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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How can I create keyboard shortcuts to move to previous / next full-screen app?

I'm trying to add keyboard shortcut to move to prev/next full-screen app. I'm now @ Keyboard > 'Keyboard shortcuts', there is no options under 'Mission Control'. And I have no idea of what to add in ...
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How can I rename desktops in Mission Control?

The default new desktop space is named 'Desktop 1'. If you create a new one, it is named 'Desktop 2'. Is there a way to change those default names to something more meaningful? Additionally, it looks ...
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Is Mission Control an addition to Exposé & Spaces UI or a replacement?

Lion has Mission Control that combines features from both Exposé and Spaces. Do the old Exposé and Spaces UIs still exist in Lion or does Mission Control replace them? I've heard mixed rumors about ...
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Is it possible to reorder spaces in Lion?

I would expect 'Mission Control' to allow me to drag spaces in a certain order (with the exception of the 'Dashboard' space), but this does not seem like an option. This would be especially useful ...
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What is the upper limit of Spaces in Lion?

10.5 and 10.6 limited users to a maximum of 16 spaces. Since Lion's space interface is a single (presumably scrollable) row, is there an upper limit on the number of Spaces? Yes, I find myself ...
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How can I disable animation when switching desktops in Lion?

I would very much like to disable the sliding animation that occurs when switching desktops via ctrl+→/← or ctrl+[number] in Lion. This was previously accomplished in previous versions ...
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OSX: Affix window to not move on spaces switch

Is there an option, or external program that anyone knows of that would allow me to set window to always stay in the same position on every one of my 4 spaces / not move when I switch. Like I want ...
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I can't save my system preferences

I can't save my dock and spaces setting. Every time I set them (eg. disable spaces), after I reboot/re-login to the system, the dock and spaces settings will revert back to the previous status. How ...
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Reassign Trackpad Gestures?

The current behavior for an upward four-finger swipe on the trackpad is to move all Windows to the side and display your desktop. I personally have no use for this since I keep absolutely nothing on ...
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Automatically restore my window locations when I reconnect my external monitor? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I make windows save their position on screen after re-attaching a display? I'll often move around in the course of a work day, from my basement office where I ...
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2 Macs sharing Displays via Spaces or something else?

My partner and I work on iOS apps together, he's on one Mac and I'm on another. We often need to see each other's displays though and right now we have a monitor that we swap back and forth. When I ...
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Does using Spaces slow down the system?

Did anyone experience if using Spaces slows down the system? Is there are difference between using 4 spaces vs 9 spaces?
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Only show active windows in the current space in Mac OSX when pressing CMD-Tab

I'm new to Mac and have the following wish: I would like to have one instance of an application (app1) on space1 and another application (app2) on space2. When I pres press CMD-Tab I see every open ...
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Is there a way to refresh symbolichotkeys.plist without logging out?

There is an extremely annoying bug in OS X with a non-Apple mouse where every time I reboot I have to go into ~/Library/Preferences and delete com.apple.symbolichotkeys.plist, logout, then reset my ...
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switching spaces causes finder to crash/restart

I'm using Spaces on Mac OS X 10.6.7. Recently, several times a day, when I switch spaces using a hot-key (Ctrl-1, Ctrl-2, etc.), the Finder application crashes and restarts. That's moderately ...
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I want to change to hot key(s) for spaces

Currently I can switch between spaces using Control + arrow. I want to change that to Command + arrow. How would I go about doing that?
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Force simple UNIX path names for optimal us of command line apps?

I want to force myself to use folder/file names without spaces etc. so I'm 100% certain I can open and run them from the command line. Some terminal apps which I use frequently hava a hard time ...
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If I activate expose, then spaces, can I force the window arrangement to stay the same in both views?

This is on OS X 10.5.8 (Leopard). Let's say I activated Expose (All Windows), and I see my windows in a certain arragement. Then I activate Spaces. The spaces I was in sometimes shows the windows in ...
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Will reducing the number of or disabling spaces improve performance?

If I turn off spaces on my MacBook, or reduce the number of spaces, will that improve graphics performances? EDIT: I'm running Mac OS X 10.6.7 Snow Leopard on a MacBook 7,1 with 2GB of memory
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How can I disable window auto-focus? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I stop spaces from switching automatically? Is there any way to disable the "feature" wherby when I'm in one virtual desktop and something happens in a window in ...
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Why does dragging a space in Spaces lag awfully?

