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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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Why do all windows move to main display after a lock screen or sleep?

Trying to figure out why after a sleep or screen lock, when my system is awakened all open windows are moved to the main display. Both displays are Apple Thunderbolt 27" Displays and both are set ...
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Using automator to remove empty spaces / desktops automatically?

I use Yabai for window management, and so I'm frequently opening new windows and sending them to new desktops. But as I close windows, this means that I end up with a large number of desktops with no ...
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How to Force an Application to Open in a Specific Monitor

How can I assign an application to, by default, open in a specific monitor? I have an additional monitor that is connected via HDMI to my Macbook, which allows me to use the two screens as if they ...
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How can I replace the button in Mission Control that adds a new virtual desktop (+) when the dock is positioned on the right side?

I use MacBook Pro M3 with macOS Sonoma 14.4. The button in Mission Control that adds a new virtual desktop (+) generally located аt right side, when the dock orientation down or left. That is more ...
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macOS immediately switching away when changing space

I use Mission Control Spaces to separate the different applications and projects I'm working on. So, e.g. desktop 1 is email; desktops 8 and 9 are for different customers, etc. And I use ctrl-number ...
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Open a new workspace in OSX without using the mouse

I am used to Linux environments but I have to use a Mac for work. Now I am wondering why it seems to be impossible to open new workspaces in OSX without using the mouse? I know how to switch between ...
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How do I set CMD+TAB to show Mission Control

I dislike the cmd + tab app switcher, since I can't switch between apps for my needs. I prefer Mission Control for this. Is it possible to re-map cmd + tab to show Mission Control on macOS?
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In Sonoma, how can I run applications in /System/Applications from the command line?

I have a shell script I sometimes use to trigger Mission Control, which is simply the following: #!/bin/sh /System/Applications/Mission\ Control.app/Contents/MacOS/Mission\ Control In macOS 13, this ...
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How can I change the font color of Mission Control?

macOS Ventura 13.6, M1 macbook air. For example, my VSCode has many workspaces (windows), and when I use Mission Control I need the titles below the windows to recognize them; but the white font color ...
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Why does my Mac's dock keep automatically hiding when I enter Mission Control?

Every time I enter mission control, my dock hides. I'm not pressing anything on my keyboard, so that's not it. I also can't scale my windows past the hidden dock (This might be it just snapping to ...
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Bi-directional window cycling on Mac with `⌘ + ~` and without `shift`?

Is it possible on Mac when I cycle between same app's windows with command + tilde (⌘ + ~), stop/release, and then cycle again -- make it go in opposite direction on the second cycle? Such that I ...
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Mission Control on Mac with multiple Screens

I have an issue how Mission Control selects pro-actively the focused app/window on a monitor B when chosing the app in Monitor A. Setup For simplicity let's say I have two monitors, A and B. Both ...
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Can't navigate to app window on different desktop from App Exposé

From macOS App Exposé, I should be able to click on an app window, then automatically switch to the desktop with that app window. But on my macOS Sonoma 14.1.1 machine, when I can launch App Exposé ...
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App assigned to one desktop stays behind apps assigned to all desktops

In macOS 14.0 "Sonoma" [EDIT: now also on 14.1], the following buggy behavior keeps returning at random times. Situation: I have assigned certain apps to a single Desktop (that is, to one ...
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Shortcut to escape from "Space" to main screen

Using terminology from Work in multiple spaces on Mac, spaces are additional desktops. Let's say I have five spaces open and I am on the right-most one. Is there a shortcut I can use to go to the left-...
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Set Mission Control keyboard shortcuts via cmdline

Is there a way I can set my keyboard shortcuts for Mission Control from the cmdline / programmatically without having to use a mouse? I have changed the keyboard shortcuts such that it behaves similar ...
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Shortcut for switching to workspace 2 not working

I have four desktops named "Desktop 1-4". My keyboard shortcuts for "Switch to Desktop 1,2,3,4" are CMD+a,s,d,f respectively. Sometimes CMD+s will stop working, and no longer ...
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How to use Quick Notes with virtual desktops

