Master Mission Control
El Capitan has some nice improvements to OS X’s clever task switcher
Regain control of your desktop with Apple’s much-improved workspace manager
Anyone can do it
IT WILL TAKE
OS X 10.11 (some features work in older versions) Mission Control has been a feature of the Mac’s operating system since 2011, when it appeared in OS X 10.7 Lion, but its roots go back to Exposé, which debuted way back in 2003 with OS X 10.3. It is envisaged as the control centre from which you organise what’s running on your Mac. In reality, you could happily use your Mac for years without ever using it, but it’s very handy when you need to find that one crucial window you’ve lost behind a dozen others, or to get a handle on exactly what’s running.
In El Capitan, the top row of Mission Control, which shows your virtual desktops is reduced in size until you move the pointer over it. This gives extra room to windows on the current desktop, which fill most of the the display, making them a little bit easier to identify.
We’re going to show you how to use Mission Control, including features that are new in El Capitan, to manage your apps and spaces, and how you can customise its behaviour in System Preferences. To start, though, try out this new shortcut: drag a window to the top edge of the screen to open Mission Control, then drop it onto the space where you want it to appear.
Mission Control is handy when you need a window that’s lost behind a dozen others