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Mission Control Alternatives for Linux

Mission Control is not available for Linux but there are some alternatives that runs on Linux with similar functionality. The best Linux alternative is Skippy-XD, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to Mission Control and five of them are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to Mission Control are KWin, Sawfish, SuperSwitcher and x:choyce.

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.
This page was last updated Jun 22, 2022
  • Mac

Mission Control, formerly Exposé, is a feature of the OS X operating system.

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  1. Skippy-XD

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • Xfce

    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.

  2. KWin

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • BSD

    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.



  3. Sawfish

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    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.

  4. SuperSwitcher

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    SuperSwitcher is a (more feature-ful) replacement for the Alt-Tab window switching behavior and Ctrl-Alt-Left/Right/Up/Down workspace switching behavior that is currently provided by Metacity.

  5. x:choyce

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • BSD

    A light-weight, Exposé-like window switcher for X (feat. OpenGL).

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