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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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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 ...
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How can I make rows and columns for Spaces in Lion?

I just recently switched to Lion from Snow leopard and dealing with a few issues (like this question) I am still loving it, though. I used to have 3 X 3 spaces (I know, it's insane for some, but I ...
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OS X Lion multiple Spaces annoyance

I like to set my desktops a certain way for work. I noticed that when I command-tab around my Spaces, it seems to switch around the order of desktops when I access with ctrl+arrow. This is really ...
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Dragging files between spaces

Prior to 10.7.2 I used to be able to do the following sequence: Drag and hold a file using my thumb on the trackpad (button depressed) Three finger swipe to move to another space Drop the item in ...
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Is there a way of swiping between single spaces on a multi-monitor setup?

In Lion, being able to swipe between desktops with the trackpad is great. However since adding another monitor to my setup, what I really want to be able to do is swipe desktops across monitors. E.g. ...
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How do I find the current Mission Control space number from the command line?

Is there any way to determine the number of the currently active Mission Control space/desktop in Mac OS X Lion from the command line?
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Can Spaces be used on only one monitor (with another displaying just one desktop)?

I like Spaces, and I like my two-monitor setup. However, I'd like to just use spaces on one monitor, while keeping the other one always showing the same desktop. For example, Monitor 1 shows ...
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Lion: Switching Spaces with Key Controls darn slow? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Speed up Mission Control Preview Animation I loved to use Spaces in Snow Leopard. Now with Mission Control I love using the feature even more. However as many people on ...
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How Do I Change The Desktop Order in Mission Control? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it possible to reorder spaces in Lion? Currently, it doesn't seem possible to just drag and drop the desktops to change their order. Is there any other way of doing ...
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Why do full-screen applications change their order in Mission Control?

How are fullscreen apps organised? This is usually my workflow: Dashboard / Desktop / Safari / Pages I sometimes go to Pages and type some things and go back to Safari, and then I find that it ...
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Is there a shortcut to add/remove spaces?

With Snow Leopard one chose the number of Spaces before hand (in preferences); in Lion one must create spaces one by one. Are there shortcuts to create & remove Spaces/Desktops?
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Application appearing on all spaces in Lion

I had a couple of applications set up to be on all spaces when I was running on Snow Leopard, but now that I'm on Lion I want to turn that off. I can't work out how to do it. Does anyone know how? ...