Is there a way to get OS X 10.5-type Expose for windows, on OS X 10.7?

I've found the new "Mission Control", but I haven't figured out how to get it to show me all my windows, like before. It shows me all my applications, but all the windows are piled on top of each other. If I "swipe up" on one of the piles, the windows scoot apart a little ways, so I can see about 3 of them, but of course that means the one I'm looking for is invariably on the bottom of the pile, still.

Is there any way to get Expose for windows (rather than applications), like OS X used to have?

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You can turn on App Expose (for some reason in preferences it's not on by default) with a 4 finger gesture which is far better than peeking at window groupings within Mission Control.

  • Hmm, interesting. So I can get Expose for apps-on-this-space, or one-app's-windows-everywhere. But what I really want is all-windows-in-this-space (because grouping by Spaces is the whole point of having Spaces). I might end up marking this as The Answer, but I'll hold out a bit further to see if somebody has a better one...
    – Ken
    Commented Apr 30, 2012 at 23:02

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