I really like having applications in full screen mode and switch between them using the 3 finger swipe feature.

But can I have a shortcut for it? Maybe like command + -> , something like this?

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    is the Ctrl-Left or Right Arrow not working for you ?
    – Ruskes
    Jun 23, 2014 at 8:46

6 Answers 6


That would be the

Ctrl-Left or Right Arrow

to slide between full screen applications.



control and control do this by default.

Check under System Preferences > Keyboard > Shortcuts > Mission Control.

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    This answer was posted first, properly formatted and included information about where to go next, yet missed out on votes and accept :(
    – grg
    Jan 19, 2018 at 21:56
  • @grg Maybe the accept, but not the votes.. Feb 11, 2019 at 21:09
  • @grg I see now why I accepted Buscar, they commented first.. I am accepting that back. Feb 11, 2019 at 21:09

Also, you may want to try:

CTRL + Up/Down Arrow

That's what you get for a 3 fingers slide.


I just realised this. When working on multiple monitors, the shortcut Ctrl + Left/Right Arrow will work on the screen with the mouse pointer in it.

For example, if my mouse pointer is on the Mac screen, the shortcut will switch full screen apps opened on my Mac not on the externally connected monitor. This despite my keyboard cursor being present on the external monitor.

  • Yes this was included in OS X Mavericks I think, separating the desktops for each monitor. Sep 1, 2018 at 6:35

fn + Left = "fn" Mac Key + Right = 4 finger swipe left or right = Moves to other desktop. Apps that are in full screen will be put on other desktops.


You can also assign applications to particular "desktops" or using desktop numbers.

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