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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Disable all system fn+letter keyboard shortcuts

I have the fn key set up as the Meta key for Emacs. But recently Mac OS (both 12.0.1 and 12.1) has started gobbling one or two combinations of fn plus a letter key: most notably, fn+N opens ...
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Mission control keyboard shortcuts: add more desktops

I've been using i3 window manager on my linux laptop. It's great and I am used to keyboard shortcuts to move to a specific desktop. On MacOS I have been able to replicate this for the first 3 desktops ...
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Keyboard shortcut for changing order of spaces

I haven't found anything natively in MacOS to do this, but is there a workaround? maybe with making a script in Automator or something like that?
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Mission control move a space shortcut not working in Monterey

After I updated to MacOS Monterey, move right/left a space keyboard shortcut (mission control) is no longer working. I even changed the key mapping but this doesn't seem to fix it. And interestingly, ...
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Prevent window rearrangement every time I open mission control

I found mission control quite awkward. The problem is I have four IntelliJ open under one space and I need to switch between them without pain. Every time I open mission control these windows are in a ...
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Mission Control order criteria [duplicate]

What action is determining apps & windows list order in Mission Control, left to right? It looks like this changes while using the same apps/windows...
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Mac forgets window-workspace association on monitor disconnect

Since moving to a new macbook, I've encountered a problem. I'll have several windows spread out across multiple Spaces, like the following illustration based off of the mission control view: (...
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How to change the order of the spaces in mission control using keyboard shortcuts?

I always like to use Mission Control and App Expose using keyboard shortcuts. I almost always have a bunch of spaces and full-screen apps opened. If I were to rearrange these spaces, I use the ...
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Can I create a new shortcut for my mission control

Currently there is a shortcut ^ + <- to move left a space but I also want to map ^ + mousebutton5 to do the same thing as well so my right hand does not need to touch the keyboard. Is there a way ...
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Exclude certain app from mission control

I have several apps open and few of them I don't want to be in mission control, I never need to select them but I do need them open (I access functionalities via shortcuts) is it possible to exclude ...
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How to limit application windows to only windows in the active desktop/workspace?

In Mission Control, there's the Application windows keybinding setting, which when invoked shows all windows from your current application, across all of your desktops. Is there a way to somehow ...
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Mutliple spaces/desktops: Disable switching to other spaces when opening an app?

Not sure if I explained it well but you know when you have multiple spaces, you will still see the opened app on that other space on the app drawer on the bottom. I hate how it makes my desktop ...
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Disable automatic desktop/space switching on Big Sur

Is there a way to disable automatic desktop/space switching when clicking application icons in the dock on Big Sur? Checking/unchecking any of the options in System Preferences > Mission Control ...
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Is there a way to save apps's positions in mission control's spaces for rebooting

When I reboot, my apps stick together on the first space, when before rebooting, they were on different spaces.
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Share workspaces between different monitors on OSx

Currently Mission Control has two settings: Either all displays are changing together when swapping a workspace Each display has its own workspaces The setting I'm looking for is having all ...
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Disable Spaces shelf in Mission Control all windows Exposé

In recent versions of macOS, Mission Control's all windows view shows a shelf for your Spaces. When first activated, this shelf is collapsed at a small height at the top of the screen that displays ...
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How can I make Opera not open new windows in full screen when it has other windows open in full screen?

Here's the behavior I see: have 1 or more windows in Opera open, all in full-screen command-tab from app B to Opera command-n Opera opens a new window and immediately full-screens it I want to be ...
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Disable Mission Control in Big Sur

I would like to completely disable Mission Control in Big Sur. If there is a way to stop it from triggering when I drag a window to the top of a screen that would also be greatly appreciated. I've ...
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How to stop Mac from jumping to a program when a new window opens?

This seems like a very specific weird question that I can't find an answer to anywhere else. I am making hundreds of figures in MATLAB. I plot each figure and then save it as a png to look at later. I ...
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Mission Control in a 2D arrangement? [duplicate]

Is there a way of arranging Mission Control's workspaces in a two dimensional layout (like 5x5)? So far I've only been able to arrange them in a one dimensional straight line (like 1x9) across the top....
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Mission Control (expose) disabled by CASSPP test setup

I recently setup my son's 10.15.7 OS X mb pro to take the CASSPP test. They require that you load up a special profile that turns off a bunch of stuff, as described here: https://ca-toms-help.ets.org/...
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Disable the Dock in all but one Desktop/Space only

On My iMac I usually have several desktops that I use for separate things. While I prefer to have the Dock on my main space to access apps easier, I much prefer to have the Dock hide on all other ...
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Dock Icons Specific To Workspace

I love working in new spaces however is there a way to have Dock Icons be specific to each workspace, say for example I have the following workspaces Workspace 1 Terminal, Safari Workspace 2 Terminal,...
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Group displays/spaces in mission control

Mission control has the binary options of either "Displays have separate spaces" or, if unchecked, all displays belong to the same virtual space (allowing you to have a window across 2+ ...
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Mission Control Won't Open and How Do you set up control + up arrow to make it work

Hello I'm trying to use the control + up arrow to see my desktops/apps that are open but it's not working. I am on 10.13.6 High Sierra. I have spaces enabled and for some reason, the mission control ...
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Mac OS keeps switching to the first desktop Please Help Me

mac:MacBookPro 2019 system:Catalina 10.15.7 When I running full screen software,My screen keeps jumping to the first "desktop". This happens at random. I didn't install “Google Drive”
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Shortcut to switch between Spaces - and not Desktops

