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I use spaces for having multiple desktops, but often need to move a program from one space to another.

I am aware of the various ways to do that with a mouse:

  • Click window drag to edge
  • F8 to show all spaces and drag to desired location
  • Click window and use ctrl-# or ctrl-Arrow

But have not been able to find a keyboard-only method. I use Linux for one of my primary workstations which has this ability and I would LOVE to use it with OSX as well.

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possible duplicate of What Window Management Options exist for OS X? –  user588 Mar 5 '11 at 18:09
    
Hey nice, the question I have and its answer are all here in your question! I just want to know how to move an app to another workspace, whether or not it uses the mouse. –  DarenW Jul 21 '11 at 17:22
    
That "click & ctrl-#" trick is very usefull anyway. Thanks a lot. –  user18628 Feb 12 '12 at 12:09

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SizeUp

You could have a look at SizeUp, which has been recommended on apple.se at least once before - it has some nice keyboard tools for throwing windows around multiple monitors (as I use it) and also for throwing them around multiple 'spaces'.

It's not free, but it's very useful and certainly worth the small registration fee.

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This is what I use and it’s great. –  Martín Marconcini Sep 15 '10 at 8:22
    
Ah, been using Sizup for some time (to mimic Aero snap), and didn't know this. Very useful. And indeed worth the registration fee. –  Rabarberski Dec 22 '11 at 19:51
    
I tried SizeUp but it takes like a full second to move a window to another space. This is unacceptable :[ –  Brian Gordon Jan 21 at 0:04

While dragging a window, press key combo to move window to numbered space:

  • Control + 1
  • Control + 2
  • Control + 3
  • etc ...

EDIT: For Lion, I had to go to System Preferences -> Keyboard -> Keyboard Shortcuts -> Mission Control and enable these hotkeys.

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This just moves the screen to another space, you actually have to click the window with the mouse and then use that shortcut to move the window. –  Winder Sep 14 '10 at 11:56
    
How right you are :) Answer updated. –  Nippysaurus Sep 15 '10 at 3:16
    
Not working on Lion! :( –  Atul Goyal Feb 22 '12 at 16:01
    
This method works fine for me with Mavericks and worked fine with Mountain Lion. The key is defining the shortcuts to jump to specific spaces (as @Nippysaurus said). –  mjturner May 6 at 19:16
    
Are you high? He said "without using the damn mouse", arghh –  YemSalat Nov 5 at 22:39

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