The Quick Note feature of Notes.app is interesting, either through its shortcut fn Q or through the active corner to write down a bit of information you need. However, I find it rather incompatible ...
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Simulating trackpad three/four-finger down using Hammerspoon or Karabiner-Elements

I am trying to simulate a three-finger (four-finger if the three-finger drag is enabled) trackpad swipe gesture using either Hammerspoon or Karabiner-Elements on macOS. The goal is to simulate the ...
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Assigning application to All Desktops causes unfocused windows to be moved to the back on some of my displays

I have a multiple display setup with multiple Desktops/Workspaces on each display. I have 'Displays have separate Spaces' and 'Group windows by application' enabled. 'Stage Manager' and the other ...
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Stop macOS from switching spaces when opening links/files

My question is a variation of this one. Since the answer to that one doesn't solve mine, I decide to post a new question. In my "Mission Control" parameters, "When switching to an ...
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Select a given window on any workspace?

I have lots of terminals for different things. I have a keybinding to switch to a the terminal app, but I find that I have lots of different terminal windows across lots of workspaces. Is there a way ...
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Floating window strange behaviour on two vertically stacked monitors with M2 Mac Mini running Ventura [duplicate]

I have just installed a dual stacked monitor setup and running Ventura 13.2.1 MacOS on an M2 Pro Mac Mini, and am experiencing some very strange behaviour. If I have a window open - e.g. Safari, and ...
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Mission Control - Multiple Screens, Zoom, Keeping One Screen Static

Goal: I need Mission Control to give me desktop options on one screen at a time. How can I do this? (Desktop & Dock > Displays Have Separate Spaces doesn't control this.) I am in a creative ...
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Names of Spaces - "Safari" vs [Website name]

I use Spaces a ton. I recently used my wife's MBA, and was surprised to see that when I put Safari into full screen and hit F3 to show all windows and spaces, the space with Safari was identified ...
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Remove Monterey hidden keybindings

I recently ran into a problem, I assume because of an update to macOS. I've always had ctrl 1 bound to switch to a different layout in mission control. Out of nowhere it stopped working after a ...
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F3 (Mission Control) key on MacOS with 2 displays. Sometimes it just opens Mission Control on one display but not on the other

When I use 2 displays on macOS sometimes my F3 / "Mission Control" key just opens Mission Control on one display but not on the other. I don't know where and how to change that setting again....
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Script for changing the names of spaces in mission control [duplicate]

I want to change the names of the spaces in mission control. I have seen previews posts that said it is not possible, but there was an app that manage to do that (which is out of the App Store right ...
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Switch to fullscreen application switches to Desktop instead of app (after testing then disabling Stage Manager)

I have reviewed all related questions that I found and have not found any that seem to address my specific problem, and I believe I have tested all permutations of the various configurations. My ...
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Prevent finder window from switching between spaces when using Mission Control [duplicate]

Using macOS Ventura 13.0.1, I have noticed that when the Finder window is active, switching between spaces in Mission Control makes this window move to the newly selected space. This happens despite ...
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Bind fullscreen app for specific Desktop

Is it possible to bind an app to Desktop? For instance, I want to have Safari app in fullscreen mode on Desktop 2, but when I enter to fullscreen mode, Safari creates it's own space. My eventual goal ...
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Mac's strange behaviours, ⌘C not work, holding down ⇧ Shift not do a capital "E" & "mission control" getting activated randomly

⌘C command not copying, holding down ⇧ Shift not do a capital "E" & more than 10 random keys will activate "mission control". I have Lightroom CC, Overwrite the Preferences of ...
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How to show the full title in the mission control?

I'm new to the macOS, one thing that I noticed when using mission control is that when the window title gets too long, it'll get trimmed, it's especially confusing when there're multiple similar ...
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Switch workspace animation lag (with screen recording)

Both my Macbook and Mac are suffering from a disturbing lag, right after workspace animation finishes the window gets its focus a split second late. During the time, the OS ignores any input, so one ...
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Fullscreen Split View Not Working

I have read there are two methods of triggering a fullscreen split view - one by pressing and holding the green button and a second by going fullscreen with one app, then dragging and dropping another ...
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How can I create a series of minimal app windows that only consist of a titlebar?