In Big Sur, using Mission Control we have the Control+1, Control+2 keyboard shortcuts to switch between desktops. Is there a way (built-in is preferred of course) to switch to a specific space (...
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Windows resized after sleep with external display connected to Macbook Pro via DP to Caldigi hub to TB3 cable

I have an external display DELL U2715H Display connected to my MBP 2017(2xTB3)via mini Display Port and a CalDigit TS3 Plus. I use native res on the display 2560 x 1440 and my macOS version is ...
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Full screen application turns to windowed application and leaves a black screen in Mission Control

While I'm working, I often see an application I made full screen turn to a windowed mode. When I attempt to make it full screen again, it leaves a black screen in my Mission Control. I've attached an ...
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Wallpaper Not Showing Behind Mission Control/App Exposé or resized Window on only one Desktop

No clue why this is happening (screen recording link): https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Cm82c9ApbNU1qF6bjCzITMpnQ00xlvmN/view?usp=sharing For whatever reason, the desktop wallpaper only shows up when ...
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How to prevent window positions from automatically rearrangement while I switch between applications?

I have one space(Desktop) with 10 applications open under it. Is it possible to keep application window position in mission control? In other words how to prevent window positions from automatically ...
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Ctrl key being capture by some unknown app

Out of the sudden, my left Control key has been bound to another app (or working as another shortcut) so when for example I try to hit ctrl+c to kill an app in iterm, I get the Dock popped up and I ...
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Is there a way to view all Spaces in macOS (using a shortcut)

I'm looking for a way to view all desktops (spaces) at once with a single shortcut (like CMD + Up for Mission control) . If i could archive the same effect you get when you use mission control and go ...
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Selecting app icon in app switcher (w/ alt+tab) doesn't show its window if the app is on different workspace in macos catalina

Whenever an app icon is selected in app switcher (triggered by alt+tab) its window does not show in macOS Catalina if the app is on a different workspace. When the icon is selected, nothing happens ...
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Is it possible to track how much time I spend in each of the desktops in Mission Control

I would like to track work time vs. non-work time on my MacBook on a daily basis. I was thinking, maybe if I had one desktop for work and another desktop for non-work, I could more easily track that ...
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How to disable reopening desktops after rebooting

Is there a way to disable reopening all the mission control virtual desktops after rebooting. For example if I have 4 desktops open and I reboot, I'd like to start fresh with 1. I know I can tear ...
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Is there a way to show app icons in Mission Control?

When I used Mission Control, I like to show all my open apps (not in groups) , but when I have a lot of windows, it would be nice to have an overlay of the application icon over the image of the ...
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When I switch desktops with multiple displays, why is the focus on the main display is changing to the same application on the current display?

I am experiencing a weird issue. I have one external monitor and Macbook. I have multiple desktops on both displays. If I open an application, especially iTerm, Chrome, VSCode on the external monitor, ...
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Keyboard shortcut swap/move individual desktop spaces

I tend to just use one "Desktop" Desktop, then my other Desktops are full-screened apps. I frequently close & open Desktop spaces, like when I decide to open a new browser window. My ...
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Create a new space using a keyboard shortcut in macOS Big Sur

I am aware you can do it from Mission Control by clicking and there is no shortcut available in 'Keyboard'. Are there any ways to do this by using a 3rd party program or Shell/ Applescript? The ...
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Mac mission control add new space + icon is on left - not the right

How can I fix this? I don't recall changing a setting for this, but I really wish it was on the right as per normal (was like this prior to Big Sur update as well.) Normal is right I assume - much ...
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Mail App Showing As "talagent" in Mission Control

simple one just wondering why is my Apple Mail showing as "talagent" in mission control? Any idea how it can be fixed? I do not realise when it switched to this name I tried rebooting and ...
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`cmd+tab` to last opened Preview window

Consider this situation: I have two Preview windows with file1.pdf and file2.pdf, and another app, say Chrome, on a MacBook Pro with macOS Catalina. I navigate between the two pdf files with the ...
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Prevent Mission Control from rearranging open applications/windows

Mission Control is automatically putting latest focused window/app on bottom right of Mission Control screen and that operation completely mixes arrangement of other open apps. Because of this I ...
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Macos opens Instruments when I press "Command" + "~"

The default combination to switch between windows of the current app in macOS is ⌘ Command `. Unfortunately when I have opened Chrome and I want to switch between its windows, ⌘ Command ` opens ...
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Is it possible to close windows from App Exposé

I have too many Finder windows open. It's a mess! First, I need to take stock of everything I have open, so I activate App Exposé (aka Mission Control Application Windows) via ⌘↓. App Exposé shows me ...
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Keyboard shortcut or script to move full screen applications to another screen

I have four physical displays and like using applications in full-screen mode. While working, I typically have around 10 apps running in full-screen. I frequently to rearrange the full-screen windows, ...
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In Mission Control, is there a way to set-off desktops, to distinctly differentiate them?

I regularly have 5 to 8 desktops open. Until recently, I've been using them for apps that are visually distinct, so in Mission Control I could tell which desktop had which apps and documents simply by ...
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Is it possible to extend desktop with mission control spaces (no dock, icons, menubar on second or third space)?

I googled and didn't find anything, I know changing wallpapers is allowed for different spaces, on a single macbook is it possible to have the second and other spaces be different from the first like ...
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Apps don't gain focus when switching between them in Mission Control with a touchpad

I have this weird issue where if I switch between two apps with a trackpad they do not gain focus and I have to click the app to start working in it. Note that, by "switching between apps", ...

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