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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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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How do I create a blank desktop (on OS 10.7.5)

I realize that this isn't a new feature but I've never needed to use different workspaces on my computer until now and I'm having a bit of trouble. I'm able to add a new desktop by entering Mission ...
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Workspaces not switching automatically

Despite the fact that I have told mission control under 10.8 to spaces when switching applications(to the key window), it does not appear to work. In fact the only time spaces works is when I tell it ...
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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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Three-finger trackpad gesture on Mission Control and Expose not working in my Mac Pro

The trackpad gesture to call Mission Control or Expose with three-fingers does sometimes not work for some reasons. It works when I use four-fingers, and it functions as usual whenever I open my ...
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Yosemite auto creates multiple desktops (spaces) on main monitor

Since upgrading to Yosemite I've been having issue with OS X creating additional desktops on my main monitor for no apparent reason. I usually have 3 different desktops setup on my main monitor and ...
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OSX Yosemite - Mission Control stopped working

Not sure how long this has been happened, but I just noticed it AFTER Yosemite update. Mission control just does not work: using hot corners, keyboard shortcut, or even double clicking Mission ...
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Activating Show Desktop in Mission Control with a mouse button does not work

When I attempt to set the Show Desktop hotkey inside of Mission Control to a mouse button it never seems to work. My preferred mouse button would be mouse button 4 (which is a little thumb button on ...
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How can I have more than 16 keyboard shortcuts for Spaces (i.e., Mission Control)

Okay, so I have: One external display connected to my Mac Twenty Spaces (i.e., Mission Control), with ten Spaces on each display My keyboard shortcuts are [Ctrl + X] for the left-hand display, and ...
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Can't use keyboard shortcuts to switch spaces unless I'm in mission control

I have my Mac set up to switch spaces using Cmd + Num but sometimes, out of the blue, they will stop working unless I do the command when in mission control. Anybody have any idea why this happens?
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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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Keyboard shortcut to switch between applications in Mission Control

Does Apple have keyboard shortcuts to switch between applications in Mission Control? (Instead of hovering over with the cursor)? e.g., which key combination cal I press to get me from "preview" to ...
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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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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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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 disable completely space switching animations in Yosemite?

I wonder if there is a way to disable completely animation when switching from one space to another. Everything I've found so far is for previous version of Mac OS X, not Yosemite. 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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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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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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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 ...
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How to use Mission Control with multiple monitors?

I'm using a MPBr + Yosemite with 2x 27" monitors. I also use parallels with Win8 for development. I'm hoping to have 2x 'spaces'. (I'm not sure if that's the best way to describe this). Each space ...
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App Exposé: Stop rearranging windows based on most recent use

There's an option to stop mission control from rearranging spaces based on most recent use, but it looks like there's no equivalent for doing the same to windows in App Exposé. Whenever I swipe down ...
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How to change Mission Control window highlighting

Is there a way to change how the selected window in Mission Control is highlighted in Yosemite? Between my aging eyes and background image, it's just a little too subtle for me to easily notice.
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Why does Mac Yosemite open dozens and dozens of empty desktops?

On 10.10.2, several times a day, I hit F3 ("Mission Control"?) to see all my windows, in order to quickly navigate to one. And I notice empty desktops keep getting created: I know I can hold down ...
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What is an efficient way for developers / power users to use OSX window management and Spaces on a single screen?

This may be a strange question. Background: I usually work in a multiple monitor setup, where I can plaster the screen with all my windows so nothing I might need to switch to is ever hidden from ...
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Configuring the Dock to be Spaces-centric

I use multiple displays, and the available options for Spaces that I am aware of allow surprise Space-switching, even when working in a completely different space. Ideally, interacting with the Dock ...
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How to make fullscreen app's space appear next to the current space?

How to make fullscreen app's space appear next to the current space? Normally it goes to the end of the list of spaces.
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What does hidden windows mean?

Mission control supposed to show everything running on Mac. The definition for Mission Control given by this website also confirms that (see the screen shot shown bellow. EDIT: This has now been ...
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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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Keyboard shortcut to move fullscreen app to second display

Is there any way I can set up a keyboard shortcut to move full screen apps (i.e., desktops) between my main display and my external display in OS X 10.10? I know about tools like BetterSnapTool, but ...
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What makes an app unique from POV of options -> assign to desktop?

What is the set of things that differentiate one application from another from the point of view of right-click on dock icon -> Options -> Assign To (All Desktops / This Desktop / None)? I've ...
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Unable to close apps from mission control, Mavericks OS X

Unable to close apps from mission control, Mavericks OS X. I do not get an "X" to close, and after downloading BetterTouchTool and attempting the close window with cursor over window (which says is ...
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Mission control: Show all application windows in current desktop only

How can I see all windows which belong to the same app in some desktop? (in OSX 10.9-10.10) I know about Mission Control -> Application windows but it shows all windows from all desktops. Say I ...
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Logitech Device Manager - Button to navigate between screens in mission control

I recently acquired a Logitech MX Performance mouse that has tons of buttons. I really like the Mission Control button but I was hoping to be able to swap between screens in mission control with one ...
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Space with open windows. Mac Yosemite

In Yosemite Preferences > Mission Control I have DEselected the option: when switching to an application, switch to a Space with open windows for the application But this does not work, When I click ...
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How to minimize all windows except the selected ones?

Ok, if you use ALT + CMD + H you can hide all windows except the active one. How can I minimize (or hide) all windows except a set of 3 or 4 windows chosen by the user? Is there any app for that?
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App Exposé Window Ordering?

When App Exposé shows my browser windows (i.e., 4-finger swipe down or Control-↓), the order of the windows changes from one time to the next, and I cannot find the window I'm looking for easily. ...
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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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In Screen Sharing, how do I stop the local Mac from grabbing Mission Control keyboard shortcuts meant for the remote Mac?

I have two Macs, each with ^-1 through ^-4 configured to switch between Mission Control desktops in Keyboard/Shortcuts. When I use Screen Sharing, these shortcuts always go to the local Mac, never to ...
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Show Space/Desktop Number in Mac OS X Lion in Desktop Top Bar

In Snow Leopard, it was possible to display the space number in the top right corner of the status bar. How do you do that in Lion with Mission Control?
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Space number in menubar

Is there a way to show the space number in the menubar so you can easily tell which desktop you are on in yosemite?
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Yosemite corrupted texture in Mission Control

When I fire up Mission Control, there are some corrupted textures ("glitch") overlaying Unity3D window. The texture is different each time I enter Mission Control, and they are related to what other ...
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OS X Mavericks extra desktops (spaces) opening seemingly randomly

I don't often use mission control, or extra desktops (spaces). Every so often, I do open mission control by mistake, and I have dozens of spaces showing at the top of the screen. Is there a shortcut ...
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cannot add shortcut to switch to desktop 2 when apps are fullscreen on 10.8.4

I am running 10.8.4 and would like to switch to different desktops using keyboard shortcuts. Unfortunately for me, I only see "Switch to Desktop 1" and have not way to add a shortcut to switch to ...
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Up Arrow Key Shows Application Windows (without having set it up as a shortcut)

I'm using OS X Yosemite 10.10.1 and whenever I press my up arrow key, mission control will display the application windows while also performing whatever action the up key is expected to (e.g. move ...
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Can't move spaces from one screen to another

I am using OS X 10.9. I am unable to drag Desktops from one screen to another, I am only able to switch arrangements on the screen that its on. Here are my Mission Control settings EDIT: Very ...