I know what you mean - it was nice to see all the windows.
Tell Apple here: Apple - Mac OS X - Feedback
To mitigate this problem there is "App expose" which lets you see all open windows for any given application.
And, in Mission Control you can spread a given application's windows a little further apart or you can preview any given window within Mission Control.
How you do all that stuff depends on how you've configured mouse, keyboard and trackpad. For example, on my trackpad, to spread MC windows a bit I slide two fingers up (with cursor over the group of windows). To preview a given window, I put the cursor over the window and hit the space bar. For me, App expose can be activated by 4 fingers down for the frontmost app, and four fingers down with the cursor over the chosen app in the dock.
Thanks, Charlie. That's helpful. What I used to accomplish with one button click, now I can accomplish with a button click, a cursor movement, a trackpad action, another button click, a cursor movement, another button click, another cursor movement, another button click, another cursor movement, another trackpad action, another button click, etc....
But at least I know it's possible.
I'll file the feedback with Apple. Sure hope the "all windows" functionality returns.
I'm with ahaskell; these "solutions," however well meaning, don't really solve the problem. What used to be simply accomplished with one button click is now several steps away, if that. It's disrupting my workflow constantly and I can't believe that Apple hasn't added "All Windows" Exposé back as an option in an update.
Frankly, I'm finding too many things in Lion that are taking more steps than in Snow Leopard (another annoying example: "Save As" is gone in most apps; you have to create a duplicate and then save the duplicate. "Save a Version" doesn't do exactly the same thing for me). It's reminding me of my old Mac/PC comparisions -- yes, you can do the same things, but they take more steps to achieve. What happened to the elegance?
And I have already filed feedback with Apple; that's frustrating in itself since you don't get any response. I've read these complaints dating back to last summer (2011) and nothing's been done about it. Very disappointing. I only upgraded so I could use iBooks Author; so far it's not been worth the trouble and has cost me nearly $200 in replaced apps.
I have to agree With Chloe B and ahaskell. While it's not exactlly the same I do have a couple of simple solutions. You may not be able to expose all windows you can view all windows of a particular app. I have found that with a particular app window selected I can press control+F3 and all widows open in that app will ne shown similar to how Exposé looked in Snow Leopard. (Some may have to press control+down arrow.) Also if you hover the pointer over the app in the dock and double click with 2 fingers on a magic mouse you will see all windows of that app. (A 3 finger swipe may work with a track pad). Lastly, you can right click on an app in the dock and a list of open windows will appear. I hope this may help.
Just upgraded and had this problem.
Control - Up Arrow - shows the main Mission Control Window
Control - Down Arrow - shows All Applications in your current Deskptop * (this does the trick)
I use a logitech mouse. I configured the wheel press to Show All Apps, and the side thumb buttons to Show Mission Control.
Logitech provides a configuration window that allows you to define keystrokes based on mouse clicks.
There is a selection for "Mission Control", and then a selection window to tell Mission Control what to do without having to define the keystrokes, so it was very simple.
Not sure how this would work on a Mac Mouse. But this solved the problem for me. Thanks for your original post.
I Have the ANSWER!!!!
I'm guessing this is for those in word, etc. that have more than three documents open and you would like to see them all and choose. Although you don't see them all completely, its better than nothing. After you use 3 fingers to enter Mission Control, use two fingers to swipe up again to have all the windows from the one application, such as Microsoft word, to on their own spread out to choose which document
Hope this helps!