop in Mission Control. I chose an option ...
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Show desktop keyboard shortcut doesn't work

I have F5 key bound to the show desktop shortcut in keyboard shortcuts. However when I press F5 on the keyboard (with fn on the built in keyboard, or with/without fn on the Apple wireless keyboard), ...
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How to disable Mission Control shortcut?

I often use IDE's for editing and the shortcut for mission control interferes with my shortcuts within aptana and or other editors. Is there a way to disable the apple shortcut (control+▲) for osx ...
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where can i remove desktop in mission control?

In mission control, I can add a desktop by pushing the button on the top right. How do i remove a desktop? Or where in my system preferences do i look to do this?
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Can't assign some apps to a desktop .. what's wrong?

Usually, when I right-click on an app in the dock, I can assign it to a specific desktop/space. However, there are some apps where I don't have this option. (I've noticed it for CrashPlan and ...
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Automatically change OS X desktop background for all desktops + monitors?

Summary. Automation changes desktop background for all (virtual) desktops, but no all monitors. How to do it for all monitors? Details. This blog entry discusses how to automatically change ...
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Mission Control occasionally freezing computer and garbling screen content

Every so often (usually when I have a ton of windows open) I trigger mission control and I get this: I have to do a complete restart of the computer in order to resume. This happened to me on ...
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How can I have Mission control, but just for one application?

I have tons of windows open, and would like Mission control to only show the windows for one application. How can I do that? Note: I know that I can "scroll up" on the bundled windows for a ...
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Multi-Monitor Mac — Possible to keep one screen static in Mission Control?

I have a rMBP and a Thunderbolt display, and I love using both displays simultaneously. I also use Mission Control to have several separate work spaces. What I would love is for a way to have my ...
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App or Script to Move a Window Between Desktops With Only a Keyboard Shortcut?

I need a way to move a window between desktops in Lion/Mountain Lion with a keyboard shortcut only (i.e. no mouse involvement). From this similar question, I'm aware that it can be done by holding ...
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How to prevent dock auto-hiding setting from changing?

I prefer to keep the dock "auto-hiding" setting on so that the dock is always hidden unless I mouse over it. I am aware of both the setting in "dock preferences" and the keyboard shortcut (⌥⌘D). ...
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Right click on Dock icons in Mission Control

When I right click on an icon in the Dock, I get a menu as usual (New Window, Options, Quit, etc.). When I right click an an icon in the Dock in Mission Control nothing happens. How can I enable the ...
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Animations are choppy and jerky after a day (Mountain Lion)

After my 13" MacBook Pro (2010) has been on/sleeping for a day, the changing desktop animation and mission control gets choppy. Only a reboot fixes this problem and it stays good for several hours. ...
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Remove shift key augmentation for Mission Control animation

I recently upgraded to Mountain Lion and all of a sudden my key bindings for Sublime Text 2 multi-selection editing are no longer working. Specifically, I had key bindings set up for ...
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Applescript to turn off Mission Control in OS X 10.7

I found most of the below on https://discussions.apple.com/thread/3046230?start=0&tstart=0, but I believe it relates to OSX10.6 (or earlier) given that Mission control seems to have replaced ...
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Dragging a window to a space doesn't work the first time

In Mountain Lion (at least, maybe elsewhere too): Enter Mission Control to see all windows, and all spaces. Drag a window or a stack of windows to a space For me, the first attempt at this fails ...
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Switch windows in Mission control with the keyboard [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to choose a application without using the mouse in Lion Mission Control? Is there any way so switch between windows in Mission Control without using the mouse? In ...
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Lion/Mountain Lion Mission Control used with CTRL+# (10.6 Spaces-like)

Is there a way to still use Control+# (e.g. Control+1, Control+2, ...) to switch to a particular Desktop? In Spaces' parlance: to a particular Space? I have difficulties swiping the trackpad and could ...
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What is causing a black screen while switching spaces on Mountain Lion?

On Lion I used to see the next space wallpaper while pressing Control + → to switch desktops. But on Mountain Lion I see a Black Screen until the transition is complete. Is it just me who is facing ...
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Mission Control bug on Mountain Lion: Dragging Windows to Desktops Fails Regularly

When I activate Mission Control and try to drag drag, say, two windows to another desktop, the first drag works fine. I can drag the window to the other desktop's thumbnail, which darkens, and then ...
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Is It Possible to Interact With the Windows in Mission Control?

