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10.7: Expand an application's windows in Mission Control
Authored by: Keir-thomas on Dec 06, '11 07:54:15AM

You can also alter a secret setting to enlarge the fanned-out thumbnails so you can actually read their contents, as I explain in my new book of tips (Mac Kung Fu). Here's the defaults write command you need:

defaults write com.apple.dock expose-cluster-scale -float 1;killall Dock

To switch back to normal, type

defaults delete com.apple.dock expose-cluster-scale;killall Dock
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10.7: Expand an application's windows in Mission Control
Authored by: chabig on Dec 06, '11 04:10:33PM

You can also use quick look to read the contents while in Mission Control. Hover over a window and tap the spacebar to make it full size. Tap again to return to Mission Control.



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10.7: Expand an application's windows in Mission Control
Authored by: Keir-thomas on Dec 07, '11 09:00:52AM

Good point but using the command I outlined expands all the windows to 100% at the same time, rather than just one.

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10.7: Expand an application's windows in Mission Control
Authored by: digs0 on Jan 12, '12 05:53:17PM

Interesting tip! I tried it and it didn't quite suit me. What I'm really looking for is a way to restore the behavior where Mission Control will let you command tab between focus on a single app at a time. I can do that by swiping over the app itself in the Dock, but that's a pain. I'd rather invoke Mission Control and then command-tab between single-focus apps. I swear you used to be able to do that...

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