Spaces were renamed Desktops and brought together with Exposé and Dashboard as Mission Control with the release of Mac OSX 10.7 Lion.

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Black screen during change of spaces

Using OS X 10.11.3, Mac Pro 5,1, 32GB RAM, Radeon HD 7950 (Sapphire) graphics card w/ 3GB VRAM. I have a multiple monitor setup with displays not having separate Spaces. Usually, when using a shortcut ...
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Show “open application indicator” only for applications active in current desktop

Short version: As I have written in the title, I want to see the "open application indicator" only below the applications that are open in the active desktop. Is this possible? Long version: I had ...
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Swaping spaces between monitors

Given that I have 'mission control/displays have separate spaces' unchecked: is there a way to swap spaces between displays (and assign a shortcut to it)? For example: if I have 'Desktop 4' on the ...
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Command+TAB (⌘⇥) to switch to most recent window (even on different space)

The default behaviour of ⌘⇥ is roughly the following: Switch to the most recently used app. Bring all windows of that application (in the current space) to the foreground. Give the most recent ...
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How to ensure that windows opened from the Dock open in the current Space/Desktop

A Mail window was in the Dock, and I clicked on it to restore it to my current Desktop. Instead of opening where I can see it, it went to some other Desktop, presumably the one it was in when it was ...
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Using Apple's Screen Sharing, can I redirect gestures and keys for controlling Spaces to the shared machine?

I'm using the built in Screen Sharing tool in El Capitan to control an iMac from a Macbook Pro in full screen mode. Everything works beautifully except that many special keys and gestures are ...
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El Capitan cmd-tab behavior with multiple monitors, separate spaces

Similar to this, but the behavior I'm seeing is even stranger. I'm encountering some very frustrating behavior on El Capitan using multiple monitors with separate spaces for each monitor. When I ...
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What are the variables needed to access focus properties in split screen view?

What are the names of the variables (in terms of Applescript variables or otherwise) that track the currently focused application, the layout of applications in spaces, the currently focused space, ...
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Macbook Pro moves all windows to secondary screen

I have a 2015 Macbook Pro running Yosemite Version 10.10.5 At my desk, I have two 27" Mac Cinema Displays daisy chained via Thunderbolt. My right is my primary and my left is secondary. I always ...
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autofs with space in mountpoint

This is in El Capitan, but problem likely exists in earlier versions. It's a very simple question:- How can I create an automount onto a folder/directory with a space in the name? I'm using my own ...
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Float application over full screen?

I want to view Xcode (can go fullscreen) and the iOS simulator (can't go fullscreen) on one screen. I want Xcode to be fullscreen and the Simulator next to it. Is there a way to either: Float the ...
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How do I get command+tab to stop re-ordering spaces

Right now I have Chrome set up in Desktop 1, Terminal in Desktop 2, and Spotify in Desktop 3. If I command+tab to Spotify, it changes the order of the desktops, so now Desktop 3 is Desktop 2 and ...
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spaces and screencapture

I know this question will look totally silly, but I'll give it a shot anyway: I am a heavy user of the screencapture terminal command in Mac OS X. I've automated some of the work through AppleScript. ...
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Can we disable the drag window to top of screen Mission Control / Spaces feature in El Capitan?

Open Mission Control Use any of these methods to open Mission Control: .... In OS X El Capitan, drag a window to the top of the screen. ...
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Keyboard shortcuts for switching Spaces?

I have a laptop and a desktop both running 10.11.1; on the laptop I found a way to set up Spaces so that CTRL-1 would take me immediately to screen 1 and similarly for all the other screens. I rely ...
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How do you force spaces preview to always use a picture in El Capitan?

Since upgrading to El Capitan my spaces previews sometimes are text only, and sometimes are full image previews. It seems to be related to whether or not I initiate Mission Control on a space that is ...
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Dragging away a fullscreen window on Mac

I have recently switched to Mac after using Linux Mint and still getting used to its UX paradigms. Is it possible to: Go on full screen with a window by clicking on the blue dot. Then drag the ...
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I don't want OS X to automatically switch spaces when i launch a new app

I recently converted to OS X(10.10.5) from Linux Mint. I used spaces there and that worked perfect. Now on OS X the following happens, which I just cannot get used to: I have multiple spaces. Let's ...
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How can I name desktops/spaces in El Capitan?

I would like to give names to different spaces; currently a new space get the default name Desktop n where n is a number. How can I give it a meaningful name?
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Move focus to another display with keyboard

I'm using Yosemite. I have two external displays with several spaces (I like the idea one app per space). Sometimes I want to move focus to another display without using a mouse. I have few solutions ...
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Mission control el capitan desktop thumbnail

I have recently moved from Snow Leopard to El Capitan, and there is something I'm missing currently and hope it is a gesture I don't know. In Snow Leopard, when looking at all your desktop (Exposés ...
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Disable shrinking spaces bar in El Capitan

I can't find a single piece of information about my issue. Is it possible to disable the 'feature' that the spaces bar reveals the content only if I hover with the mouse on it? It drives me nuts and I ...
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Why do I have 57 spaces?

Since today I'm running OSX 10.11, but starting from OSX 10.10 (for so far I can remember) I have this issue where multiple spaces are being created without any notice or without me needing this. ...
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Is there a way to completely disable Spaces in El Capitan?

Is there a way to completely disable Spaces in El Capitan without turning off Mission Control, Dashboard, etc.? If not, is there a way to disable drag to space? I'm using Cinch and I find it quite ...
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Can you restrict Command + Tilde (CMD + ~) in El Capitan to switch between only windows on the same desktop?

