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Cycle through desktops in Mission Control with just one shortcut?

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Kawanaut Level 1 Level 1 (50 points)
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Jul 23, 2011 2:53 PM

In Spaces (Snow Leopard) I had a mousebutton defined to CMD+right arrow which allowed me to cycle through spaces like: 1 > 2 > 3 > 1 > 2....   ie. when it gets to the end, it just starts over.


With Lion and Mission Control, I just get some bouncy eyecandy effect when I'm at the last desktop and I want to continue to the right.


Since I only have 1 mouse button I can assign to this, I'd like a way to be able to continue to cycle through my desktops with a single short cut. Is this possible?

MacBook Pro 15, Mac OS X (10.7)
  • Thebestplacehere Level 3 Level 3 (700 points)

    You can use ctrl 1,2,3 or 4 to navigate but to get the fifth you need click the + when in mision control first to create it ..

    Also ctrl right arrow work but remember to create desktops you need click the + and a new desktop appear..

  • Eric.from.Detroit Calculating status...

    Here's an idea I just stumbled apon that you might want to try. It's not exactly the same movement as spaces... which I truely miss. But it will work for you.


    You can assign a keyboard shortcut for every space. So you'll have to know what space number you want to go to but it will work. Just go to System Pref>Keyboard>Keyboard Shortcuts>Mission Control. You can select your options there. As you see in my pic, I just assigned 'option' 'arrow' for each of my spaces. In expose, I used them to 'push' to the space I wanted. So I'll have to retrain my brain (which is annoying because I used that movement constantly while I worked), but it will work.


    Screen Shot 2011-08-22 at 6.07.35 PM.png

  • arsix Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hello Kawanaut


    After migrating to Mountain Lion, im having the same predicament. Did you ever find a way to cycle between desktops with 1 button?



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