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10.7: Select Spaces in Mission Control System 10.7
Here's how to select a Space in Mission Control without leaving Mission Control.

Holding Option while clicking on a Desktop or a Full Screen application will bring that Desktop/Application into focus, but keep you in Mission Control.

This is handy to move apps around Spaces without bouncing in and out of Mission Control.

[crarko adds: I'm starting to really like Mission Control.]
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10.7: Select Spaces in Mission Control
Authored by: nathanator11 on Jul 25, '11 07:32:27AM

Holy crap! That just solved most of my major gripes with MC. Thanks!!!!!



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10.7: Select Spaces in Mission Control
Authored by: Jwink3101 on Jul 25, '11 08:52:37AM

Agreed. I think I still miss the old Spaces but this helps a lot. I also wish there were a regular mouse only way. Maybe something like right-clicking the Desktop/Space switches to it.



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10.7: Select Spaces in Mission Control
Authored by: peterholdn on Jul 25, '11 01:52:09PM

Am I misunderstanding your request? Because while in Mission Control, double clicking a Desktop/space activates it. Yes, it takes you to that space directly, and closes Mission Control. Did you want to be able to mouse-select it and stay in MC?

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10.7: Select Spaces in Mission Control
Authored by: Jwink3101 on Jul 25, '11 01:55:39PM

Yes, I want to basically do what this hint does without needing to touch the keyboard. I want to change screens and stay in mission control (from the mouse alone)



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10.7: Select Spaces in Mission Control
Authored by: poenn on Jul 25, '11 03:43:22PM

You might be able to accomplish this using MagicPrefs. I havenít tried and only use it for 3-finger-click (Spaces) and middle-click. I am writing Spaces, because it hasnít yet been updated for 10.7, but the setting now just invokes MC. I believe the next version will have new 10.7 specific settings/gestures.



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10.7: Select Spaces in Mission Control
Authored by: Jwink3101 on Jul 25, '11 04:51:01PM

I think that would just activate mission control. I want what this hint provides with the option key. Thanks though~



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10.7: Select Spaces in Mission Control
Authored by: dewab on Jul 25, '11 06:34:30PM

While MC is active, you can achieve this with:

Magic Mouse:
A two finger swipe left or right

Magic TrackPad:
three finger swipe left or right

Keyboard-only:
control-left or right



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10.7: Select Spaces in Mission Control
Authored by: Michelasso on Aug 19, '11 04:16:45AM

yes, same here. I have been looking for a way to do it with my not so magic trackpad of my old MacBook and I couldn't find it. Optimally I'd say that just hovering the mouse over a desktop should show it in the "preview". That would make MC much better than Spaces.



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10.7: Select Spaces in Mission Control
Authored by: dewab on Jul 25, '11 07:52:26AM

A two finger swipe (Magic Mouse), three finger swipe (Magic TrackPad), or control-arrow while in MC will also have the same results.



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10.7: Select Spaces in Mission Control
Authored by: DHKaplan on Jul 26, '11 04:22:19AM

That's a good hint, but what I've been looking for is how to set up a keyboard shortcut to switch between spaces directly without having to go through mission control (like in the "old" spaces).



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10.7: Select Spaces in Mission Control
Authored by: azadam on Jul 26, '11 07:35:27PM

Check out System Preferences > Keyboard Shortcuts > Mission Control. By default, I had ctrl-left arrow and ctrl-right arrow which let you scroll from left to right through your mission control spaces... but it also has options available for jumping to specifically numbered spaces if you prefer. You just have to create the desktops in mission control before it'll let you create the keyboard shortcut for it.



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10.7: Select Spaces in Mission Control
Authored by: mrmenellis on Jul 27, '11 02:28:34AM

control - left or right
should work with out being in mission control.

same with
control - number of space desired (e.g. control - 2)



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10.7: Select Spaces in Mission Control
Authored by: knuckledonkey on May 10, '12 10:34:32AM

Then riddle me this.

I hit some button in Word for Mac and now every new Word doc is opened in a new Space.

Can't seem to get out of it. I can see them in Mission Control, but get all the open docs to be free floating on the same Space.

Thoughts?



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10.7: Select Spaces in Mission Control
Authored by: rmilstead on Nov 25, '13 08:12:25AM

Back when I used spaced, I could depress my center mouse wheel, then left click on the icon of a page that I wanted to see on any desktop. Two clicks and I was on any page on any of the 16 desktops that I keep open when doing software development. After more than a year stuck with mission control, I still find myself depressing the center mouse wheel and cussing. Haven't been able to find a way to make mission control recognize the mouse wheel. I even went out an bought an apple magic mouse, but I hated it and it failed after a couple of months anyway. Any suggestions on how to make the center mouse wheel click activate mission control appreciated.



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