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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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).
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spaces and dual monitor: separate setup for each monitor?

I have two monitors and I would like to handle the virtual spaces separately on each. I.e. changing the space on one monitor shouldn't change the space on the other. (I wonder why this isn't even the ...
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Strange failure with Spaces?

Over the course of my ownership of a MacBook Pro running Lion, I've had an extremely odd bug occur somewhat sporadically. It rarely occurs, but when it does, the following effects become apparent: I ...
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How can I lock specific windows (NOT the entire application) to specific Spaces in Lion? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can Spaces be configured by project, rather than by application? I have a dual-display setup (27" iMac and a 30" Dell monitor) and I like to be able to have diferent ...
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Cycling through Spaces?

Is there a way that when you cycle through the last Space, it cycles you back to the first one? And, if you cycle backwards and get to the first space, have it cycle back to the last? Right now, it ...
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Speed up the transition between spaces?

Is it possible to speed up the transition between spaces? I often open my applications in full screen mode but I would like the transition to be a bit faster, is there a way to speed this up (i.e. ...
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Making all application windows stay fullscreen on relaunch

I usually have 4+ fullscreen windows open whenever I use Xcode 4. When I quit Xcode, and reopen it, only one or two of the windows open as fullscreen, and the rest all open in a single desktop as ...
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Control arrow key to jump to the next word

I have OS X 10.6.8 and I run MS Word:Mac 2011. I programmed the keyboard to allow me to jump from word to word in a document by hitting Control + Arrow key. This makes word processing much faster. ...
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Switching between windows of one application in multiple spaces

I know you can use command + ` to switch between windows in one program in one space. But this is only in the one space, if you have other windows from the same App in different spaces ... it won't ...
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Using hotcorners to move between spaces/desktops

I would like to use hot corners to move between desktop/spaces. Right now, the only way to move between desktop with a mouse, is to go via Mission Control and clicking on the desired desktop. I want ...
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Lion : Assigning a fullscreen app to a space

With SnowLeopard, I was using spaces, with two spaces. On the second space, I was running a fullscreen application. I created a shortcut to switch from my first space to the second space : Cmd+1 goes ...
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Spaces preferences carried into Lion - can't get hash symbol

In Snow Leopard I used to use Option + cursors to move around spaces (not Command - this was because I liked Command + cursors for 'Home' and 'End'). Therefore I also used Option + 1, Option + 2 etc ...
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restart hot corners

On Snow Leopard (latest version, but it's been happening for a while), I have the top right corner set to show Spaces, and the bottom right to show the Desktop. Occasionally, often enough to be ...
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Why won’t desktops stay in order?

I have created a number of desktops in which to keep Safari, Mail, iCal etc. These are all kept in full-screen mode and I have unchecked the setting to automatically rearrange spaces, yet whenever I ...
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OSX Lion Spaces & desktop files

When I switch between spaces, after the transition effect the files on the previous desktop fade back in, so that the same files are on every desktop. Is it possible to keep separate files on ...
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Preserve Window Spaces Placement Between Restarts

I use Spaces to organize the task I'm pursing. In that vein, I often will have a browser window on each Space, with open tabs relevant to that task that Space is used for. For example, Space 1 is for ...
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Change a Mac Mission Control wallpaper using the terminal

I can use Automater to change the wallpaper of the current "space" im in, but I can't tell it to change another space. Any thoughts?
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Can Spaces be configured by project, rather than by application?

Spaces seems to give you a choice of having a given software application open in a single space or in all spaces. Is there a way to configure Spaces to so that each space is devoted to a particular ...
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Can I set up each space to be a different file location?

I have five spaces that I use regularly. I was wondering if there was any way to link each space to a different location; for example, Space 1 would be Users/Me/Desktop, and the others would be ...
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Why can't I move the mini iTunes player between Spaces?

On snow leopard, I am unable to move the mini-itunes player between spaces. For any other app (including the full library showing iTunes) I move windows between spaces by clicking and holding the ...
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Preserve the desktop where an application's window was placed, after a system restart

As the image below shows, I've a few applications which I keep open on my main desktop and I've another space/Desktop for applications like Twitter for Mac, Stickies, etc. Now, the problem is that ...
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Tabbing between application windows while using spaces

The weirdest thing happened to me. I reinstalled OSX Lion on my macbook, and when all done I noticed how I could not switch between application windows on different spaces using cmd + tab. I'm ...
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How can I get Safari to open in desktop instead of its own space?

When I open Safari, it opens in its own application desktop, instead of in one of Lion's desktops. The problem this creates is that I have to keep on changing back and forth to the desktop which ...
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Quick switching to maximized application on Lion

I used to use spaces for quick switching between applications (I had a space with a browser, another with a terminal and yet another with an editor). For spaces I could have a keyboard shortcut. This ...
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How can I disable Spaces in Lion?

I used to use spaces a lot on Leopard and Snow Leopard, but the way it works on Lion is annoying for me, especially when it sends the full screen apps to a Space at the end of the row. Is there a way ...
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Is there a key stroke to switch to a fullscreen app in Lion?

I normally switch around my virtual desktops using the ctrl+num. Now, Exposé shows all the desktops and the fullscreen app whereupon clicking the fullscreen app rectangle will take me back to it. I'd ...
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How can I stop Spaces from taking me to an app's Space when I open a new file?

Let's say I have two spaces with a program open in space one. If I'm actively working in space two and open a file that uses the same program as what's open in space one, I get hucked back into space ...