Questions tagged [mission-control]

Mission Control brings together Exposé, Dashboard, Spaces, and full-screen apps to give you one place to see and navigate everything that's currently open on your Mac. In Mission Control, all of your open windows and spaces are visible, grouped by app

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How to re-assign option-F3 to “application windows”

If I assign option-F3 in the "Application Windows" select list in: System Preferences->Mission Control It seems to allow me to do that and there are no conflicts reported for the key-combo in: ...
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Create/switch between workspaces

I am currently working on multiple projects where I use multiple desktops (created by the "+" button in mission control) and full screens (when entering full screen mode in an application (cmd + ctrl +...
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How can I modify Mission Control trackpad gesture to only show spaces on the specific display I'm working on?

When using another display with my macbook, is it possible for me to use the mission control trackpad gesture to show ONLY the Spaces on my current display. Currently when I expose the spaces on one ...
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Switch contents of display from laptop to external monitor

I use my mac screen and an external monitor. Is it possible to swap the entire contents of my laptop with what is on my external monitor? So below I would like to swap the contents of my monitor ...
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Disable multiple desktops on my Mac [duplicate]

One desktop is plenty for me. In particular, I do not like the fact that when I drag a window to a side, it automatically switches to a new desktop. I don't want that. I've unchecked all kinds of ...
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Where can I find dashboard widgets on OS Catalina?

Here's what I'm talking about: I couldn't find it anymore, I used to set it as a hot corner in System Preferences > Mission Control, I tried to search the keyword "Dashboard" in System Preferences ...
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Mission Control stopped working then Dock won't restart [duplicate]

i am using a macbook air and with yosmite os At first I could still switch between desktops, just that i could not swipe up/down to access mission control and app exposé. I tried typing in killall ...
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Alternative to F3 for moving a window to a different workspace [duplicate]

Instead of pressing F3 and then dragging a window to a different workspace, how else can I move a window to diffeerent workspace?
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How to stop Mission Control from rearranging screens? [duplicate]

If I have arranged Finder to the left of the desktop and Slack to the right, and have Sketch further to the right, there's a reason for that. It's an organization strategy to make my work easier and ...
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Multiple monitors: move space using active window instead of mouse position

There are keyboard shortcuts to move from a space (full-screen window) to another: ctrl + left or right. When using several monitors, the keyboard shortcut moves the spaces on the screen where the ...
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Mission control + spotlight

I am coming from linux world, using plain gnome. In gnome there is a view very similar to mission control: The main difference is that gnome has a "search" field (which in essence is like Spotlight). ...
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Create shortcut (or script) for swapping workspaces between monitors

This question is similar to this one but not exactly the same. I have a big primary monitor (Display 1) and a smaller secondary one (Display 2). Frequently I manually swap whatever workspace is on ...
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macos is not switching to active space when current window is in full screen

I use most of my apps in full screen which creates individual spaces. The issue is the current app/space does not change focus when I try to open another app. Example: I download a file on the ...
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Application name not appearing below thumbnail in mission control unless cursor is on it

In mission control, I couldn't see Application names below thumbnails if the cursor is somewhere else. See this image. If I move the cursor onto any thumbnail, then I'm seeing the application name. ...
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Cycle application windows changed in recent update (2019)

I am used to pressing CMD+ ` on my mac to cycle through windows of the same application. In recent updates, I am not sure if this was when updating to Mojave, maybe later, maybe before, this ...
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Three-finder side swipe between apps lagging, swiping up for mission control and then side-swiping produces no lag

I am experiencing something like a 1-3 second lag only when side-swiping with 3 fingers between apps/desktops. However, if I first swipe up with 3 fingers to enable mission control, then everything ...
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Mission control always popups incidentally/automatically when typing

Recently on my MacBook Pro 2019, mission control always popups incidentally when I'm typing. At the beginning I thought there's an issue of my trackpad since my wrists almost touch it when I'm ...
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where did this 2nd desktop come from, how to I move an open window back to the original?

I was deep into answering another SE question and without realizing it I sent my browser (chrome) to the corn field a second desktop. I'm trying to read an equation in an SE question and type it into ...
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How to stop automatic switching of Space when switching between apps?

When I have the same app opened on more than 1 Space, switching between apps sometimes brings me to another Space. This is very disorientating. A specific example is: I have a few Chrome windows ...
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Set keyboard shortcuts to move to the next space to wrap around?

I currently have 4 different spaces open on my Mac. If I hit Control + Option + → three times (my shortcut for moving right a Space), I'll end up in the last Space. If I hit it again, nothing happens. ...
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macOS: Navigating between desktops using keyboard shortcuts

I've just moved to Mac from Linux. There I used to have a fixed number of desktops running full-screen apps. I've managed to configure it on Mac, but yet can not find the way to assign shortcuts to ...
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How to show application windows only for current Space in Exposé, and not aggregated from all Spaces

I just started using Spaces in 10.14 (I know I'm a little late to) and was excited at first until I encountered this scenario: When I am in a Space and do Exposé to "Show me ALL Application Windows",...
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How to bring application to foreground using Spotlight/keystrokes (named windows/named applications)?

I can open Spotlight with Command + Spacebar. That's nice, and I can search for the program I want in the foreground, but sometimes the application doesn't come to the foreground. Is there some series ...
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Secondary click opens Mission Control

I have nothing against Mission Control but don't use it much except now when my secondary click opens it every the time. I usually want the secondary click to open a context window like I now have to ...
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Method to switch between group of groups of Mission Control Spaces?

