13 Replies Latest reply: Sep 5, 2012 6:03 PM by petermac87
yerffej3 Level 1 (5 points)

I loved Expose in that I could see my minimized application windows. Mission control does not show any minimized windows and Expose seems to do nothing now. How do I see my minimized windows now? What is the purpose of Expose? This update is very dissapointing so far!

  • xreyuk Level 1 (5 points)

    I am having difficulty understanding the differences between expose and Mission Control. I understand mission control shows more information, but if it shows more info, why still use expose?

  • Beeblebrox Level 1 (95 points)

    Exposé still provides you with the ability to view applications windows as always (although we now no longer can see "all windows" via Exposé.)

     

    Mission Control is the replacement for "Spaces" not Exposé.  The major backward step from Spaces to MC is that the user can't activate MC and then drag a window from another space into the current one or another unselected deskop space.  A major oversight that I hope will be soon corrected.  You can however, drag windows from the current space into one of the other virtual spaces.

  • polkunus Level 1 (0 points)

    The old expose was MUCH better, it showed all applications and not only ones revolving around your selected window.

     

    How can I see EVERYTHING that's running?

  • Beeblebrox Level 1 (95 points)

    I know this isn't what you want to hear (and I don't like saying it), but this is one of the one-step-back situations.  Both Spaces and Exposé were more full-featured in Snow Leopard.

  • xreyuk Level 1 (5 points)

    So in expose now, you can only see the current application windows?

     

    I still struggle to see how mission control is a replacement for spaces, because it shows all of the windows from what I can see on the screenshots. Can you explain in more depth?

  • polkunus Level 1 (0 points)

    Spaces took some time to set up, you have to agree... And I understand Apple is trying to make things simpler with less of a hassle. But apple, this is taking features away from people who dont mind spending an hour configuring their spaces and those people who do take that time usually spend more time on the computer in general.

  • yerffej3 Level 1 (5 points)

    The only thing that I can get Expose to do is show me the open windows of the program that I am working in ie. if I have four browser windows open at the the same time, Expose will show me those four windows. But that's it! Why does Apple need to change things that worked just fine?

  • Beeblebrox Level 1 (95 points)

    Exposé has always technically just been a methodology to view and select windows and modes in a user friendly way. To my knowledge, what has been dropped from the Expose/Mission Control selection list is the All Windows and instead, we now have Application Windows, Desktop, MC, Dashboard, Launchpad, and a few other things we've always had.

     

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  • iPotential Level 1 (15 points)

    polkunus wrote:

     

    The old expose was MUCH better, it showed all applications and not only ones revolving around your selected window.

     

    How can I see EVERYTHING that's running?

     

    I agree App Expose is fine if you knew the window you were looking for was minimized, instead of hidden behind another window.

     

    Also you need to be in that app to bring up its minimised windows - which is irritating if you are using more than one app to manipulate files.

     

    Consider this: http://www.apple.com/feedback/macosx.html

  • iPotential Level 1 (15 points)

    Also, App Expose includes other files that are not open or minimized, making the search for the minimised one even harder!

     

    Thankfully I haven't upgraded my work Mac yet.  It is staying with Snow Leopard.

  • gcfranco Level 1 (0 points)

    in MC you can hover over a group and scroll up w/ your mouse or trackpad to spread apart its contents (however it doesnt' spread out far enough to clearly see each window). In this mode you can select a window and drag it to another space.

     

    in the old Expose you used to be able to drag any window from any space to another. in MC you can only drag a window from the active space.

     

    I also miss how zippy spaces was with switching where only the windows would slide. The transition now with the duplicate desktop feels so slow to me. I guess they made it this way because of full screen apps.

  • ge4orce Level 1 (0 points)

    Its mindless! 10.8 - Trying to please old world apple fans by keeping bits and bobs from the past, and unless you have been following each and every version of OS x over the years you are left clueless, that's why iOS is so great, it was a blank slate, that's what we need for mac OS, something completly new, we are stuck in a rabbit hole, its time to chuck in a grenade! Please Apple, do what you were created for and give us something completely new. Fulfil the prophecy!

  • petermac87 Level 5 (7,365 points)

    ge4orce wrote:

     

    Its mindless! 10.8 - Trying to please old world apple fans by keeping bits and bobs from the past, and unless you have been following each and every version of OS x over the years you are left clueless, that's why iOS is so great, it was a blank slate, that's what we need for mac OS, something completly new, we are stuck in a rabbit hole, its time to chuck in a grenade! Please Apple, do what you were created for and give us something completely new. Fulfil the prophecy!

    http://www.apple.com/feedback/macosx.html

     

    This thread is way over 12 month old and is in the Lion Forums. Nothing to achieve here.

     

    Pete