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 disable space change by the mouse moving to the screen edge

When I drag a window with the mouse to a screen edge and keep it there for half a second or so my Mac switches to the next/previous space. This behaviour happens on High Sierra and seems to be part ...
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cycle windows in current space, version Catalina

This functionality is the same as this one Description: The given: In the current desktop there is one terminal and Safari open, and in another desktop there is another terminal window. Desired is to ...
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MacOS Dock remains visible in fullscreen

I'm trying to solve a problem that's been bothering me for at least a couple of years: MacOS dock remains visible in fullscreen apps. After switching to a fullscreen-mode app Dock won't disappear ...
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Auto Swoosh to space on a per app basis

There is a lot of questions and articles about the "When switching to an application, switch to a Space with open windows for the application" under the mission control settings pane (also called "...
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Open Chrome Developer tools (not docked) in same space as chrome

So i am trying to have the dev tools open and appear above the main window of chrome, which is full screen. thanks to the mission control/spaces, i am not able to do this. does anyone know of a work ...
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Productivity tips while using Screen Sharing app

I'm a big fan of the Magic Mouse double finger swipe and -tap with to quickly switch between full screen windows, but this gesture functionality is lost using macOS via a full screen Screen Sharing....
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How are all open windows arranged in mission control?

When opening mission control in Catalina to quickly switch between windows is there a system for how the window "thumbnails" are arranged? I often have many similar windows open and would like to ...
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Is there a way to use Split Screen without “Displays have separate Spaces” in Mission Control?

Does anyone know if there's a way to use the split-screen feature when Mission Control has the setting "Displays have separate Spaces" unchecked? I use the split-screen feature a lot on my Mac OS, ...
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Is there a way to automatically maximize a window when dragging it to an external monitor?

I can do it with a shortcut, but looking for a fully automated way. Does Mission Control or macOS allow this?
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OS slows down when I connect external monitor

I'm currently using a Mid-2015 MacBook pro and running Catalina's latest build on it. Although for quite a long time anytime I connect the MacBook to an external display it seriously slows down. when ...
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Keyboard shortcut for moving focus to a different screen

I am new to using Mac. I have been using a multi-monitor setup. Specifically, I have two monitors. Each of the monitor have multiple spaces. ``````````````````````````` ` 1 ` ` ` ...
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Horizontal Lines When Switching Spaces

So I noticed an issue with my screen that started last night wherein horizontal white lines slash across the top right portion of my screen whenever I switch Spaces in Mission Control. I noticed this ...
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Mission-control order messes up [duplicate]

When you have multiple applications open on full screen you can view them all (on the top of your screen) by sliding from bottom to top with three fingers on your trackpad. You can toggle between them ...
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“Reduce motion” is not working when option “Displays have separate Spaces” is unchecked

has anyone answer to this please ? The thing is, when I check "Displays have separate spaces" in Mission control settings, Reduce motion kicks in and it works....but when I want to have "one big ...
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How to restore browser windows at boot [duplicate]

I am looking for a utility that will restore my desktop arrangement for multiple desktops for not only when I plug-in and unplug an external monitor (I.E. Display Maid, which does this well) but also ...
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Mission Control not working (Mac OS Catalina 10.15)

I'm running Mac OS Catalina 10.15 and all of a sudden my favourite feature, Mission Control, has stopped working. It does not work with the touchpad gesture, touchbar, Apple Keybpoard or even my Apple ...
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detaching a chrome tab on catalina causes a jump to a different workspace

It is my habit to have dozens of chrome tabs open across a dozen workspaces in macOS. Often I want to to re-organize these tabs. For example, I may have an instance of chrome on workspace 5 with 10 ...
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Some App Instances cannot be focused

So, assume I have 4-5 instances of an app running on different monitors (in this case, using DisplayLink Manager). Some times, some of the instances cannot be switched to anymore. When I right-click ...
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MacOS Catalina default space for app

Is it possible to set in Catalina a default space (display) to open the specific app? When using 3 monitors I have a specific setup to which I am accustomed to, however when I plug the laptop from ...
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Mission Control erratic behavior

Whenever I minimize a maximized application window (e.g., MS Word) in a Desktop Space, the computer: Moves the application window to a different Desktop Space, and Either: closes the Desktop Space, ...
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How to show file/window names in Mission Control?

I need to switch between windows often across apps. I have 4 terminals open, 5 projects in Visual Studio Code, 4 github repos open in Sublime Merge, 3 Finder windows, 6 Chrome windows, and on top of ...
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How to see all windows of an application within a space?

I am a fan of the exposé feature in Mac. I work in multiple spaces dedicated to each for respective projects. However, I would want to see all windows belonging to a particular application on that ...
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How to move the window having focus to a different Space using the keyboard?

Several years ago I was able to move a window to the next or previous space by a keystroke combo I custom configured in Settings > Keyboard > Shortcuts. I had chosen Shift-Control-Option-[Right/Left]...
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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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