I have an iMac (27", 2017, High Sierra) and for various reasons I find myself often having to change my mission control settings.

As I prefer keyboard navigation., is there a native macOS keyboard shortcut that can take me straight to the mission control preferences, or do I need to create one myself?

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Assuming you have an Apple keyboard there’s no need to create a custom keyboard shortcut. The keyboard shortcut to take you immediately to the Mission Control system preference pane is OptionMission Control.

Note: The Mission Control key on an Apple keyboard is the same key as the F3 key.

  • Interesting! I have been using Macs for years and was unaware of this :)
    – Nimesh Neema
    Jun 5, 2018 at 16:35
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    Haha, yep, there's always something new to learn! :) Not a week goes by when I don't learn something new. So many hidden / undocumented things to find in any OS.
    – Monomeeth
    Jun 5, 2018 at 23:41
  • how do you map a pc keyboard to open mission control on a mac?
    – ina
    May 20, 2023 at 4:28

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