Closing windows in Mission Control

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by DandsM, Jul 7, 2011.

  1. DandsM macrumors member

    Jan 31, 2011
    This is the feature I am missing more in Lion. It would be awesome to close windows in Mission Control view.

    They should add a "X" button over all windows as they did when you create a new desktop and close it.

    Very convenient, what do you guys think?:D
  2. markrox7 macrumors 6502

    Apr 17, 2011
    Nahhh. If you have a lot of windows open it can get annoying and confusing. Better to just take the two seconds to go to that window and press cmd + w
  3. Runenees macrumors newbie

    Feb 25, 2009
    Copenhagen, Denmark
    I couldn't agree more. I simply don't get why they don't add this. It should've been added in Snow Leopard.

    The only reason that I can see for not adding this is that users may accidentally hit the close button instead of the window they want to bring to the front. But I'd say that's a risk I'd be willing to take or at least have the option to take :) It makes life sooo much easier in Windows 7 that you have the option to close windows from the thumbnails.
  4. santip macrumors newbie

    Jul 24, 2011
    I would also love to have such an option, if X on every window is problematic I wouldn't mind having to press alt for the Xs to show up.

    Another option would be to use ctrl+w while hovering over the window on mission control, or when highlighting with the keyboard arrows.
  5. DandsM thread starter macrumors member

    Jan 31, 2011
    Any news about this feature?

    I think someone could earn a lot of money by coding an app for this purpose.:rolleyes:;)
  6. MacbookDO macrumors newbie

    Jan 20, 2011
    This feature would be great for closing web "pop-unders" that seem to avoid popup blockers!
  7. DandsM thread starter macrumors member

    Jan 31, 2011
    Yeah, one of my top reasons for this feature.
  8. joezjojo macrumors newbie

    Feb 10, 2012
    How to

    There is a way to do this by using Better Touch tool (

    1) Add a new GLOBAL gesture
    2) Touchpad Gesture: e.g. Three Finger click
    3) Predefined Action "Close window below cursor

    Works in Mission control and any kind of expose by mouseover + gesture ...

    --> closed window text will stay till next time opening mission control...

    but thats no problem for me...

    hope that will help u guys...
    try it out.really good tool.
  9. fuseburner macrumors newbie


    Jan 22, 2017
    THIS WORKS LIKE A CHARM! thanks man

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