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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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 ...
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Is it possibile have different files in different desktop?

i'm new with mac, the multiple "space/desktop" function is very cool, but it would be better if i could have different files and folder on each of my space. For example, i want to set up a space for ...
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Random space switching issue

When I am using Chrome for web development I like to have it open on the same space as where I am using my code editor. Chrome is currently assigned to a different space than my code editor so ...
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Shortcut to create/remove desktop in Mac OSX 10.8

To switch desktops, one can use < CTRL >-i or < CTRL >-[< left >< right >]. Are there shortcuts to create and remove desktops? If not, how can I make them?
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How can I stop by External Display from switching “Spaces”

Somehow I enabled my mac to have these "spaces" and I always have a second "desktop" - I don't know how to get rid of it. However, either when no apps are open or if there is a fullscreen app, I do ...
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How to have certain *windows* start in different spaces during start up?

Is there a way to have certain windows of an app open in specific spaces? Whenever I start up my computer, all my log in items get mashed into one space. I'm using OSX 10.7.5 Lion Edit: I would ...
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Spaces (Mission Control) jumps to a space but won't stay there

I have two spaces. When I try to jump from the left space to the right one using the swipe gesture, the right space shows briefly but then the screen immediately jumps back to the left. As a result, ...
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Is there a way to create new desktop spaces from keyboard only?

We all know there is a way to to switch between desktops using keyboard shortcuts, but can we create new ones using only the keyboard?
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Push window to beginning, not to the end of stack when I press fullscreen

Is it possible to push window to beginning, not to the end of stack when I press fullscreen? For example, I have tree windows (or spaces) maximized When I press "fullscreen" button I want new ...
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Fix app window on spaces change?

I'm working with 2 screens. On the smaller I have documentation open while on bigger I have IDE. When making terminal fullscreen it will go big on one screen(bigger), while making other blank. Is ...
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OS X Mountain Lion: keyboard shortcut to move current window to another space

In OS X Mountain Lion, is there a way I can assign a keyboard shortcut to move the active window to a specified space (or even the adjacent space if an arbitrary space can't be specified). Ideally, ...
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Making Desktop 2 in Mountain Lion be shown in external display

Is it possible to display Desktop 2 (Mountain Lion) in an external display? The thing is I want to use Full Screen applications in an external display while using my Laptop display for ...
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Save and Load Workspaces

Is there an app or setting that lets me save (persist) and load workspaces (or "Spaces") on my Mac? i.e. as a freelance software developer I want it to appear as if I have a completely fresh Mac ...
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Hide windows in current desktop (Lion)

I'd like to make a keyboard shortcut that hides all windows on the current desktop, while ignoring windows on other desktops. Is this possible using Applescript?
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Customize Change Spaces Shortcut in Mountain Lion

I have a Logitech mouse that is supposedly "unsupported", but I'd like to be able to click the mouse wheel left and right to switch spaces left and right. I figured out that Mountain Lion is ...
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Mountain Lion desktop order

On Mountain Lion, I have three desktops. What I find is that the sequential left to right order of these desktops keeps changing. Is it doing something based on usage ? and how can I disable this ?
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How to interact with application across spaces and save the workspace?

Using Mac 10.6.8 here. So I have Chrome in Space2, and Devonthink in Space1. I wanted to drag the URL from Chrome to Devonthink. Can't think of a easier way other than to drag Chrome to space 1, ...
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How to hide desktop icons on a single desktop

I'm a big fan of multiple desktop spaces on OS X 10.7 (see image). I'm wondering if you can hide desktop icons on just one of the 4 spaces I have setup. Is that possible?
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Mountain Lion spaces erratic behavior

I have been noticed unique behavior between virtual desktops on my Macbook. For example, Mail is in Space 1, my browser in Space 2, and Autocad in Space 3. Seemingly at random intervals, it will ...
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A Space just for an App

Is there a way (perhaps using a third-party app) to make one of my Spaces permanently locked to a single app (in this case, TextEdit)? I want to have all my TextEdit windows and nothing else in one ...
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Spaces: How to set an app to appear in every space but one?

Spaces lets you set up certain applications to open in a specific space, no particular space or all of them. Sometimes though I wished to have a space where my apps that usually would appear in all ...
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App or Script to Move a Window Between Desktops With Only a Keyboard Shortcut?

