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10.7: Some Mission Control tips System 10.7
On Lion, Expose and Spaces have received a major overhaul in the form of Mission Control. As usual they have included some nice subtleties in the way you can interact with it.

All the following tips apply when you already are in Mission Control and are from the perspective of someone not using gestures (no trackpad or Magic Mouse).
  • You can use the Spacebar on a selected window to Quick Look its content.
  • You can change the selected window (the one with the blue border) by using your mouse or by typing the beginning of the title of this window.
  • You can enter the 'Application windows' mode by hitting Command+`.
    If you keep on hitting Command+` you will traverse all the open windows of an application for all the open applications on your system. Even applications with minimized windows are included.
    Note that Shift+Command+` doesn't take you in the reverse direction.
That's it.

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10.7: Some Mission Control tips
Authored by: peterholdn on Jul 29, '11 09:30:36AM
Looks like if you are doing the Command+` , if you keep the Command button down and use the tab key, you'll be able to navigate directly to a specific application while staying in Mission Control, then you can continue to use the Command+` if you want.
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10.7: Some Mission Control tips
Authored by: gopes on Jul 29, '11 03:15:47PM

You don't need to hold command to use the ` and tab keys.



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10.7: Some Mission Control tips
Authored by: Frederico on Jul 29, '11 11:24:49PM

Great catch!



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10.7: Some Mission Control tips
Authored by: peterholdn on Jul 30, '11 10:47:11AM

Actually, you do need to use the command tab to get the little filmstrip that lets you go directly to a specific application while in Mission Control. If you just use tab, you go through them in sequence. Cmd-tab lets you choose one specifically using the same interface you get with Cmd-tab in the finder, without leaving Mission Control.

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10.7: Some Mission Control tips
Authored by: dyfolio on Jul 29, '11 08:25:03PM

Command is not needed; ` alone starts app-expose. While in app-expose, *tab* moves forward through apps, and ` moves backward.



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10.7: Some Mission Control tips
Authored by: vczilla on Jul 30, '11 12:54:45PM
Yep, I didn't do my home work (I'm the original poster of the tip).

To recapitulate: When you're in Mission Control if you press ` ( not cmd+` as I originally wrote) you enter the 'Application Windows' mode.

Once there you can navigate from one application to another by pressing ` to go forward or tab to go backward.

In the 'Application Windows' mode you can also use opt+tab to initiate the application picker.

You can then use opt+tab and opt+` to navigate the application strip back and forth.

Note that you can't use opt+q to directly quit an application from the app picker contrary to its regular desktop counterpart.

Thanks you guys for having corrected my mistakes.

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10.7: Some Mission Control tips
Authored by: Michelasso on Aug 26, '11 05:06:51AM

I've eventually changed my keyboard to the US setting so I could finally figure out this tip. I am afraid you should correct "opt-tab" with "cmd-tab" to get the active application strip.

Once in Application Windows "`" is equivalent to "shift-tab".

To add the "option" key doesn't change anything.

I am still not able to select a window typing the first letter of the application name, tho. Any idea?

Edited on Aug 26, '11 05:07:30AM by Michelasso



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10.7: Some Mission Control tips
Authored by: daGrimm on Jul 31, '11 11:56:15PM

Does anyone know how to reassign the shortcut for this command, i.e. what to enter exactly in the system preferences menu to get a different shortcut for invoking the "switch through application windows" when in Mission Control view?



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10.7: Some Mission Control tips
Authored by: Michelasso on Aug 03, '11 03:50:59AM

Same problem here. To type ` I need to do CMD + \ (Italian keyboard). And that doesn't seem to work.



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10.7: Some Mission Control tips
Authored by: Michelasso on Aug 03, '11 04:14:35AM

Is there a way to show all windows in a Space while moving the cursor over it? I have to go to Mission Control, select the Space and then go to Mission Control again. I can't believe it isn't there by default. In SL I used to go to Space, then "All Windows" and I could have a full view of all running applications.



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10.7: Some Mission Control tips
Authored by: TC!! on Aug 08, '11 01:46:15AM

I think the first comment might have hinted at this but I wanted to make it clearer, after you get into the app mode you can then press cmd + tab to bring up the application switcher, move to the app you want and it will keep you in expose app mode and display the windows for that app.

Nobody seems to have mentioned that below the windows you also get a list of recent items for that app, you can browse through them with left and right arrow and press enter to open the highlighted item. You can also start typing the name of the document to highlight it.



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