Summary: If you use a Mac as your workstation, Mission Control must be a useful tool. You may use it frequently on Mac, but you are unaware of its full capabilities. This guide will introduce you to Mission Control in a new light, as well as teach you how to get the most out of it and significantly expand its functionality.
What is Mission Control in Mac?
Mission Control is a macOS feature that was introduced with the release of macOS X 10.7 Lion in 2011. Dashboard, Exposé, and Spaces were merged and renamed Mission Control.
Mission Control displays all open windows, desktop Spaces, and apps on your Mac desktop in full screen or Split View, allowing you to quickly switch between them.
This feature obviously increases your productivity because you no longer have to repeat the open-close actions to switch between windows and apps. Most Mac users use this feature on a daily basis, but getting the most out of this magical feature is not easy. This article will show you how to significantly expand the Mission Control function.
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How Does Mission Control Work on a Mac?
Well done is twice done, and using Mission Control correctly on Mac yields unexpected results. This article contains specific instructions for Mission Control.
How to open Mission Control on Mac?
Now that you know what Mission Control on Mac is, it’s time to learn how to open Mission Control on Mac. If Mission Control is not working on your Mac, you have several options for opening it:
- Navigate to the Applications folder and look for Mission Control. If you can’t find the Applications folder, look for it in the Mac’s Home Folder.
- To open Spotlight Search, press the Command + Space keys together, and then type Mission Control into the Spotlight Search box.
- Open Mission Control by swiping three or four fingers up on your Trackpad. If your Trackpad on MacBook Pro is insensitive, you should determine why and fix it.
- To access Mission Control, double-tap the surface of your Magic Mouse with two fingers. If it does not work, you must repair Apple Magic Mouse not working.
- To access Mission Control, press the F3 key or Control + Up arrow key.
How do I change the keyboard shortcuts for Mission Control?
Some people may find it inconvenient to use the Control + Up arrow key to launch Mission Control because they are accustomed to using other keys. The method for changing the keyboard shortcuts to open Mission Control is then presented:
- Select System Preferences from the Apple menu.
- To open Mission Control, locate it and left-click the icon.
- Change the shortcuts to open Mission Control and Application windows to what you are used to under Keyboard and Mouse Shortcuts.
- Close the Mission Control window once you’ve finished it.
- If you want to make a shortcut on your Mac, use the Shortcuts app.
How to change the Mission Control keyboard shortcuts?
When you launch Mission Control, a bar will appear at the top of your screen, which we dubbed the Spaces bar. Each desktop space and window in full screen or Split View are represented by thumbnails in the Spaces bar. Launch Mission Control > and click the + icon in the upper right corner of your Mac screen to create a new space.
Switching spaces is a piece of cake; simply click the space you want to open. To delete a space, click it on the Spaces bar, then click the X symbol in the upper left corner.
Changing the space order is straightforward; simply click the space in the Spaces bar and drag it to the desired position.
How to move windows to spaces?
If you have multiple spaces, you can move the windows from one to the other. Simply drag the window to the thumbnail for the space in the Spaces bar.
When you drag the window to an empty area of the Spaces bar, it creates a new space and opens in full-screen mode.
When you drag a window to the thumbnail of a full-screen window or app space, windows in the space appear in Split View. Furthermore, to exit Split View, simply drag the Split View space to the desktop.
If you want to learn how to show your desktop on Mac to improve your work efficiency, you can do so here.
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Mission Control is a fantastic tool that allows you to easily switch between different windows and apps. More instructions for making the most of Mission Control can be found in this article, and improving user experience and work efficiency is not difficult.