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Mission Control is Mac OS X 10.7's all-in-one solution for window management.

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Mission Control - dragging to move spaces between multiple monitors

In MacOS Sonoma, I use two external monitors, positioned side by side. If I enter Mission Control (by swiping up on my trackpad with three fingers) then all the virtual desktops ('spaces') become ...
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How to change mac OS behavior when closing windows (Mission Control)

I have realized the following annoying behavior from Mac OS. Suppose the following situation: Open app A on Desktop 1 (window A1) Move to Desktop 2 Open app B on Desktop 2 Open another window of app ...
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How do I add a secondary shortcut / shortcut alias on macOS?

I would like to switch Mission Control desktops with another button while still keeping the normal ctrl + arrow shortcut. Is this possible in any feasable way without 3rd party apps? I'm trying to ...
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Disable switching window on different desktop

I want to prevent switching window on other desktop in this case: Open app A background and app B foreground on desktop 2 Switch to desktop 1 Switch to another window of app A on desktop 1 Switch to ...
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Take screenshots of all desktop spaces on MacOS

I need to create zsh script or c++ app to get screenshots of all active desktop spaces for current user. Is there any way to do it? I planned to use screencapture, but didn't find how to choose a ...
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How do I align my Mac's virtual desktops according to the order of apps in the dock?

I find myself spending a lot of time switching between virtual desktops/spaces. I think it would be simpler if I had one space per open program, and if my spaces and my dock were in the same order. ...
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How to set a Mac space that automatically show on the 2nd screen?

Is there a way to assign a space per screen? Let me explain - when I work with 2 screens I have windows on my main monitor and in my secondary monitor. When I unplug from the secondary monitor I want ...
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How to navigate / switch apps in MacOS's Mission Control without using the mouse

For maximum keyboard productivity, is there a way to configure Mission Control to allow navigating the apps via arrow key or hjkl?
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how to merge two full screen chrome tabs in mac OS?

Looks like nobody ever asked this but this might be pretty useful for the pro user to figure out a good way to handle it. I'm working with full screen windows all the time, to take full advantage of ...
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Is there a keyboard shortcut to cycle through all the applications in mission control in macOS?

I want to use keyboard to switch between apps in mission control. Is there a keyboard shortcut to cycle through all the applications in mission control in macOS?
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macOS Mojave cmd+tab exposé doesn't change to active window

I've grown quite fond of the Mission Control way of thinking, but one thing annoys me. When I use Cmd+tab to switch between applications And then click down-arrow to see open instances of the app ...
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MacOS Mission Control Shortcuts not working with Chrome Remote Desktop

Note: Somewhat related to Chrome Remote Desktop Keyboard ShortCut Needed The Problem I found using the Chrome Remote Desktop that the Ctrl key is not forwarded or recognized on the Mac as Mission ...
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Is there a way to set a fullscreen app to always be on Desktop 1?

When I enter fullscreen on spotify, Mac OS automatically creates a new space on the right side of my desktop screens. I'd like to always have it open into the desktop beside the "Dashboard" desktop. ...
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How to move Desktop from one display to another display in Mac OSX El Capitan

I am using a MBP with OSX El Capitan. If I need to move a window from one Desktop space to another desktop space, I just need to hold the title bar and press Ctrl + 2 to move the selected window to ...
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Mouse 4 and 5 for Mission Control pages?

I am not a mac noob, and I have searched through system preferences, and yet I cannot find a way to use the scroll wheel left and right buttons to switch between Mission Control pages on my mac. I ...
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Easy way to delete all virutal desktops in OS X

I don't know why but I have almost 200 virtual desktops and I'm looking for a way to just have one open. Usually I hit F3 go to one and kill it. But to do it 200 times it's gonna take a lot of time!
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OSX El Capitan - Spaces bar - Show expanded window thumbnails/previews by default?

