Moving between virtual desktops in osx mission control

Moving between virtual desktops in osx mission control

This post will show you about moving between virtual desktops in osx mission control. I also have a post about how to setup multiple virtual desktops. Once oyu have the desktop spaces setup you can quickly move between them (I use the keyboard shortcuts all the time) – it allows you to have a fast workflow, eg with browsers on one, code editors on another, database editors in another and emails in another.

Moving between virtual desktops in osx

Method 1. Using the track pad.

  • left (or right) scroll with three fingers on the multi-touch pad.

Method 2. Using the cool on-screen display thingy.

  • activate mission control by scrolling up with 4 fingers (or clicking the icon in the dock) and click on the desktop you want to go to.
  • you can combine the two methods, ie activate mission control then, side swipe with three fingers.

Method 3. using keyboard shortcuts to switch desktops to the left and right (this is the one I use most)

  • ctrl + left to move one space left.
  • ctrl + right to move one space left.

Method 4. Using keybaord shortcuts to enter mission-control, then selecting a desktop.

  • ctrl + up to activate mission control.
  • ctrl + left to move one space left.
  • ctrl + right to move one space left.
  • ctrl + down to go to the selected space.