I need a way to move a window between desktops in Lion/Mountain Lion with a keyboard shortcut only (i.e. no mouse involvement). From this similar question, I'm aware that it can be done by holding ...
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Finder windows show up in all my Spaces

When I open multiple Finder windows in Mountain Lion, I find that, no matter what virtual desktop I go to in Spaces, all the Finder windows remain where they are. However, when I open, say, Skype, for ...
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How do I rename desktops in Mountain Lion?

It seems that Apple doesn't provide a way to rename desktops from the default "Desktop 1", etc. Renaming desktops would be great for my workflow. Does anyone know how to do this manually or with a ...
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App behavior with spaces and minimized window

I would like to change the behavior when I click on an app that's not open on the current space. Right now, it goes to whichever space has that app. Instead, I'd like it to favor the current space, ...
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How to prevent dock auto-hiding setting from changing?

I prefer to keep the dock "auto-hiding" setting on so that the dock is always hidden unless I mouse over it. I am aware of both the setting in "dock preferences" and the keyboard shortcut (⌥⌘D). ...
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Applescript vs. Spaces in Lion (10.7)

In Snow Leopard (10.6), I had an applescript that toggled iTunes between "maximised on Space 2" and "mini-player on all spaces": set app_identifier to do shell script "echo 'com.apple.iTunes' | ...
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When switching to a different space, OS X sometimes just switches back to the previous space. Is there a fix for this?

I've got a curious problem with my computer, which is set up with 2 spaces. I use the Move left a space and Move right a space shortcut to switch between them. Quite often, particularly the first ...
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Animations are choppy and jerky after a day (Mountain Lion)

After my 13" MacBook Pro (2010) has been on/sleeping for a day, the changing desktop animation and mission control gets choppy. Only a reboot fixes this problem and it stays good for several hours. ...
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Cocoa emacs — open in current space?

I usually use several different spaces (desktops?) for various different tasks. Unfortunately, cocoa emacs 24.1 (9.0), even when using emacsclient (I do a server start in my init.el file) always ...
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Pop-ups in Chrome Cause Mountain Lion to Switch Spaces

I have 5 spaces. I assigned Chrome to Space 2. When I encounter a pop-up in Chrome, Mountain Lion automatically switches to Space 3 and prevents me from switching back to Space 2. I'm forced to quit ...
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Dragging a window to a space doesn't work the first time

In Mountain Lion (at least, maybe elsewhere too): Enter Mission Control to see all windows, and all spaces. Drag a window or a stack of windows to a space For me, the first attempt at this fails ...
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How to make Adobe applications respect desktop/spaces?

I have my applications arranged on three different desktops (formerly known as Spaces) to avoid cluttering. The only problem is that Adobe apps such as Photoshop or Illustrator always spawn windows ...
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What is causing a black screen while switching spaces on Mountain Lion?

On Lion I used to see the next space wallpaper while pressing Control + → to switch desktops. But on Mountain Lion I see a Black Screen until the transition is complete. Is it just me who is facing ...
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Is there a desktop pager for Mac OS Lion?

A desktop pager is a little program that sits in the corner or the dock, that allows me to switch desktops with a click, and drag windows between desktops. Something like KDE had with kpager: ...
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Some applications (like Terminal) will lose focus after switching Spaces

I have the following problem with Spaces in Mountain Lion: 1) Open Safari (or Chrome) 2) Open Terminal 3) Give Terminal window focus 4) Switch to Dashboard Space (or any other Space) 5) Switch back ...
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How to refresh random wallpapers on non-active spaces?

I've got 5-6 desktops going in mission control and I have a random wallpapers on each that change every 30 minutes. I've become very annoyed with the fact that OS X doesn't change the desktop on a ...
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How to lock a full screen application in in a certain space?

I want to keep the mail applicaton fullscreen in the far right space. Every time I open a fullscreen application it moves to the far right. How do I lock a fullscreen app in say the far right space? ...
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Launchpad as a Space on Mountain Lion

I was wondering if it's possible to make Launchpad a space? Just like how you can get the Dashboard to show as a space (System Preferences -> Mission Control -> Show Dashboard as a Space).