This post will show you how to delete a virtual desktop in mac osx.

Mission Control is a feature in mac osx that allows you to have many ‘virtual desktops’. You can use mission control to have different desktops for different tasks.
I have a desktop dedicated to programming and one for ‘communications’.

How to delete a virtual desktop in mac osx.

  • Activate mission control (3 finger swipe up or click the icon).
  • Hover over the desktop you want to delete.
  • A small cross will appear in the top left.
  • Click it.
To see how you add virtual desktops please check my post.

How to delete a virtual desktop in mac osx


Leibovitz · September 6, 2011 at 9:51 am

nice and easy

Leibovitz · September 6, 2011 at 9:51 am

nice and easy

Ask · October 10, 2011 at 11:57 pm

thanks works fine

guest · October 25, 2011 at 4:19 am

my X does not appear….

yashjeet · October 25, 2011 at 8:52 am


Me · January 31, 2012 at 8:00 pm

thank you,hard to find this information.

Drdrdr · April 15, 2012 at 2:50 am

thaaaanks m8

23912 · May 15, 2012 at 4:01 pm

is there a keyboard shortcut?

Kanefire · May 16, 2012 at 11:22 pm

yeah, I have had a browser popup launch its own desktop and it doesn’t show an “X” in mission control…

Jessica Bodford · December 20, 2012 at 2:00 am

It’s a little embarrassing how easy this is. Worked like a charm!

tristan · September 12, 2018 at 12:06 am

i know how to do this, but my button for it isnt working. and when i swipe up with 3 fingers, it doesnt work. i looked all over the settings, but nothing is working

    John Zajac · November 28, 2018 at 3:57 pm

    Yah, there is no X for me either. Kinda embarrassing for the OSX team, can’t wait to get rid of this thing, WINDOWS even works better than OSX now!

    ….Maybe it’s just Mojave? What are you using?

    IMHO the whole ‘virtual desktop’ thing isn’t really all that useful. I’ve had my friends show me how they use it, and it just doesn’t make sense to me. command + tab should be enough…

    Emma · April 30, 2019 at 4:05 am

    ya same! and this was right after I updated my IOS……