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Mission Control Alternatives

Mission Control is described as 'formerly Exposé, is a feature of the OS X operating system' and is a Window Manager in the os & utilities category. There are more than 25 alternatives to Mission Control for a variety of platforms, including Mac, Windows, Linux, BSD and Xfce. The best alternative is Dexpot. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try Raskin or Skippy-XD. Other great apps like Mission Control are Witch, Contexts, KWin and TotalSpaces.

Mission Control alternatives are mainly Window Managers but may also be File Managers or Desktop Environments. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Mission Control.
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Mission Control, formerly Exposé, is a feature of the OS X operating system.

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  1. Dexpot icon

    Dexpot

    • Free PersonalProprietary
    • Windows
    28 alternatives to Dexpot 

    Dexpot turns your monitor into up to 20. It creates and manages virtual desktops and enables you to work far more efficiently and comfortably with many simultaneously opened windows on Windows 95/98/ME and NT4/2000/XP/2003/Vista (incl. x64).

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    Discontinued

    Dead app. 3 years since the last update. Not compatible with current version of Windows. See changelog: http://www.dexpot.de/?id=changelog

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    Witch

    • Mac
    24 alternatives to Witch 

    Witch lets you access all of your windows by pressing a shortcut and choosing from a clearly arranged list of window titles.

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    Contexts

    17 alternatives to Contexts 

    Switch between application windows effortlessly – with a click, a quick gesture, keyboard shortcuts or search; no matter how many of them you have open; even on multiple spaces & multiple displays.

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    Raskin

    12 alternatives to Raskin 

    Experience Raskin's unique bird's eye view to browse and manage your pictures, presentations, PDFs…

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    Mission control is used to manage and switch desktops ("spaces") where application windows live. Raskin appears to be for viewing files on your system and does not manage application windows at all.

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  5. Skippy-XD

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • Xfce
    4 alternatives to Skippy-XD 

    Skippy-XD is a full-screen task-switcher for X11. You know that thing Mac OS X, Compiz and KWin do where you press a hotkey and suddenly you see miniature versions of all your windows at once? Skippy-XD does just that.

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  6. KWin

    • Linux
    • BSD
    35 alternatives to KWin 

    KWin is a window manager for the X Window System, and is in the process of becoming a Wayland compositor. It is an integral part, and the default window manager of the Plasma Workspaces, but it can also be used on its own or with other desktop environments.

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    KWin's desktop cube.
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    TotalSpaces

    • Mac
    • Spaces
    18 alternatives to TotalSpaces 

    TotalSpaces provides a grid of spaces on OSX Lion

    An easy to use 2D grid of desktops, inspired by the implementation OS X Snow Leopard. Navigate using the cursor keys, choose your transitions, and quickly access a birds eye view of your grid of spaces where you can manage your a.

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    Grid setup for space instead of linear. Can rename each space

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    BetterDesktopTool

    10 alternatives to BetterDesktopTool 

    Looking for Expose and Spaces on Windows ? BetterDesktopTool makes Expose and Spaces like Features avialabe on Windows PCs. Offering Mouse + Keyboard shortcuts and Active-Edges it is easy to use.

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    1.  Support for Multiple MonitorsBetterDesktopTool supports the use of multiple displays.
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    Sawfish

    • Linux
    33 alternatives to Sawfish 

    Sawfish is an extensible window manager using a Lisp-based scripting language. Its policy is very minimal compared to most window managers. Its aim is simply to manage windows in the most flexible and attractive manner possible.

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    1.  Support for scriptingSawfish supports scripts and macros to automate or customize tasks.
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      SwitchBlade

      25 alternatives to SwitchBlade 

      SwitchBlade allows for quick window switching using a configurable hotkey and an intuitive search interface.

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