Ask Different is a question and answer site for power users of Apple hardware and software. It's 100% free, no registration required.

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

I had a couple of applications set up to be on all spaces when I was running on Snow Leopard, but now that I'm on Lion I want to turn that off.

I can't work out how to do it. Does anyone know how? There doesn't seem to be an option in System Preferences for it. Perhaps there's a plist or something similar I can edit?

share|improve this question
I was going to ask a similar question, but I am too late. – kiamlaluno Aug 18 '11 at 22:01
up vote 4 down vote accepted

In the dock you can right click the application, go to Options and de-select the option there.

enter image description here

share|improve this answer
Picture worth many words - nice! :-) – bmike Aug 18 '11 at 6:07
Great, Thanks!!! – Noel M Aug 18 '11 at 6:19

When the app is running, you can hold your mouse pressed over the dock icon and change desktop binding to none or a specific space. A secondary click works too.

share|improve this answer
Great, Thanks!!! – Noel M Aug 18 '11 at 6:19

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.