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(This irritating bug seems to be biting me more often after updating to 10.10.4) When this happens and I don't want to have to reboot, I only restart the "Dock" process and the problem is gone. There's probably some GUI way to do it, but I just drop into Terminal and do: killall Dock But before that, run killall -s Dock to make sure it's only going to ...


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The GUI way: Open Activity Monitor. In the search field, type in 'Dock'. Select Dock in the results. Click on the black X directly above on the left. When asked if you are sure you want to quit the process, choose Quit. The Dock process will quit and restart. All your gestures/shortcuts will now work again.


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Mission Control replaces them. All the things that you used to be able to do in expose and spaces should be in Mission Control as well (Well... Not really, you can't have spaces arranged in two dimensional space anymore). But no, there's no more Spaces or Expose anymore. Yes it's called desktop now.


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Have you tried restarting SystemUIServer? (killall SystemUIServer) When something like his is happening and restarting the Dock doesn't help, SystemUIServer is the next one to try.


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Thankfully, this feature isn't completely gone. It has just, for some reason, been whisked away into the depths of less-than-obvious multi-touch gestures in OS X Lion and newer. You now have to double-tap an app icon on the Dock with two fingers to activate Dock Exposé. I'm not sure if this gesture ever existed on OS X Snow Leopard.


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Unfortunately I'm not aware of anything that can do what you're looking for. Mission Control is fairly limited in the ways in which you can customize it, either through the user interface or for developers. Similarly, OS X is pretty constrained in how you can configure multiple monitors (sadly, it's actually regressed a bit in this regard since 10.6). You ...


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You shouldn't take a tag description on a web site not affiliated with Apple as a feature description. See http://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204100 for how Apple defines Mission Control (emphasis mine): Mission Control is the quick way to see everything that's currently open on your Mac. To use Mission Control, do one of the following: Swipe up ...


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It isn't available in full screen because a full screen app has its own space therefore there can't be any app "behind" it i.e. no need for Application Expose'


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Restart Dock, of which Mission Control is a child process. In terminal, run: killall Dock


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If I open "Expose & Spaces" preference panel, I see an option to select the "fn" key to different Expose actions. This is on 10.6.


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Go to System Preferences -> Keyboard -> Keyboard Shortcuts. Then, on the left side, select Exposé & Spaces. On the right side you will see the current keyboard shortcuts for Exposé and Spaces. If you double click on the shortcut command (literally double click ^1 for instance) you will be able to change this to whatever you want. Just do the key-combo ...


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To disable the shortcut for switching to spaces go to the keyboard shortcuts tab of the keyboard preferences pane. Select Mission Control on the left and then un-check the 'Move left/right a space' options.


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You can execute "Mission Control" with specific arguments to trigger the behavior that you desire: Mission Control: /Applications/Mission\ Control.app/Contents/MacOS/Mission\ Control Show Desktop: /Applications/Mission\ Control.app/Contents/MacOS/Mission\ Control 1 Application Windows: /Applications/Mission\ Control.app/Contents/MacOS/Mission\ ...


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I found that the file responsible ist com.apple.dock.plist which sits in ~/Library/Preferences. In this file exists an entry to enable/disable mission control. For me this procedure helped to get mission control working again: Start terminal and execute the following commands: defaults write com.apple.dock mcx-expose-disabled -bool FALSE (this enables ...


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It can be done using the ProjectWindowName Xcode plugin. You can install it via Alcatraz. Alcatraz is not officially supported, so sometimes plugins stop working after Xcode updates (reinstallation usually helps). Or some plugins might deactivate after an update, because the compatibility UUID for the new Xcode version is not listed among compatibility UUIDs ...


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As far as I know, it’s not possible to show the Spaces Overview on both screens. It will always be shown in the primary display and the other will fade to black. I haven’t come across any utility that does that. Hyperspaces is nice, but it doesn’t do that. Although if you really use spaces, I’d recommend you give it a look. Read their blog and possibly ask ...


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I'm not aware of a setting for just clicking on the icon with the mouse other than a default for turning it off... defaults write com.apple.dock show-expose-menus -boolean You can change the behaviour of when you drag a file onto a dock icon though... Go to Finder Preferences and at the bottom of the general tab there is "Spring-Loaded folders and windows"...


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OK, after twiddling different combinations, I found a solution that works (at least on Mac OS X 9.5 Mavericks). 1) Open the app in question (e.g. TextEdit). 2) Click Menubar / File / Open Recent / Clear Menu. Note that there is also a Menubar / Apple / Recent Items / Clear Menu. Clicking this general one doesn't help; click the app-specific one. 3) ...


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I've solved this by deleting following plist files in ~/Library/Preferences. By default, they are hidden. Warning! Your Dock will revert to default state. Shortcuts and everything else will remain. com.apple.dashboard.plist com.apple.dashboard.plist.lockfile com.apple.desktop.plist com.apple.desktop.plist.lockfile com.apple.dock.plist com.apple.dock.plist....


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It happened again, and I tried simply closing the MacBook, waiting a couple of seconds, and reopening. Maybe it was a fluke, but it worked. I'll wait and see if it fixes the problem a second time to make sure that it really did something. This answer is less than ideal, e.g., if I'm in the middle of a big download, so I'd like to wait and see if this answer ...


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It's a bug. Basically it's not setting focus onto the desktop, the focus is still on the Folder/File that you're renaming in the Finder window, the only difference is the Window is being 'drawn' off screen. If you do it then press F11 to slide it back in the rename box points will be a perfect fit. It probably shouldn't allow it, and I've never even seen it ...


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Apparently setting the Number of recent items to None in general preferences does the trick. Unfortunately it also disables the Open Recent submenu, but I honestly care less: having an uncluttered minimized windows list in Exposé is much more important.


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This is impossible because Mission Control / Spaces / Exposé are actually controlled by the Dock. And you'll certainly have no end of trouble if you try to transplant the Dock between OS versions.


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FunctionFlip allows you to change the function keys individually.


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You could also change it to a normal F-key with FunctionFlip. If anyone else is looking for a way to change it with KeyRemap4MacBook, just create a private.xml like this: <?xml version="1.0"?> <root> <item> <name>test</name> <identifier>test</identifier> <autogen>--KeyToKey-- KeyCode::EXPOSE_ALL, KeyCode::...


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If you assign an application to 'All Desktops', then it will follow you around as you switch desktops, and no matter which desktop you're in when you click the dock icon or select it with CMD-TAB, the application will come to the forefront on the desktop you're at.


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It's a while since I used Mavericks but on OS X 10.11.5 El Capitan in the system preferences for Mission Control there's a Hot Corners button in the bottom left corner. Opening this I was able to assign the bottom left hot corner to 'Mission Control'. This is about as close to what I recall Expose doing as I can get. The resulting Mission Control view ...


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just go to system preferences click keyboard and disable launchpad and mission control then click trackpad and go to the third tab and disable mission control and launchpad


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I don't know when this has been re-enabled, but in OS X Lion 10.7.4 I am able to do the following: Click drag and object in Window A and hold it with your thumb. Initiate App Exposé/Mission Control using a four finger gesture. Do not release your thumb. Drag the object to Window B using one of the remaining four fingers. So, this is basically the same ...


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There isn't a reliable way to use the old Exposé on Lion. You can, however, use Mission Control to access all of your open windows easily. In Mission Control, hover over an app's 'cluster' of open windows. Use a two-finger swipe upwards (or scroll up with a scroll wheel) to separate those windows for easier access. You can access all of an app's windows ...



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