Rearrange Full Screen App Placement in Mac OS X by Dragging & Dropping
Full Screen apps in Mac OS X are managed by Mission Control, this means that if switch beween or gesture swipe from one full screen app to a desktop or another app, it follows the order of desktops and apps shown at the top of Mission Control.
This also means that you can rearrange the placement of fullscreened apps easily.
How to Rearrange Full Screen Apps in Mission Control on Mac
To rearrange full screen app placement within the Mission Control thumbnail preview strip, just do the following:
- Access Mission Control on the Mac as usual
- Now click on one of the app windows and drag and drop it beyond another Desktop or full screen app
- Repeat until you have the desired Mission Control arrangement of your full screen Mac apps
Now anytime you swipe between desktops or apps, you’ll find the app in its new placement.
Whatever the arrangement of the full screen apps (or desktops) is in the Mission Control thumbnail preview strip, that will also be the arrangement of swiping between the full screen apps on the Mac.
This is a really great trick if you have a particular workflow of full screen apps that you want to maintain and respect. For example, perhaps you have Full Screen Safari in one screen, and you want to always swipe to the right to access full screen Mail, and swipe to the left to access full screen Chrome. That can be arranged easily by using this trick for Mission Control.
We’ve covered a similar tip showing how to move Desktops around to rearrange their order within Mission Control as well, it works much the same on the Mac.
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