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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Disable spaces when connected to external monitor, or treat second display as second space?

Is there a way to disable spaces when connected to an external monitor? I frequently travel between one location (home) where I connect to an external monitor and another where I don't. When I'm ...
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Designating the startup space/desktop?

Is there a way to get OSX 10.9.3 to startup in the same space (eg. always startup on Desktop1) at every boot up? Right now it puts you back in the last space you were in when you closed down. I ...
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Mavericks: Preview pane spontaneously reappears when switching spaces

Sometime my preview pane spontaneously reappears whenever I switch to another (non full-screen) Space, e.g., with CTRL + → . This behavior continues even after I close the preview pane. ...
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Remove OSX shortcut to switch between spaces (ctrl + number shortcut)

On MacOsX Lion (upgrade from Leopard). Working with some 3d application, I would like to temporarily turn off the shortcut ctrl + [numberOfSpace]. I went to: Preferences > Keyboard > Mission ...
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How to navigate spaces in a dual monitor setup?

I have multiple spaces setup and can navigate them via ctrl and the arrow keys left and right on the current active monitor. Now I want to change to a space that sits on the other monitor. How do I ...
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How to set a new desktop image when creating a new desktop in Mission Control?

When you make a new virtual desktop from Mission Control the background image is by default the same as your first desktop. Is it possible to have each new virtual desktop use a different (or at least ...
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When I open a minimized window, I don't jump to the space it opens in

I have a new hard drive with Mavericks, and I didn't have this problem on my old Mountain Lion install, so I'm sure there's some new setting somewhere I'm missing... I have a lot of spaces open, and ...
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Assigning applications to multiple desktops (Spaces) across multiple monitors

I have a setup with two monitors. Is there a way that I can assign an application to one space on monitor 1 and another space on monitor 2? I currently have it set up so that each monitor has its ...
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How to get a list of application windows only from the current desktop with applescript?

Need to do something like the next tell application "Safari" activate set AllWindows to every window set WinCount to number of items in AllWindows repeat with i from 1 to WinCount ...
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Hide Applications from other Spaces in Application Switcher

With System Preferences->Mission Control->"When switching to an application, switch to a Space with open windows for the application" disabled, I would really like the application switcher (cmd+tab) ...
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Pin Window on top of all desktop spaces

I am watching training video, and I need the full screen and to watch this video. Is there a way to pin the video in the lower left corner and have it sit on top of the other desktops?
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How do I open terminal or browser windows in the current workspace?

Whenever I open a new terminal or browser window via QuickSilver it switches control back to the last used workspace. I would like to always open in the current workspace, how do I do that? I am on ...
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Workspaces not switching automatically

Despite the fact that I have told mission control under 10.8 to spaces when switching applications(to the key window), it does not appear to work. In fact the only time spaces works is when I tell it ...
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How do you keep a window in all spaces?

Some apps have this as an internal feature, but is there any way to keep a specific window visible no matter which space you're in?
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Can Mavericks Spaces support 3 windows spanned across 2 displays?

Is it possible to have a 3-screen Space across two displays such that you can swipe to toggle between seeing displays 1 & 2 or 2 & 3?
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Cmd+Tab breaks “Assign To This Desktop”

Running Mavericks (recently upgraded from Snow Leopard) I have three apps open on three of my 5 desktops -- Safari on desktop 1, TextEdit on 2, and Calendar on 3. I right-click on each icon in the ...
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Mavericks update broke keyboard shortcut for switching Spaces

I've upgraded to Mavericks from Mountain Lion. I've used the keyboard shortcut "Control" + "number" to switch between Spaces. The upgrade broke this. I've checked System Preferences and all the ...
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Parallels Desktop Minimum Hard Disk Space to allocate?

My current hard disk drive 256GB is already not enough for me. Therefore, I wish to reduce the allocation of my Parallels Desktop. I did the "Reclaim" to get 11GB back, but PD still occupies 63.6GB. ...
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Open Office files from Finder in the same screen

When opening files from a Finder window, I want them to open in the active Space, regardless of the application already being open on another Space. Instead, they open in whatever Space already ...
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Forced switching between Spaces when opening Microsoft Office files

Since time immemorial, opening a Microsoft Office file has had the side effect of restoring an already-open window in the same application before displaying the newly opened file's window. This was ...
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How can I give a Space a custom name?

I'd like to give my Spaces helpful names like "Graphics" and "Communications" instead of using confusing, generic names like Desktop 1 and Desktop 2. Is there a way to accomplish that through a ...
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Create a New Space in Mavericks using Applescript

In Mavericks, is it possible to use Applescript to create a new Space in Mission Control? I also tried the following code to switch to another Space, but it does not seem to do anything... tell ...
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how to make each display a separate space, yet have a keyboard shortcut to move both screens at the same time?

In OS X Mavericks, each display (ie monitor) has it's own space. There are many advantages to that. But then there are also advantages to the old way of doing it; i.e i want both my [monitor 1 - ...
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Is it possible to switch the desktops of multiple displays without moving the mouse? (Mavericks)

I have been loving Maverick's new "Displays have separate spaces" functionality; however, I have just one issue with it. I usually use a keyboard shortcut to change spaces (i.e.⌘ + → and ⌘ + ←), and ...
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Running Steam game in fullscreen doesn't allow second screen to show anything else (Mavericks)

In Mavericks, when I'm running a full screen game, the second screen can't show desktop (or browser, or anything else.) My understanding is that Mavericks sets the second screen in a different Space ...
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Force an App to Open Full Screen in a Specific Desktop Space

I'm running Mavericks OS X 10.9 As the title suggests I would like to force an app to open in full screen in a specific desktop space. I can get an app to always open full screen, then position the ...
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Mission Control behaving differently with monitor plugged in

On OSX 10.9 (maybe other versions, too), I've noticed that the icons for the different spaces in Mission Control behave differently whether or not I have a monitor plugged in. With a monitor plugged ...
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Mavericks: Can I create a second screen with keyboard shortcut like spaces allowed?

