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When an application gains focus, it can change the order of desktops in mission control. In my mind, this creates some very confusion animations.

Can we force desktops to stay in their order? Can we disable the animation entirely? (I saw the thread here, nothing seemed to wrok.)

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Which thread did you see? Links help. – Daniel Nov 9 '11 at 4:19
Which does answer not work for you exactly? – Eir Nym Nov 9 '11 at 15:22

Please, look this and this QAs which have answers for your questions.

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