Mission Control - Can you explain its purpose?

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  1. GIZBUG macrumors 65816

    GIZBUG

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    What is the main purpose of Mission Control? It's a feature I have never used on the mac, but read a lot of people like it and get benefit out of it. Someone enlighten me on it's usefulness and how you use it in daily use.
     
  2. keysofanxiety macrumors 604

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    It's awesome. Quickly view all open windows, create new desktops; in tandem with the buttery 3-finger drag-to-move windows gesture, it's an essential part of fluid workflow. I'd say it's one of my favourite macOS features.
     
  3. BarracksSi Suspended

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    I used it a lot when I was taking classes. I put up a Desktop (or is it a Space?) with a Safari window for the lesson plan in one half and my notes in the other half, then another Desktop with an Atom text editor window. I always have Mail in full screen, so it occupies another Desktop.

    Keeping these things separated helps me stay focused and cleans up what I'm seeing on-screen.
     
  4. apppen1 macrumors regular

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    It's great when you multitask a lot. You can have individual apps in each space/desktop and change between them easily.
     
  5. BarracksSi Suspended

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    I'll say this, too --

    I didn't realize how much I used Mission Control until I got my Win10 and Linux laptops at my new job, and they don't have the multitude of swipe gestures that my Mac has.

    Boy, do I miss it when I'm at the office...
     
  6. Badrottie Suspended

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    I rarely use Mission Control and never thought much about this.
     
  7. BarracksSi Suspended

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    It's basically ExposE* revved up on steroids. Mission Control added Expose to the multiple desktop/workspace views in some Linux distributions (right?).

    *(I'm on my Win10 work computer and haven't figured out how to type accented characters!)
     
  8. Gregg2 macrumors 603

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    It's main function is more like Spaces I'd say. The former features of Expose are still there too, and you can toggle Dashboard on and off in the Mission Control System Preferences pane.
     

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