I often find myself switching between multiple distinct tasks over the course of a day. For each of these distinct tasks, I have multiple Mission Control Spaces that I switch between. For example, ...
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Preview virtual spaces in menu bar (like ubuntu)

Is it possible to have a preview of the virtual spaces in the menu bar, like this https://github.com/maho2nd/enhanced-ubuntu-workspace-indicator?          ...
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Mission Control freezes. Restarting Dock doesn't help

I use standard settings to open Mission Control in MacOS Mojave 10.14.4 on MacBook Pro. Normally swipe up with 3 fingers move all windows into Mission Control mode and I can switch to any available ...
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Command + Tab sometimes does not switch to maximized window of app in another Space

An app (such as Firefox) is opened and maximized on another Space. I'm on a separate Space, and then when I hit Command + Tab, to switch to Firefox, I can see its menu is displayed at the top of the ...
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Use a single shortcut to activate an app (might running in other spaces) in the current space

Background: I have two spaces, one is for work and one is for entertaining. They are for different purposes, and it is a common situation where the same app is running in both spaces (for example, a ...
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Mission control and Dock are buggy

Both my Mission Control and Dock are not working properly. My Dock does not seem to recognize my mouse moving horizontally along the Dock, ie. magnification does not move and when magnification is ...
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If I use Safari in full-screen mode, I can’t open a new window via keyboard shortcut unless I simply toggle the “File” menu. Bug or feature?

I just discovered this odd issue in Safari 12 under macOS Mojave (10.14). It might exist in older versions of macOS but I didn’t start using full-screen—and Mission Control—in earnest until around ...
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Mission Control Locks System

I've had this problem on my new MacBook Pro that occasionally when I try to use Mission Control it locks my system for 30-40 seconds before showing me Mission Control. Usually a restart will fix the ...
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I'd like cmd-tab to always take me to the most recent window of the application. Currently it doesn't. Can this be fixed?

Situation. This is a Macbook laptop. No external monitors. I have two "desktops." I have Chrome open in both desktops. And terminal.app open in just Desktop 1. I'm in Chrome on desktop 1. I cmd-tab ...
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How can I go to the previous desktop in Mission Control using a hot key?

Say, I have 10 desktops. I'm on the desktop 2. I switch to the deskotp 7 using the F3 key and touchpad. Is there a standard hot key for switching back to the deskotp 2? And then back to the deskotp 7. ...
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How to name a deskop in mission control?

I have multiple desktops. I want to be able to name them. Is it possible out of the box? Or at least does MacOS have API for that? I'd create an application.
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How to disable default Mission Control shortcuts in terminal?

I never use the keyboard shortcuts for moving spaces in mission control, and they happen to conflict with some other settings I have. I have an automated script that sets up my Mac and I'd like to ...
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Cannot drag entire Desktop to an extended monitor on Mojave

I have several application windows open in one of the desktops on my MackBook Pro (late 2016) running Mojave 10.14, and my work requires me to use extended monitors. Whenever I wanted to move a ...
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Mission Control not working

Mission Control isn't working on my Mac. I've tried killing the Dock through Terminal and Activity Monitor multiple times, but nothing seems to be working. Even shortcuts or Hot Corners don't work ...
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How to switch to the latest active desktop, is there a hotkey?

I've a little of a search but haven't found anything. Is there a way to switch to the latest active desktop? Or should I create a special hotkey for that?
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AppleScript - Get every desktop including hidden Mission Control desktops

I'm trying to write a simple script that will change my desktop background on all of my desktops/workspaces at once. Right now I have this: tell application "System Events" tell every desktop ...
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Drop window as maximized to a new desktop instead of fullscreen

The default behavior when you drag a window to a new desktop is to make it fullscreen. Is there any way to have it maximized instead of going full screen. Referring to the following: ^+Up Drag a ...
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Rearrange Spaces via command line from the terminal emulator

TL;DR: I need to replace the dashboard with a terminal emulator. Hi. I need to 'rearrange spaces' so a terminal emulator gets first from the left before the desktop, where the dashboard used to be. ...
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Can I set a delay on Mission Control Hot Corners? Or maybe change how they’re triggered? [duplicate]

I love using Hot Corners, but I regularly trigger them by mistake when performing other tasks, so I disabled them for a while and found I couldn’t live without this functionality. This got me to ...
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How can I prevent desktop spaces in Mission Control from blurring, hiding window thumbnails?

After using my Mac for a while, I notice that some of the desktop space thumbnails blur and hide their window thumbnails in Mission Control. See the screenshot below for an example. The only way I ...
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Native way to speed up/remove desktop switching animations

I want a native (and therefore free) way to speed up a specific animation. My research covers these questions and links on this that have gone unsolved for High Sierra and no answers there cover this ...
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Switch windows of an application across desktops

Is there a way (which does not cost a buck) to switch between windows across desktops with Option Tab? Not between apps, but between windows. Meaning: if I have a Chrome window on desktop 1 and ...
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Keyboard shortcut to take me directly to Mission Control system preference pane

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 ...
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My “Show Desktop” no longer functions

I'm running Sierra 10.12.6 on a 2010 17" MBP. My "Show Desktop" no longer functions, no matter what key combo I have selected in Mission Control, or whether or not I use fn, or have fn checked in the ...
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How to cmd-tab to a group of windows, from different programs?

I am writing a LaTex document in a Terminal text editor, which is automagically rendered as a pdf in a Zathura window (which is drawn by XQuartz). Each window occupies half the screen. I would like ...
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Close mission control by repeating gesture

Currently I have mission control to activate on three fingers up as so However once mission control is activated I would expect to be able to close mission control by repeating this three fingers up ...