Mission Control useless for browser windows?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by discofuel, Aug 23, 2011.

  1. discofuel, Aug 23, 2011
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    discofuel macrumors 6502

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    Just upgraded my MBP to Lion.

    I love some of the new features but finding Mission Control useless for browser windows...

    If I have 15 different Chrome windows open and I enter Mission Control it just bunches them all up on top of each other so I can't possibly find the window I want.

    Expose in SL separated all the windows nicely all in view.

    Am i missioning something (sorry terrible joke)?
     
  2. gr8tfly macrumors 603

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    Try Application Windows. You can setup a hot corner in System Preferences > Mission Control. For instance, I have mine setup to the lower-left corner. Just moving the cursor to that corner will essentially Exposé only the Application's windows. (you need to have the browser as the frontmost app)
     
  3. MrCheeto macrumors 68030

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    Mission control is 3 fingers up.

    Hover over any window inside the current desktop while in Mission control, then press the space bar and it will show it.

    Exposé is 3 fingers down

    Select Chrome and swipe down.

    Welcome to Lion. Enjoy.
     
  4. Jenni8 macrumors member

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    Why not try having your browser in full screen mode instead on one desktop? That way they don't get grouped. And then you can switch easily to other browser windows. Or I'll have two browser windows on one desktop and others in full screen mode. It's easier to navigate the different browser windows in Mission Control in that setup for me.
     
  5. discofuel thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Wow this is great...

    Three finger swipe up for Mission Control, three finger swipe down for App Expose, three finger swipe left or right to change spaces.

    I love Lion!
     
  6. MrCheeto macrumors 68030

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    Wait 'till you find the four finger gestures! Hold onto your butt 8O
     
  7. discofuel thread starter macrumors 6502

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    At this rate I'm going to run out of fingers!
     
  8. marc11 macrumors 68000

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    Yep, then add BTT and you can have all sorts of swipes. I have hot corners on my touch pad to open itunes, mail, Safari, etc. touch points to close open mail messages or dialog boxes, three finger swipe to change songs in itunes, three finger click to go between full and normal screen and more. Sure a lot of this is not due to Lion, but when added with all the gestures Lion brought it is pretty awesome.
     
  9. kasakka macrumors 68000

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    You should use tabs if you have that many windows.
     
  10. marc11 macrumors 68000

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    But then you cannot swipe through tabs like you can with apps, which is a really nice option to have.
     
  11. discofuel thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I do use tabs! All those windows have multiple tabs.

    I'm a multi-tasker!
     
  12. NEvolution macrumors regular

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    I have four finger swipe left/right to swipe through tabs.
    Map it to CTRL + PGUP/PGDN respectively to the gesture of your choice.
     

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