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Mission Control brings together Exposé, Dashboard, Spaces, and full-screen apps to give you one place to see and navigate everything running on your Mac.

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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 ...
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Move full screen apps?

Is it possible to move full screen apps in Mission Control to be at the beginning, (before space #1)?
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buggy mission control shortcuts

I am having an issue where somehow lion decided that the F1 shortcut should be mapped to opening mission control on my 2011 mbp. This is a problem because I had F1 mapped to desktop 4 (don't ask) ...
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Application appearing on all spaces in Lion

I had a couple of applications set up to be on all spaces when I was running on Snow Leopard, but now that I'm on Lion I want to turn that off. I can't work out how to do it. Does anyone know how? ...
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Used to be possible in Snow Leopard to move an app between `desktops` with a keyboard shortcut?

You could assign a keyboard shortcut to move the app with focus to a specific desktop. Can't find this in Lion. Anyone know if it's still possible?
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Full Screen Mail.app with other windows in other Desktops - Lion

I use Mail.app in full screen mode quite frequently. However, I often like to open up and individual message for a task I'm working on and move it to a different Desktop. Opening up a message in ...
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What will cause spaces to rearrange in Lion?

I'm having a hard time figuring out what constitutes as "recent use" in Lion that will cause spaces to rearrange(I have the "automatically rearrange spaces based on recent use" box checked). I use ...
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Is there a keyboard shortcut to jump directly to a particular full screen app in Lion?

When you full screen an application in Lion, it "flies out" of the desktop space it started in, and winds up at the end of the spaces list (assuming you have turned off auto-arranging). As a result ...
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When ever I press right shift it show Desktop, but in the setting 'Show Desktop' is set to Control Down

And when I assign other command to left shift it display error, and when I press the sign it redirect me to the keyboard shortcut, which does not display any conflict... I just want to use my right ...
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Can I install Spaces and Exposé on Lion?

Like many of you, I'm sure, Mission Control isn't quite cutting it for me in Lion. I much preferred Spaces and Exposé. So, naturally, I tried reinstalling them on Lion. I got Spaces.app, Expose.app, ...
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Mission Control slow and jerky on 2011 MacBook Pros: any fix?

Mission Control has been horribly slow on my 2011 MacBook Pro 15" (2GHz quad i7, 8GB RAM, 256MB graphics, SSD) -- swiping up usually freezes the screen for 2 seconds, before showing me the Mission ...
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Is there a way to change the displayed desktop in Mission Control?

I'd like to be able to change the displayed desktop in Mission Control without actually exiting Mission control. For example, if I'm on desktop 1 and I go into Mission Control, I see all of the ...
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Single desktop image for all desktops

I upgraded from Snow Leopard to Lion. Afterward when I would set a Desktop picture (either through System Preferences or iPhoto) it was applied to all desktops. Yesterday I control clicked the ...
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How do I change the default Space for an app in Mission Control?

Under Snow Leopard and Spaces you could define which Space an app should automatically launch in, including the ability to indicate that it should be visible in every space. My apps are respecting ...
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Mission Control Animation

I've install Lion on both MBP17 2008 and iMac27 i7 2010. On the old MBP, Mission Control animation are smooth but on the iMac, the desktop slide away with a nice animation but then all the application ...
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Is it possible to move all windows from one space to the other?

Is there a way to move all the windows found in one space into another without having to move them one by one? (This feature was available in Snow Leopard)