Multiple desktops without additional displays...

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by appleperson1, Apr 23, 2015.

  1. appleperson1 macrumors member

    May 21, 2013
    So i'm wondering - basically just to help with multitasking and not having a whole heap of windows all on top of each other (which gets stressful to look at) - whether there's any way to use the extended desktop feature with only my single display.

    I use a 15" Macbook Pro with OSX Yosemite. It would be great if I could simply four finger swipe across to the right or left to get to another desktop. Well... I guess it would be the same desktop - just without the windows that are open on the original desktop displaying there.

    I'm sure this must exist - I just can't find the right words to Google to find it.

    Any tips out there?
  2. mgipe macrumors demi-god


    Oct 6, 2009
    Easy. Assuming you are using a trackpad, use a three finger swipe up to open Mission Control. Go to the upper right corner of the screen and click the + button that pops up. You can move any open window to any desktop at the top. You can click on one of the desktops to go directly to it. Or you can exit Mission Control with a three finger swipe down. Now you can move through the desktops with a three finger swipe left or right.
  3. appleperson1 thread starter macrumors member

    May 21, 2013
    Brilliant! That's exactly what I wanted! Thanks guys. And thanks Apple, I guess.

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