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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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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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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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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How to modify app expose to show only open windows of current application on current desktop?

I have OS X 10.8.5. I typically have several windows of some applications open on more than one desktop. When using App Expose, it shows all of the open windows of the current application on all ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Is there a hidden preference to get Mission Control to show application icons when grouping is turned off?

When I turn on grouping in Mission Control to I get the application icon overlaid on the windows that belong to the application. Is there a hidden option to show icons on ungrouped windows?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...