So... do you use "Group windows by application" or not?

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by pickaxe, Sep 13, 2013.


Do you group Mission Control windows by app?

  1. Yes (10.7 behaviour)

    2 vote(s)
  2. No (old Exposé behaviour/"new" 10.8 option)

    4 vote(s)
  1. pickaxe macrumors 6502a

    Nov 29, 2012
    After the big deal that was made since the 10.8 betas about this option, do people actually disable grouping or not?

    Personally, I tend to like/dislike both equally and switch between them pretty often (made an AppleScript that does that... yeah)
  2. gumblecosby macrumors 6502

    Jun 22, 2010
    I disable application window grouping. It was this feature that made me upgrade.

    The addition of disabling "Group windows by application" in Mountain Lion felt half-arsed to be honest. It's a poor implementation the version of expose it was inspired from; the Tiger and Leopard version

    In 10.5.8 (OS X Leopard) you could:

    -hold the "option" key to make the window names appear for each window

    -hold "Command" when dragging an application window to a new space to bring all the windows from that application to a new space

    -navigate and select a window using the keyboard only. Now you can't.

    I still use Expose/Mission Control but since Lion they have made it too busy visually. There is no need to zoom out the desktop, show a linen texture and have drop shadowing everywhere. Just dim the wallpaper like before and overlay the desktop spaces instead on top using a similar style to the 2d Dock.
  3. benwiggy macrumors 68020

    Jun 15, 2012
    I tried MC with no application grouping, and I couldn't find anything. Too many windows, all over the place.
    With Application Grouping, I can find the app, then the window. (A bit like App cycling, then Window cycling.)

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