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The default new desktop space is named 'Desktop 1'. If you create a new one, it is named 'Desktop 2'. Is there a way to change those default names to something more meaningful?

Additionally, it looks like you can't rearrange spaces either and the 'automatically rearrange spaces based on most recent use' checkbox seems to do nothing.

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Somehow I changed the order of the desktops: Desktop 1, Desktop 4, Desktop 2, Desktop 3. So now the de defaults don't make any sense. I don't know how I did it, but if it is possible to reorder them, it definitely makes sense to be able to rename them. – user8234 Jul 23 '11 at 10:13
The desktops automatically rearrange themselves based on recent use. You can disable this in the Mission Control System Preference. – BendiLow Jul 23 '11 at 11:36
Really. Forcing them to be named 1,2,3,4... but then allowing them to sorted into different orders makes no sense. – Zombies Nov 19 '14 at 18:06
@Zombies plus using the word "Desktop" is completely backwards, because nothing about the desktop changes, except maybe the background. I would expect a different desktop to be, well, a completely different desktop. – Patience Jan 13 at 19:50
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No, there is no way to do that in the current build.

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From the looks of what? What it is the resource you are deriving that assumption from? – whaley Jul 21 '11 at 15:03
Just the name of the desktops, and from the speculation of other people. Look at the names of the desktops: Desktop 1, Desktop 2, Desktop n. It just doesn't make sense to have them unrenameable. – Odinulf Jul 21 '11 at 15:45
I wish I could assume that too, but the old Spaces when viewed under Spaces Preferences (e.g. when assigning applications) were also just Space 1, Space 2, Space N and Apple never changed that either despite the fact people clamored for it (myself included). – whaley Jul 21 '11 at 16:03
Why does it show it like that here then? Or have I just completely jumped the gun...coz to be honest I haven't even read the link. – user8171 Jul 22 '11 at 11:32
Full-screen apps have own space. Those are full-screen apps on the picture. – Peter Štibraný Jul 22 '11 at 11:34

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