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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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 ...
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What happened to Exposé?

Before Lion I used Exposé daily. Now with Lion it's gone and Mission Control is in its place. Now when I use MC it groups all my open pages instead of showing each page. This is kind of a pain when ...
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How do I play DVDs fullscreen on an external monitor in Lion?

MacbookPro6,2 running Mac OS Lion 10.7.2 attempting to run a DVD fullscreen on an external monitor. My laptop display is primary, but I would like the DVD to run fullscreen on the External (a lovely ...
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Hot Corners for Mission Control stop working

I set the upper right corner of the screen as a Hot Corner to activate Mission Control. However, some time after setting it, the Hot Corner stops working. Keyboard shortcuts still work. Going back ...
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prevent desktops/fullscreen windows from being re-ordered

When an application gains focus, it can change the order of desktops in mission control. In my mind, this creates some very confusion animations. Can we force desktops to stay in their order? Can ...
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How do I find the current Mission Control space number from the command line?

Is there any way to determine the number of the currently active Mission Control space/desktop in Mac OS X Lion from the command line?
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Can I make the Launchpad key (F4) on my new Macbook Pro toggle Mission Control instead?

I will never use Launchpad, however I really like Mission Control. I'd love to disable the Launchpad feature and make my F4 key toggle Mission Control instead. F3 does that already, however I'd like ...
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OSX Lion 10.7.1 - Safari, Textedit or Stickies in separate Mission Control Desktops

I have various Safari windows, TextEdit docs, and Stickies notes that relate to different things (e.g. work, home). I want to split these across two Mission Control desktops depending on what they are ...
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Using Mission Control to switch between Safari and a full-screen Keynote presentation

I'm on a MacBook Pro running Lion. During a Keynote presentation that's running in full screen, I'd like to be able to switch to a different desktop with the four-finger-swipe gesture to demonstrate a ...
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Mission Control has no spaces, background image doesn't change and Launchpad background is dark

I just ran a system update on Lion and after the reboot I got issues with Mission Control. Namely, When I trigger Mission Control, it only shows windows on current space and doesn't provide a way ...
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Closing a window in Mission Control

Is it possible to close a window within the Mission Control interface? E.g. by highlighting a window and perform a keyboard/mouse shortcut?
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Continuous Scrolling Through Desktops on Lion

I have a few desktops set up in mac and and browser with my calendar and mail in full screen mode. In total I normally have 3 running. I also have custom hotkey to quickly scroll through the ...
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How Do I Change The Desktop Order in Mission Control? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it possible to reorder spaces in Lion? Currently, it doesn't seem possible to just drag and drop the desktops to change their order. Is there any other way of doing ...
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Is there a shortcut to add/remove spaces?

With Snow Leopard one chose the number of Spaces before hand (in preferences); in Lion one must create spaces one by one. Are there shortcuts to create & remove Spaces/Desktops?
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The Function (fn) key keeps bringing up Mission Control. How do I disable it?

(fn) Function Key keeps bringing up Mission Control. How do I disable it? I have looked all around and have found no answers? any ideas?
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Speed up Mission Control Preview Animation

Once in Mission Control, I like to able to preview the contents of each the Desktops in the larger preview section instead of only relying on the thumbnail view. You can accomplish this by entering ...
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How do I assign a Razer DeathAdder Black Edition key to Mission Control?

I have purchased a Razer DeathAdder Black Edition mouse, and the latest Mac driver I can find for it is 1.00. The possible assignments for the side buttons don't seem to have Mission Control buttons ...
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'Show Desktop' Mission Control/Expose Not Functioning

I have recently upgraded to OS X Lion. I have mapped the keys via Mission Control preFpane as follows: F9 is 'Mission Control', F10 is 'Show Desktop'. F11 is 'Application Windows' F9 and F11 works as ...