This question is for people with programming experience in creating apps, even simple apps. I'm having trouble figuring out where to start, because (as usual) I'm trying to do something non-standard. ...
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Apps Keep Getting Moved Across Spaces With External Monitor

I have a 2022 MBP 14" (M1 Pro, Monterey 12.5.1), I often work with an external monitor in addition to the laptop display. I use Spaces when doing so, it's a great feature and I'll organise ...
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How to close multiple windows using expose/mission control on macOS?

Version: Mojave, 0.14.5 When i swipe up on trackpad, I see a bunch of duplicate windows. I want to close all except one. Can I automate sequentially closing each other window?
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How to create a keyboard shortcut to a fullscreen window?

When a window is fullscreen, it occupies a new Desktop in Mission Control. Is there a way to have a keyboard shortcut to got to that desktop/space (without having to recreate the shortcut each time)? ...
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I need an AppleScript (or maybe JXA) for switching Spaces. I found `kCGWindowWorkspace` but it's gone. Any way to find the Space for any given window?

I'm working on how to switch between Desktop Workspaces where the hotkey stays the same if I rearrange the order of the Spaces in Mission Control. I also need more than the 16 max hotkeys that Apple ...
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How to List All Windows of One App Which Are Open in All Desktops

I would like to be able to generate a list, and hopefully access one-by-one, all the open windows of any specific app no matter what desktop they are in,together with which Desktop Workspace (Mission ...
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Switching between Spaces in macOS: window not in focus and sometimes jumping back to previous Space

Stranger things are happening with macOS 12 (on every version) on my MacBook Air M1. When I switch between Spaces (and with a window in full-screen mode), then the window in the next Space is not in ...
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MacOS Monterey 12.4 keeps changing spaces order despite having the setting off

I have macOS Monterey 12.4 on a new M1 MacBook Air. Currently, I regularly find my spaces to be mixed up. This is annoying since I then have to stop what I am doing and fix them up in Mission Control. ...
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How to make an app window extend vertically between two monitors fully with separate Spaces off?

I use a monitor arrangement that incorporates two monitors in a vertical alignment, eg, this is a segment from System Preferences → Displays that shows how these two monitors are arranged: (NOTE: I ...
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System Keyboard Shortcuts don't work in iTerm2/Terminal for Mission Control

Using macOS Monterey 12.4 and have this shortcut set for Mission Control: I have changed the Move left/right a space and activated these shortcuts. I also have Karabiner Elements, but it doesn't ...
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Resetting right-alt (option) key on MacBook Pro 2017 Monterey 12.3

Problem My right alt (option) key is bound to the Desktop feature of Mission Control (the feature where all windows are pushed away to show a clean desktop). This feature is normally bound to either ...
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Cannot access Desktop/Space - switches back to the previous one

I currently have 4 desktops/spaces and I thought I disabled everything to do with automatic rearranging them or switching to them. Yet, sometimes macos insists on going back to a particular space ...
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Force every app to reopen in the same desktops where it was before restarting Macbook

Because of a nasty bug in my Macbook pro 2019 with MacOS 10.15.7, it sometimes happens that my Macbook restarts by itself. This is not a big deal usually because almost every app restarts exactly ...
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How can I trigger AppleScript whenever the Deskop-workspace is changed?

I am an avid user of the Mission Control Desktop Workspaces feature of Mac OS. But keeping track of which space I'm in, and even moreso what the previous space was, is frequently a problem. There are ...
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Using Opt + 1 shortcut to switch to Desktop 1

I feel a little silly asking this since I think it used to work. I would like to use the key combination Opt+1 to switch to Desktop 1 in Mission Control. The current mapping is Ctrl+1 but when I try ...
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