Mission control screen sharing feature on Mac

On Mac devices, a feature called Mission Control allows the user to run separate programs in each desktop interface. In Symphony, when using the screen sharing function in Symphony Meetings, the user can screen share the application window(s) only under the same desktop space


If a user is unable to share a specific application(s) while using Mac OS with Symphony, they should use Mission Control to check if the screen to share is on the same desktop environment.


There are four ways Mission Control can be activated:

  • On the MacBook Air keyboard, press F3 (look for the Mission Control icon)
  • On the MacBook Pro, press the function key on the Touch Bar Press, then F3
  • Swipe up with three fingers across the trackpad
  • Click the Launchpad icon in the Dock, then open Mission Control

After activating Mission Control, all the apps and windows open on your Mac will be displayed (Figure 1):



Figure 1 Available Apps/Windows

To open an app in a specific space rather than all of them, use Mission Control to configure the space into which the app should open: right-click on the icon in the Dock, then choose Options followed by This Desktop (Figure 2):



Figure 2 Mission Control Options