One of the new features of Mac OSX "El Capitan" (10.11) is that "the Spaces Bar has been shrunk, only displaying Desktop and window names by default—revealing your full desktop windows on mouseover." ...
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Spaces Control+Number stops working on Yosemite

I verified that the shortcuts are enabled (in Keyboard preference), but occasionally Control+1, Control+2, etc stop working on my computer. It works again when I reboot. I'm on Yosemite 10.10.3 What'...
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Restart Slow Mission Control in Yosemite

I'm getting some pretty high lag for Mission Control in Yosemite a couple hours after launch. I just want to restart the process but this no longer works: killall Dock How do I do it?
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Excel 2011 on OSX always opens on same monitor

I am running OSX and I have 3 monitors. In Mission Control, I have all 3 monitors to be their own Space. So each monitor has a toolbar at the top. Only one monitor has my dock on it (obviously). I ...
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Reserve leftmost space/desktop for terminal in OSX

In OSX, is there a way to make a particular application always occupy the left-most "space" when I make it fullscreen? I want to always have iTerm2 on the far left. Currently every time I hit ...
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Does any mouse really have 11 buttons? [closed]

I have been an OSX user for long, and today while using a scroll mouse I realized in Mission Control it gives us option to choose from Secondary Mouse Button to Mouse Button 11. If I press the scroll ...
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How to completely disable Mac MissionControl

As shown in the screenshot I have removed all of the keyboard shortcuts to go into Mission Control. Somehow occasionally it still happens. Problem is it then freezes the MBPro for couple of tens of ...
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Mission Control covered by copy of background

This happens whenever I plug my MacBook into a thunderbolt display. Mission Control seems to be stuck like this until I restart. Does anyone know a fix? Has anyone at least seen this before?
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Is there a way to script setting up a space (mission control) in OSX?

It seems that Spaces was designed with assigning apps to a space in mind (see this KB article). Even apps like TotalSpaces are built with this model. This seems redundant to me as there is already ...
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How to open a window in current space using Mountain Lion?

Let's say I have Evernote open in space 2 and while in space 1, I would like to click in the dock or switch (using keyboard) to evernote and have it (evernote) open in space 1. Any idea? Previously I ...
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How to show the menu bar on secondary desktops (spaces) on Mac OS X Lion?

I added additional Desktops (previously known as Spaces) via Mission Control on Lion. On each additional desktop the menu bar is missing. The menu bar is only visible/accessible from the primary ...
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Where are the "inner workings" of Exposé in OSX?

I need to alter the action of "App Exposé" in Lion so that it behaves like the old Exposé in Snow Leopard that showed all apps at once. Does anyone know where I would find the files that control ...
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How to close full screen browser windows in mission control?

Let's say I'm browsing the web in chrome, or safari for that same matter. I then make the window full screen by pressing control-command-F. at that point, say I press command-N a few times to create ...
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Are there any Windows equivalents to Apple's Mission Control [closed]

I'm trying to find something for Windows 7 that simplifies working with multiple programs & files the same way that Mission Control does for the Mac. I frequently have 5 or 6 programs running and ...
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'Show Desktop' Mission Control/Expose Not Functioning [OSX 10.7 Lion]

I have recently upgraded to OS X Lion. I have mapped the keys via Mission Control preFpane as follows: F9 is 'Mission Control', F10 is 'Show Desktop'. F11 is 'Application Windows' F9 and F11 works as ...
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How do you disable the window switch animation when switching spaces with Mission Control?

In Snow Leopard, I had the window switch animation disabled when I quick-key between spaces. Now that it's Mission Control in Lion, there's a long animation during which all my desktop icons disappear ...
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OS X Lion Mission Control - Why can't I organize my spaces the way I want to?

I just updated to Lion today and found at about the new Mission Control. I like it a lot (maybe because I'm pretty new to OS X and didn't now about spaces before, because I actually read a lot of ...
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How to make Mission Control keyboard friendly?

In Snow Leopard, when you Expose, you can navigate to each window by using the keyboard arrow keys. With Lion, this is not possible anymore. Does anyone know how to make the arrow keys work in Mission ...
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How to get Mission Control to show what is on a second monitor? [closed]

I am using Mission Control on OS X 10.7. I have a second monitor, but when I launch Mission Control, it doesn't show me what is on the second monitor. Is there anything I can do to get it to come up?...
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