This is what you can do with Mission Control on your Mac — 2022
One of the strengths of MacOS is the simplicity of the operating system and how accessible everything is at any time, and part of the blame for the latter lies with a function or application, we wouldn't really know how to catalog it, called Mission Control and that gives you the possibility of perfectly organizing the screens of your Mac so that you can also access everything very easily and quickly. Read on to discover everything you can do with Mission Control.
What is Mission Control exactly?
Mission Control is a native application or feature offered by MacOS that is available to you from the moment you first turn on your Mac, you don't have to do or install anything, everything is perfectly configured from the start. What Mission Control offers is a synoptic view of all your open windows, desktop spaces, full-screen applications, and Split View spaces to make it easy to view and switch between them, so you can easily access them at any time. and quickly to any of these elements.
How does Mission Control work?
Open Mission Control
Surely you have already opened, at some point in your life, Mission Control, but you did not know that you were opening Misson Control. There are three ways to open this application:
- Swipe up with three or four fingers on the trackpad, or if you're using the Magic Mouse, double-tap the mouse with two fingers.
- Open the Mission Control app located in the Applications folder.
- Press the Mission Control key on the Apple keyboard or Touch Bar.
As you can see, it is really easy to access this fantastic application that you have on your Mac, we recommend that you use the first of the options mentioned above to access it, since we believe that for most users it will be the easiest way to enjoy the advantages that Mission Control offers you.
Add spaces and switch between them
When you access Mission Control you will see that you have two different spaces, one, the spaces bar located at the top of the screen, where you can find the thumbnails of each desktop space and each window that is in full screen or Split View and two , the other applications that you have open on your Mac but that are not in full screen.
Adding spaces in the space bar is really simple, you just have to move the pointer to the space bar and click on the add button (+) located at the top right of the screen. Of course, if you have more than one space in the space bar you can switch between them by clicking on the thumbnails or using the gestures you can enjoy in MacOS like swipe left or right with three or four fingers on the trackpad and with two fingers on the Magic Mouse or press Control-Right Arrow or Control-Left Arrow on the keyboard.
Move windows to spaces
Of course, if you have any window open and you want to add it to the space window you can do it perfectly, you just have to drag said window to the thumbnail of the space you want in the space bar. If you drag a window to an empty area of the space bar, it will open full screen in its own new space. Also, if you drag a window onto the thumbnail of a full screen app, what will happen is that both will be arranged in Split View.
Move or remove spaces
Finally, you can also move and delete spaces very easily, to move them you just have to drag the thumbnail of the corresponding space to the left or right of another space in the space bar. If you just want to remove a space, you have to hold down the Option key and then click on the generated x symbol at the top left of the space. All windows in that space will automatically be moved to the first space on the desktop.