Mission Control

Updated: 10/11/2017 by Computer Hope

A feature on the Apple macOS X that gives an overview of what is currently running on the computer. At the top of Mission Control you'll see the Dashboard, Desktop, fullscreen windows and any open application windows. The Mission Control is one of the easiest ways to switch between open applications.

How do I open Mission Control?

The Mission Control can be opened using any of the below suggestions.

  1. Using the trackpad or Magic Mouse swipe three fingers up towards the screen.
  2. Press F4 or Fn and F9 at the same time.
  3. Click the Mission Control icon on the Dock or Launchpad.

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