In Yosemite, I could use CMD + ~ to switch between windows of an application, but it switched only between windows on the same desktop/space. When I use the same keyboard shortcut in El Capitan, it ...
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Applescript to move focus to active or next window

I am trying to implement a "Command-tab" style setup that works only within a specific space. For most apps, "Ctrl-F4" which is "move focus to active or next window" works correctly, but for ...
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In Yosemite, (how) can I save an entire Space/Desktop (or a collection of open programs and windows, like a Space)?

The Spaces feature in OS X is great. It would be even greater if I could save a Space and recall it later, like the "Projects" feature that's available in many IDEs. Another way to think about it ...
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Configure BetterTouchTool to change spaces with a mouse button modifier?

I just picked up a Logitech MX Revolution mouse and am trying to map some actions for moving between spaces. There's a button on the mouse just above the thumb. I want to press that thumb button + ...
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Throw Window or App to Next Space, using Keyboard

I would like to "throw" windows or apps to the next space with the use of a keyboard shortcut. This means, I want the window to move to the next space without following it and having to manually come ...
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Setting default “Spaces” arrangement in El Capitan

I like certain apps to have their own dedicated spaces, and I'm wondering how I can make it so those apps are automatically arranged in a specific order in Mission Control upon being opened. For ...
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Disappearing iPhone Storage Space

iOS 9 is just released today, like very 16GB iPhone user it is time to find / delete things to make space for Installation. I backed up everything to iCloud first, and cleared 1.8GB of free space in ...
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Wrong focus when CMD+Tab with multiscreen

If I have: 2 Screens Setting "Displays have separate spaces" ON A Terminal window in each screen (Terminal is just an example, this happens with all apps) Being focused on the Terminal window of ...
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Click on Dock should switch to full screen app, but this is broken. How to fix?

Suppose I have a full screen app. I am on a Desktop space. I click on the full screen app's Dock icon, but nothing happens. I would expect the system to switch to that full screen app. I vaguely ...
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Terminal app slows switching of desktops/Spaces

I noticed some time ago that when switching from one space (workspace/desktop) to another this animation is slowed if a terminal app is running on one of them. Funny thing I found out by experiment, ...
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OSX Yosemite Can't disable four-finger swipe

Intro I want to set a custom gesture for the four finger swipe left/right, but I noticed that four finger swipe was switching between spaces. I went in to system preferences->Trackpad and changed ...
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Switching spaces on multiple screen with ⌃←/⌃→ based on focus, not mouse cursor

When using ⌃← or ⌃→ to switch spaces or full screen applications on Yosemite, the screen which currently has the mouse cursor is switched, not the screen which has the focused window. For example, if ...
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Saving OS X Spaces/Desktops

For how I use my laptop, it would be extremely helpful to be able to use Spaces/Desktops in OS X to break up different projects. One project may have a couple of websites/URLs, a pdf and a ...
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How do I switch monitor focus with the keyboard?

I have 2 monitors connected to my Mac. Each monitor has multiple spaces setup, for example - monitor 1 has Desktop 1, 2 & 3 and monitor 2 has Desktop 4 & 5. ctrl+← and ctrl+→ only move ...
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Yosemite Change two destops at once

I'm using two screens on Yosemite 10.10.4. When I change desktops, I have to change manually for first screen and then again for the second. Is there any way to change both screens at once? Or make ...
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Hot Corners Yosemite don't work any more

My Macbook Pro (late 2013) running OS X 10.10.4 Yosemite, doesn't respond to Hot Corners any more. Also, if one application is set to full screen, the Finder keeps stuck / doesn't follow if I change ...
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Any way to have windows be restored to the correct space when opening an app?

Every time I open an app and it restores the windows that it has open, they generally restore to whichever space is currently active, rather than to the space the windows were originally on before I ...
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Full-Screen Auto-Location Change in OS X 10.10

I'm using a MacBook Pro with Retina, currently at OS X 10.10.3. I use it for both personal and work related matters, more often than not, at the same time. As such, I have 6 desktops ready to go at ...
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How to have more than one app in desktop space?

Whenever I click on the maximize/full screen icon on any window, the app window is going to a new Desktop space. But this is kind of distracting because now I am not able to switch apps by doing the ...
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Open application in specific space through AppleScript

I have a script that I run when I get to work to open all of the applications that I work with. But when I run it they all open in one space. I'm running OSX Yosemite 10.10.3. So I need an ...
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How to completely disable the space-switching animations in Yosemite?

I wonder if there is a way to completely disable the animations when switching from one space to another in Yosemite. Everything I've found so far is for previous versions of OS X. I've tried all of ...
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With 'Displays have separate spaces' checked when I have multiple monitors, could I have both spaces active at the same time?

I already found this thread with a similar question but it's not really what I was looking for. Like the title says, could I have both spaces active at the same time? Because it's really, really ...
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Full screen apps can't be accessed through ctrl + num in mission control

When apps are in fullscreen mode and therefore have their own space. Why can't I access them through ctrl + numpad? All the other spaces are available though
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Restore app windows to their original Spaces

When re-opening an app, all of its windows end up on the first Space, regardless of their original placement: Original layout: one app has two windows open, each in a separate Space +-----[ Space 1 ...
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Yosemite keeps adding Spaces without apparent input [duplicate]

I am using a Mac Mini with Yosemite, and I noticed that the Spaces desktops keep increasing. I delete them to keep one desktop for each of the monitors I am using, and I end up with 26 of them on the ...
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File assign to a desktop

Can I make that a specific file opens in a specific space? (For instancem can I make that "receipt.pages" document always opens in space 2) (I know that I can make an application open in a specific ...