Is it possible to use the windows shown in Mission Control? For example, let's say I have Safari window opened and I want to scroll the page up/down while in Mission Control - is that possible? If ...
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How to use LaunchPad and Mission Control on Mountain Lion with an external keyboard

I am using an external (generic) keyboard. I just switched from Snow Leopard to Mountain Lion. On Snow Leopard, I could pull up Expose by pressing F2 on my external keyboard, but now I can't. Is ...
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Trackbar Gesture for Mission Control / Spaces: Two fingers + click

Up until Snow Leopard I was using a simple shortcut to navigate through Spaces (Desktops). Two fingers plus click would present Spaces and allow me to select desktop and/or window effortlessly. So my ...
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spaces and dual monitor: separate setup for each monitor?

I have two monitors and I would like to handle the virtual spaces separately on each. I.e. changing the space on one monitor shouldn't change the space on the other. (I wonder why this isn't even the ...
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How do I avoid inadvertently switching workspaces?

I keep accidentally dragging windows into other workspaces on my Macbook Air running OS X Lion. Can I disable dragging into other workspaces or make doing so more difficult?
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Speed up the transition between spaces?

Is it possible to speed up the transition between spaces? I often open my applications in full screen mode but I would like the transition to be a bit faster, is there a way to speed this up (i.e. ...
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How to choose a application without using the mouse in Lion Mission Control?

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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Cmd+3, Cmd+4 not working!

I've been using Command ⌘+1~4 shortcuts for switching spaces on older versions of OS X. But after upgrading to Lion (10.7.4), Command ⌘+3 and Command ⌘+4 do not work! I need them to switch tabs in ...
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Making all application windows stay fullscreen on relaunch

I usually have 4+ fullscreen windows open whenever I use Xcode 4. When I quit Xcode, and reopen it, only one or two of the windows open as fullscreen, and the rest all open in a single desktop as ...
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AdobePDFViewerNPAPI shows up in Mission Control

When I open a PDF document in Safari and then go into Mission control, I see a window with different kinds of artifacts (e.g. horizontal black lines on a white background) and it's titled ...
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Switching between windows of one application in multiple spaces

I know you can use command + ` to switch between windows in one program in one space. But this is only in the one space, if you have other windows from the same App in different spaces ... it won't ...
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How can I disable gestures on a particular workspace?

Is it possible to disable trackpad gestures I don't want to trigger on a particular workspace? I have virtualbox fullscreen on one of my workspaces and I'd like for mouse gestures to not trigger when ...
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OSX Lion Spaces & desktop files

When I switch between spaces, after the transition effect the files on the previous desktop fade back in, so that the same files are on every desktop. Is it possible to keep separate files on ...
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Can I make hot corners require a mouse click to be triggered?

I love the "Hot corners" concept. However, it happens very often that I trigger them accidentally. Is there a built-in way to add a "click" requirement to a hot corner? ie. I have to move the mouse ...
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Change a Mac Mission Control wallpaper using the terminal

I can use Automater to change the wallpaper of the current "space" im in, but I can't tell it to change another space. Any thoughts?
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Which service or application is responsible for Mission Control?

From time to time I get my OS X bugging up like this: I tried restarting Finder, Dock or WindowServer processes to no avail. Has anyone encountered this? May be there is a service or an app that I ...
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Is there a trick to making Adobe products play nice with Mission Control?

I really love Mission Control but at times some of my programs (Illustrator and Photoshop in particular) won't always minimize to the Mission Control view.
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Shortcut to move windows between Mission Control spaces?

I can switch to another desktop by pressing CTRL-RIGHT or CTRL-LEFT. Can I also somehow take the active window with me to the new active desktop (similar to Ubuntu/Unity)?
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How do I make Command+Tab only bring the active window for an application to the foreground?

When I switch to an application using ⌘ + tab, all the open windows for that application are brought forward (usually covering other windows in other apps that I want to see). I would like only the ...
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Disabling Mission Control (OR making plist changes take effect immediately)

EDIT: I have just realized that what I'm talking about isn't a default feature in Lion. I probably added the commands via an article like this (scroll down to "Gestures and keyboard shortcuts"). So ...
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How to reset the MissionControl/Expose/Spaces settings to defaults on Lion?

I set Mission Control to "Show Application Windows" (Expose) with a mouse button or hot corner. Great, it shows all of the windows of the current foreground app across all spaces/desktops. ...
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New Apps Windows with Mission Control

I am using Mission Control to help manage my various Desktops. Each time I request a new window for an app, the new window will open in the Desktop where the last instance of app was used. I want the ...
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How can I get Safari to open in desktop instead of its own space?

When I open Safari, it opens in its own application desktop, instead of in one of Lion's desktops. The problem this creates is that I have to keep on changing back and forth to the desktop which ...