While using Mission Control and pressing Control ⌃+, I get the tiled view of all the applications in that particular desktop. Is there a keyboard shortcut to choose an application in this view?

  • A similar question at Super User
    – Lri
    Jun 21, 2012 at 16:06
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    I tried a variety of key combos but to no avail. I'm not sure that it is possible... Jun 21, 2012 at 16:21
  • I think so too. Thank you @Jonathan. I will keep this question open and will try to see if there are other workarounds.
    – billygoat
    Jun 21, 2012 at 16:30

3 Answers 3


Try hyperswitch (https://bahoom.com/hyperswitch) - you can switch between windows only from current desktop.


No. I haven't found any, but that's not surprising. Mission Control was provided for mouse / touch interaction. Have you tried using Command ⌘+Tab for app switching and Command ⌘+`for window switching?

They are much more efficient if you're interested in keeping your hands on the keys.

  • Command + Tab switches over all the open application. If there is a way to sandbox that behavior to a particular desktop, it will be much more useful. It is also surprising that there is a lack of consistency. Arrow keys works, while working with multiple windows of same application.
    – billygoat
    Jun 25, 2012 at 14:36
  • Okay. Now that is doable. Visit System Preferences-> Mission Control and uncheck When Switching to an application, switch to a space with open windows for the application. See this SuperUser link for more details.
    – ephsmith
    Jun 25, 2012 at 14:52
  • For window switching on a German keyboard, use Command + >
    – user28268
    Sep 3, 2012 at 20:11
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    @uncaught_exceptions try HyperSwitch - you can switch between windows only from current desktop
    – SuitUp
    Jun 3, 2016 at 16:52
  • @SuitUp, can you make it an answer? I think it needs to be the accepted answer
    – billygoat
    Jul 10, 2016 at 4:52

You can type the name of the window (not the name of the app) and it will select the windows in mission control that matchs. What I don't know how to swicth between all the coincidences.

  • It doesn't work on el capitan, right? :/
    – SuitUp
    May 26, 2016 at 22:58

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