Review of Mission Control in OS X Lion

Here is the first of the Medmond Tech OS X Lion reviews. I think that is safe to assume ‘Mission Control’ is the most significant update to the Mac OS, and boy is it a good’un!

Mission control brings together the best parts of ‘Spaces’ and ‘Exposé‘ from Snow Leopard. It allows people to create multiple desktops, and assign applications to them, however, unlike Spaces, it is possible to give each desktop its own wallpaper, and you can also switch between them by swiping four fingers upwards (to open mission control), or by swiping left or right with three fingers. Mission control also enables the Exposé function within these desktops.

What’s not to like? 

There isn’t much that I don’t like about this new feature, however my main ‘dislike’ is that it is a difficult interface to get used to after using Exposé and Spaces for so long.

What’s there to love?

A lot! It is a very user friendly interface, which makes day-to-day computing a lot smoother. Its nothing revolutionary (despite what Apple may try and tell you), but it is certainly the best integration I have seen of a ‘desktop organisation app’.


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