Mission Control was a feature added in Mac OS X Lion as an upgrade to the Exposé feature that was introduced in 10.3 Panther. It was done to accommodate Lion’s full screen apps. It simply brings forth every single open app in one screen. All the full screen apps, along with the Desktop workspaces and the Dashboard are lined on the top of the screen and the closest Desktop apps occupy the major portion of the rest. Exposé now only exists as a vestige that can be invoked on a per app basis by adjusting the option in the trackpad settings.
Gestures have become an important form of interacting with your Mac, ever since Apple introduced multitouch for the trackpad. It started with a simple collection of two finger gestures – spread and pinch to zoom in and out, secondary click and two finger pan – as well as redefining a few single touch gestures. Of course, as time passed they crammed in room for more fingers. We’ll not go that deep into it. Mavericks doesn’t really differ that much from Mountain Lion in terms of gestures. The real updates have happened to the interpretation of these gestures.
I’m looking forward to all of Mavericks’ features, so let’s co-title it. Mavericks – The top new features of the next Mac OS X.
This year at WWDC, Apple unveiled a lot of things they’re bringing out for the rest of the year. Honestly, I’m the most thrilled about the next version of OS X. Sure iOS had a major overhaul, but I won’t be thinking about it until and unless I own an iOS device.