will Lion have leopard expose (not SL expose)

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by trailofdan, Feb 21, 2011.

  1. trailofdan macrumors newbie

    Feb 6, 2009
    please someone tell me that lion will have the same expose as leopard and not the god awful unusable expose of SL.
  2. anti-microsoft macrumors 68000

    Dec 15, 2006
    Edinburgh, Scotland
    It will have Mission Control http://www.apple.com/macosx/lion/
  3. Blakeasd macrumors 6502a

    Dec 29, 2009
    Expose is still there, however it was changed dramatically...
  4. trailofdan thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 6, 2009
    Sigh.....I'll have to give lion a proper try before I buy (I learnt my mistake the hard way with SL)
  5. richard.mac macrumors 603


    Feb 2, 2007
    51.50024, -0.12662
    why would it downgrade and go back to the expose in Leopard? it will definately have the SL expose. just integrated with mission control too.
  6. akm3 macrumors 68020

    Nov 15, 2007
    I prefer Expose from 10.5 as well, but I adjusted and went on.
  7. wilsonhaven macrumors member

    Oct 12, 2009
    I'm new to Mac OS X and SL is my first mac OS. I like the way that spaces separates desktops. I'm not certain that I'm going to like all of my apps working fullscreen. I'm thinking of moving to a 17 inch MBP from my 15 so that I can have a more workable workspace. I'll see.
  8. cksubs macrumors member

    Jul 14, 2009
  9. baryon macrumors 68040


    Oct 3, 2009
    So far the way I see it is:
    Leopard Exposé > SL Exposé > Mission Control

    I loved Exposé in Leopard, there was nothing wrong with it. It was quick, responsive, snappy, non-intrusive. It only changed the sizes of windows when necessary, and used up 100% of the space.

    In SL, the windows are smaller, they and do not preserve their locations and relative sizes. I like that you can enlarge them with Space, but that's not an excuse for making them smaller and appear in random order. Also, Exposé in SL is slower, choppier, laggier and buggier.

    In Lion, Exposé has turned into some random mess of icons and thumbnails everywhere, ordered arbitrarily and windows STILL hide each other because they are grouped together by application. There is just so much wasted space it makes me sad.

    Apple: Bring back Spaces and Exposé EXACTLY as there were in Leopard. Forget the stupid Mission Control, please!
  10. BDecker19 macrumors newbie

    Sep 3, 2009
    completely agree

    Completely agree... hated the SL expose, with the only thing being worse the new mission control. Tried the SL hack here in Lion, and looks like messes up the system.

    Back to SL (with the leopard expose) hack I go... seriously, i'm this close to ditching apple
  11. LxHunter, Oct 5, 2011
    Last edited: Oct 5, 2011

    LxHunter macrumors 6502

    Nov 14, 2010

    For an Expose replacement take a look at: http://manytricks.com/witch/

    I use my iMac for work and Lion is a step backward for productivity - I don't need to repeat all the reasons that have already been well covered.

    Other Lion fixes I have used:
    1. Calendar is awful - replaced by BusyCal
    2. Mission Control/Expose is replaced by Witch
    3. Address Book - still looking for a replacement like the 3 panel version in Snow Leopard. I have looked at many CRM apps like SOHO, Daylite and Contactizer but they are overkill for me.

    I was planning an upgrade to iPhone 4S before I switched to Lion.
    If I have to revert to Outlook to replace the Lion Address Book I may as well move back to Windows 8 in a year. (I also have no choice but to use Excel and Word)

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