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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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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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Force “rooted” fullscreen windows to be unrooted

(Don't just tell me to Google this, it thinks I am asking about Android) On macOS, to my knowledge, there are currently two "types" of fullscreen applications. The "unrooted" one is used by many ...
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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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Show desktop via mouse button not working

I have a Logitech G305 wireless mouse that I use with my computer. I want to be able to assign “Show desktop” to “Mouse button 5” (top side button on the mouse), but it works very unreliably. A couple ...
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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 ...
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High Sierra 10.13.4 Mission Control Hot Corners Broken

I have a 27" iMac Retina (Late 2015, 3.2GHz i5, 24GB, Radeon R9) with HDMI secondary screen on a Thunderbolt/HDMI adapter. I use Mission Control to put 4 workspaces on the main monitor, and switch ...
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Mission Control changes focus to last used application, even if that application was on a different workspace

If I have an application with two windows in different workspaces, with the application in the foreground in one workspace and in the background in another, switching to the workspace with the ...
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Cycling Between Mission Control Windows with the Keyboard [duplicate]

Is there any way to cycle between Mission Control (⌃+↑) windows with the keyboard? I'm referring first and foremost to moving between the windows shown in the bird's eye view, see image. Either ...
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Mission Control Switching for windows

Introduction I am an avid user of Mission Control and use it to organize my work. Unlike most, however, I organize my work spaces by general topic, and not by application. For example I will ...
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Some Apps Appear in Mission Control but Not in the Application Switcher

I was wondering why there is a discrepancy between the apps and windows that appear in Mission Control, versus those that show up in the application switcher (CMD+TAB). Mission Control always seem to ...
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Can I prevent my full screen windows from being mixed around? [duplicate]

I use my Mac for personal, school, and work use and as you can imagine it's really easy to get cluttered up with a ton of windows. The solution I devised is separate desktops for home and work, ...
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How can I access windows that become inaccessible when using two displays?

Description When I connect a second display, InkScape windows aren't visible on either the primary or secondary display on any desktop. When I enter & leave Mission Control, the InkScape windows ...
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High Sierra - Switch focus on windows when switch workspace

I would like to change the current behaviour of my high sierra OS. Below is the process of what happen: Open Mail on Workspace 1 Open Safari then open it in full screen mode (you have two workspaces ...
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Cannot switch focus between monitors when clicking a space in mission control

I have my Macbook Pro at a desktop station with a monitor and mouse and keyboard. I will generally be working on the monitor and using the Macbook display for reference material and chat. When I am ...
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Switch between last accessed mission control workspace with key

Back when I used Linux I had a window manager similar to the macOS window manager, which had the same concept of different workspaces/desktops. It had a very useful additional feature, that you could ...
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Rearranging spaces in macOS in a more “automatic” fashion

I'm looking for a way to swap Mission Control space n to space m, by means of a keyboard shortcut or a terminal command as to make this process more automated/automate-able. With this, I am not trying ...
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Exposé App Focus Loss issue

macOS Sierra (10.12.6) When I enter Exposé using any method, I select my desired window and it comes to the forefront, but then focus switches back to my previous app no matter what. Example: Doing ...
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QuickLookUISevice bug

When I press the 'Mission control'-button(?) / F3, It shows me 6 extra blank windows. They're called 'QuickLookUISevice'. When I press on them nothing really happens. Been searching for a solution, ...
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When I switch to one of my workspaces with Chrome, it jumps to the other Chrome workspace

I make heavy use of workspaces, and tend to have a lot of workspaces, most of which only have one window. I pretty much always have two different workspaces that have a window of Google Chrome open. ...
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Spaces disappear (but not their application windows) when I unplug external monitors

I use Spaces (aka Desktops) to organize my work--I have a Space for email & Omnifocus, a Space for chat & calendar, and a Space for each of my main projects, plus a couple of full-screen ...
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Mission Control doesn't select app when it's assigned to “All desktops”

If you choose your app to be Assigned to All Desktops, like: You won't be able to select it from Mission Control. Check this video: https://youtu.be/6WHoD_bTn9A If you set Assign to: None, Mission ...
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Mission control shortcuts stopped working, how do I restart it? [duplicate]

I have the mouse gestures such as four finger swipe up shows mission control, or four finger swipe down shows current application's windows. Occasionally after the computer has been on for a while, ...
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Mission Control app switching is broken - chosen app is NOT focused

Problem: Activate mission control Chose app - eg. Click Safari Mission control exit animation plays, but an app OTHER than Safari has focus. I cannot express how frustrating this is. There is ...
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Close window with middle mouse button in Expose

How can I configure Expose to enable closing of Windows with the middle mouse button, like it is possible in Compiz/Scale Plugin on Linux?
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Wrong app comes to front after using mission control

I've been having this issue for a while now. I cant remember if it was a problem when I was using Mavericks, but I've only noticed it using Sierra. Every time I initiate mission control (using ...
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How to assign mouse button to Mission Control's 'Application windows' feature?

I have a button on the side of my mouse that Mission Control sees as Mouse Button 4. In Mission Control's preferences, I can assign this button to either 'Show Desktop', 'Mission Control' or 'Show ...
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Why Does My Dock Background Sometimes Exclude the Leftmost Icon?

Very silly question, won't really affect my productivity or anything, but I'm curious... Every now and then I realize my Dock suddenly looks like this: That is, the background excludes the left-most,...
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How to disable spaces? [duplicate]

There is only one thing I hate on macOS (Sierra) since this was created. I open an application and work on it. I click on another application on the dock and the whole screen slides to the right and ...