Do You Use Mission control Exclusively or Swipe Between Full Screen Apps?

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  1. HappyDude20 macrumors 68020

    HappyDude20

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    I've had Lion since day one, like most of you.

    Like a good amount of you, I miss Spaces and Expose from Snow Leopard.

    I guess i'm here asking if you use Mission Control or the swipe feature to maneuver between full screen apps in Lion? I ask, considering Mission Control doesn't (yet) exist on the iPad and figure some people would use only the swiping feature... yet, as someone who has both devices, I use Mission Control on my Mac, though admittedly secretly long and yearn for Spaces in Lion.

    Sorry, guess I really miss Spaces. I miss it so much. I wish I could somehow get it in Lion. I know I can get it on iOS, though it costs a few bucks, though totally worth it.
     
  2. Kasalic macrumors regular

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    Sorry but I don't miss it one bit, which is strange because I loved it on SL. I find on both 20" iMac and 13" MBA I use just swipe left and right to switch between desktops. The only machine I use that I have a problem with is an older MacBook without a Multitouch Pad. Then I resort to using CTRL+left/right, which I find to be very clunky.
     
  3. Piplodocus macrumors regular

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    I don't miss it at all. I always liked the Spaces idea but it wasn't very practical. Now with swiping, or accessing and re-arranging them in Expose/Mission Control, it's FAR better IMHO.

    Sometimes I swipe, sometimes I use MC. If I'm going back and forth repeatedly between 2 apps in adjacent screens a lot I swipe (e.g. between my music software and my external audio hardware controls). If I want something that's somewhere in a space, possibly even behind stuff in my current one, I use mission control (trying to find a web page/finder window).

    Only thing I don't really ever use is launchpad (or whatever it's called - the iPad/iPhone type screen). I don't have to though so it doesn't bother me. I'm all for alternative ways of working as long as I don't have to use them if I don't want!
     
  4. jasonvp macrumors 6502a

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    I don't use full screen apps at all, but I do use several desktops. The only time I open up Mission Control is to move a window between desktops. Otherwise it's using the swipe to go between desktops.

    jas
     
  5. CodeBreaker macrumors 6502

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    Swipe when they are adjacent, MC when they are not. My apps are assigned like this: Desktop1 -- Xcode (full screen) -- Safari (full screen) -- iChat (Desktop 2) -- Mail (full screen) -- Photoshop (Desktop 3) and an extra Desktop 4.

    And yes, I do miss Spaces, the main reason being that we were able to see all open windows with one glance and it was easier to jump screens.

    I have no idea how full screen apps would had fit in Spaces, but I would love to get them back.
     
  6. waynep macrumors 6502

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    I did not use spaces but was new to the Mac a year ago. I don't use full screen on my apps. With my 17" mpb, I don't feel the need to go full screen much. I sometimes do when doing something that will take a while in iPhoto. I just command-tab to switch apps. Since I came from a PC world recently and still use Windows at work, it's the same key stroke combination as alt-tab to switch windows.
     
  7. motorazr macrumors 6502

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    I still really, really miss expose .... I feel that the new spaces + expose the way it was would be a great combination, but I almost never use mission control. I do swipe between full screen programs occasionally, but the full screen system is mis-designed I feel, seeing as my second display ends up blank vs. two full screen apps at once or something useful.
     
  8. Mal macrumors 603

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    I hate using the mouse pointer itself to select things, so I use the swipe gestures and Cmd-Tab to move between open apps, including full screen applications. Usually I have only Mail open in full screen, which means it sits just to the write of my main Space, so it's a simple swipe left or right. I rarely have even three Spaces going at once.

    jW
     

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