I upgrade some time ago but need spaces for the first time today. At the moment I can use Ctrl+← to get to the widgets pane, but I find I can't use either Ctrl+→ or Ctrl+[number] to get to another ...
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My available disk space does not make sense. Why?

I have a 256 GB SSD installed in my Macbook Pro. Today I observed that Finder tells me that I have a free disk space of 247.51 GB, which is unquestionably wrong. At the same time, in System → ...
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How can I move spaces between external monitors in Mavericks?

I have a new (late 2013) MBP that I use with an external monitor. Annoyingly, when I plug/unplug the monitor, arbitrary spaces end up being fixed to either the internal or external monitor. Going to ...
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How to open new Finder window in current space quickly?

When I create a new Desktop (space) in Mission Control, how can I quickly open a new Finder window in that space? Right now I have to right-click on the Finder icon and hit New Finder Window, because ...
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Spaces in Mavericks: apps do not remember their space

I've switched to Mavericks and i wonder if the behaviour i'm seeing is a bug or a "feature". It used to be that whenever you created spaces you could assign apps to a specific space, say Mail.app to ...
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Mac OS X Mavericks keeps jumping to the first desktop [duplicate]

My screen (desktop/spaces) keeps jumping to the first "desktop". There are no running apps on that desktop (except finder). After the first few times this happened I pressed ⌘ Cmd-⌥ Opt-⎋ Esc and ...
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OSX keeps switching to the first space

I use spaces with 10.9. I run a few applications in full screen mode. While focused on an application in full screen mode every minute or so I switched back to the first space. This happens with no ...
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How can I automatically focus Finder windows after CMD-TAB to one in a different space?

CMD-TAB to Finder in a different space and the focus will always bet set to the Desktop. As a result, keyboard interaction is impossible until the Finder window is focused with CMD-` (backtick) or ...
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Is it possible to open a new space with the keyboard?

There is a keyboard shortcut to open up spaces ctrl + up and you can press alt to see the new space +. Is there anyway to create a new space with a keyboard command?
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Drag application window to another space

In OS X Mavericks how do I drag a window to another space? I was able to do this in Mountain Lion.
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Mission Control switching to wrong Space on revealing hidden app

I've got some Stickies windows open in two separate Spaces. If I hide Stickies in one space with ⌘ cmd+H, then move to the other space and reveal Stickies with the app switcher, it springs back to the ...
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Assign Application Windows to Different Spaces/Desktops

I have two Spaces configured and I keep some Safari windows in one space and some in another. However, Mission Control only allows you to assign an application to a Space, but not different windows ...
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Is there any way to save the order of spaces in Mission Control?

Is there any way in Mountain Lion to preserve the order of spaces in Mission Control? I use four different spaces for four fullscreen apps, and I like to keep them in a certain order so that I know ...
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OS X startup disk has no more space available for application memory

I am running a simulation that deliberately uses a lot of memory. In fact, more than the available RAM and so the program should use swap space. However, after 60 GB of swap space are used, I get the ...
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Changing the background image in all spaces

I'm running Max OSX Mountain Lion, 10.8.4. I have tried several solutions to change the background image in every space/desktop, but can only get one. I have tried this shell script, have tried using ...
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Can't type after switching Screens 10.6.8

Whenever my screen switches focus (i.e., to another dekstop) using a keyboard shortcut, the little N-screen window stays up and the machine no longer accepts any input except for screen-switching. ...
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Why can't I move the first Desktop in Mission control?

All spaces are moveable between each other except the first. Why?
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cannot add shortcut to switch to desktop 2 when apps are fullscreen on 10.8.4

I am running 10.8.4 and would like to switch to different desktops using keyboard shortcuts. Unfortunately for me, I only see "Switch to Desktop 1" and have not way to add a shortcut to switch to ...
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Can I collapse content spread across two displays to a unique space for each display when the 2nd display is removed?

I use two displays at work and then I unplug my 2nd display when I go on the road/home. It's an incredible shortcoming that all my content on the 2nd display gets squished so it's mostly off screen ...
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Launching certain programs on startup in their own fullscreen space

When I login I want a blank desktop in my first space, sublime text in my second space, chrome in my third, and terminal in my fourth space like so:
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How can I make applications on OSX open new windows in the same space when opening a file from Finder?

OSX 10.8. Pretty simple. Right now when I open a file through Finder, if the filetype is set to be open by application Y, oftentimes OSX finds a space that has an open window of Y, and sends the file ...
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How to start an app in a particular Space (Desktop) in Mountain Lion?

Space behaves differently in Mountain Lion. In Lion, I have four spaces and I can launch an app (say, Safari) in a particular Space (say, Space 3). How can I do that in Mountain Lion?
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How to open a Finder window even if one is open on a different space already, in Terminal?

I often use open . to open the current folder from Terminal.app. From time to time this doesn't work. The reason is that the folder in question is already open in some other Finder window on some ...