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10.7 Four Finger Spread while in Mission Control System 10.7
If you do a spread with thumb and three fingers over clustered windows of an app while in Mission Control, the windows will spread out for a better view.

It makes good sense gesture-wise, but clashes with the system-wide Show Desktop gesture.

[crarko adds: I tried this out with a Magic Trackpad and it does work this way. It does make sense for Mission Control, where there isn't a single Desktop to show.]
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10.7 Four Finger Spread while in Mission Control
Authored by: prachigauriar on Aug 23, '11 07:57:56AM

On my MBP, I can do the same thing by dragging two fingers up while hovering over a cluster of windows.



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10.7 Four Finger Spread while in Mission Control
Authored by: isorn on Aug 23, '11 08:04:35AM

You can also do this with a two finger gesture, scrolling upwards (as you would do in a browser)



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10.7 Four Finger Spread while in Mission Control
Authored by: azeotropo on Aug 23, '11 08:07:40AM

Same works with 2 finger swipe upwards, which I consider to be easier.



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10.7 Four Finger Spread while in Mission Control
Authored by: omz on Aug 23, '11 08:11:20AM

The same can be achieved with a two finger swipe up gesture (also works by scrolling a classic mouse wheel).



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OS X is now the vi of gestures
Authored by: sr105 on Aug 23, '11 08:20:01AM

Thanks for the hint. I keep coming back to hot corners though because how do you drag something and use expose/mission control at the same time without hot corners or a dedicated button. You can't gesture because you're already dragging.

Most of the time, if I'm trying to reveal the desktop, it's because I'm trying to drag a file into an e-mail or something similar.

Edited on Aug 23, '11 08:21:22AM by sr105



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OS X is now the vi of gestures
Authored by: BiL Castine on Aug 23, '11 10:06:27AM

try using command+tab while dragging to change the target app.



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10.7 Four Finger Spread while in Mission Control
Authored by: airhead3 on Aug 23, '11 08:23:35AM

While a four finger spread works with this, a simple two finger swipe up accomplishes the same thing and is much less awkward. I'd recommend the two finger swipe for getting that better view of clustered app windows!



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10.7 Four Finger Spread while in Mission Control
Authored by: peterholdn on Aug 23, '11 04:29:22PM

I swear I remember reading somewhere of a keyboard shortcut (or modifier-key click) that accomplished the same thing, and I tested it and it worked, but I can't find it again. Anyone have any ideas for those of us without trackpads?

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10.7 Four Finger Spread while in Mission Control
Authored by: geoffliang on Aug 23, '11 08:18:01PM

I'm only aware of pressing spacebar while hovering over the window for Quick Look.

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10.7 Four Finger Spread while in Mission Control
Authored by: geoffliang on Aug 23, '11 08:22:03PM
Oh I didn't realise 2 fingers work too. Thanks folks. Then in this case, I'd prefer if four finger spread in Mission Control activate Show Desktop instead. That was how I found out about this anyway. --- tehloft.com always something for everyone
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Edited on Aug 23, '11 08:34:06PM by geoffliang


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10.7 Four Finger Spread while in Mission Control
Authored by: vsilves on Aug 24, '11 12:47:44AM

Ah, very good! After reading about the 2 finger swipe in the comments I decided to try a one-finger swipe on the magic mouse, since that is the equivalent of the 2 finger swipe in the touchpad, and "it works!" This is great for those of us that work with the laptop closed. Thanks a million...



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10.7 Four Finger Spread while in Mission Control
Authored by: mafoo on Aug 24, '11 02:16:16PM

In fact, 2 fingers swipe up expands then and 2 fingers swipe down collapses them again.

There is a bug in this implementation at the moment that if you hover over another stack of windows and swipe up, they will fan out, and the previously fanned out stack will collapse - but the windows will remain transparent.



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