All of a sudden, dragging a space in spaces to switch it for another space lags and takes for ever. Why? any solutions? It didn't happen before. There are not many apps open, memory's fine, ...
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Send an application to a specific Space

Is there a way to send the current used application to a specific Space? For example, I work in Space 1; I double-click on a document and an application starts to open this document. Is there a quick ...
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Recall windows to the current space

Is there a way to recall an app to the current space? This is possible by turning Spaces off, but that recalls all apps. I just want one. Sometimes a Safari URL gets opened, and since there is a ...
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Remapping the way that I switch betweens spaces

I'm a former Linux user who just switched to a new mbp and I've got a spaces question. On my linux box I could remap the keys that would move left and right between virtual desktops (spaces). Is ...
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Count the number of open windows

Is there a tool to count the number of windows I have open, including on all Spaces? I am curious and too lazy to do it manually. :)
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Finer grained control over the default browser?

My default browser is Chromium. I tend to use different browsers and nail them to a Space. So for example Chromium is space 1 along with item, Firefox space 2 with terminal, Safari 3 with ...
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Issue with floating windows and Spaces

This problem has been bothering me since I switch to Snow Leopard. When I use applications that have some floating windows (Maya 2011, Adobe After Effects), Spaces seems to bring the floating windows ...
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Tricks and usages of Spaces [closed]

I think that Spaces can be a really nice tool to improve your day-to-day work. I would gladly hear about the settings and usage of those virtual desktops (For instance : What's your logic behind the ...
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Terminal window as its own app

During my work day as a software developer, I frequently have multiple Terminal windows open, each dedicated to a specific purpose and directory. I switch between them on a regular basis. I'd like to ...
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A better workflow for screen real estate than spaces? [closed]

My impression of the general feeling toward spaces is that it's a good idea that doesn't work very well and so most people don't use it. I do use it and I can't imagine having all my windows open on ...
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When minimizing, not have new window of same app come to focus

There's a couple of behavior's that I find very frustrating, and no luck yet in fixing them: Imagine chrome with multiple windows open. There's one in front, then another application, then the other ...
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Why doesn't the Mac App Store Twitter app (v. 2.0.2) work well with Spaces?

It's something that drives me crazy. The current version (2.0.2) of the official Twitter app for Mac OS X doesn't behave well with Spaces. It moves from space to space when I select another ...
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Restricting Command+tab options to only apps that are in the current space

Edit: The original accepted answer is no longer valid for Mavericks. I am keeping it accepted for historical reasons, but all readers using Mavericks should use and up-vote this answer. By ...
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In OS X, I want to change to a non-standard keyboard shortcut for switching spaces

In System Preferences > Expose and Spaces > Spaces Tab > to switch between spaces, there is a drop down list that allows you to select a modifier key and the arrows. The arrows are so far away from ...
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How can I stop spaces from switching automatically?

I will often use Spaces on Mac OS X 10.5 to switch to another space when a program is busy / unresponsive. Very often, without warning or apparent reason, Spaces will switch back to the first space ...
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Spaces makes dialogs disappear

I'll be working in a space, and then something starts bouncing in the dock (like Mail), so I switch to that space, and I see a dialog for a split second, but then it disappears. I try moving the main ...
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Custom keyboard shortcuts to change active Spaces desktop

I'm a mostly Unix user that are starting to user OS X for iPhone development. Since I won't (and can't) quit my Linux environment I'm trying out the 'Spaces' functionallity for virtual desktops. But ...
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Why does spaces keep capturing keyboard input some times after switching spaces?

I'm running snow leopard on a fairly new macbook pro 13" (september 2010). Sometimes the black visualization showing the available spaces and the space I'm currently on doesn't disappear when I have ...
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Open new terminal window in current space, regardless of other open terminals in other spaces

When using Spaces on Mac OS X trying to open a new terminal instance results in focus being pulled to whatever space has the most recently accessed terminal window. With Finder I can click on the ...
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Spaces and Expose Overview using the 2nd Monitor

I have two monitors, and 9 (3x3) virtual desktops. When I invoke the Spaces overview mode of expose, everything gets pulled onto the primary display. It creates one overview with 3x3 desktops, ...
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How to move a window to another space without using the mouse?

I use spaces for having multiple desktops, but often need to move a program from one space to another. I am aware of the various ways to do that with a mouse: Click window drag to edge F8 to show ...
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Custom spaces with external monitor

I have a MacBook Pro plus an external 24" monitor. I'm also using 4 virtual spaces. With the external monitor they double, so I have 8 virtual spaces. What I'd like to achieve now, and I don't know ...
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Opening a new Terminal window when it's running on another desktop

I open a lot of terminal windows. I also make use good use of tabs & multiple desktops. Normally I launch Terminal.app with Spotlight. But if Terminal is already running on another desktop, it ...
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When using Spaces, is there a way to set each “desktop” background independently?

For instance, say I had a few sweet background images I wanted to use to identify each one.
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With multiple monitors, can I pick which one an application will load on?

In Spaces it's possible to specify which space a given application will open on -- for example, my web browser always opens on Space 1 and iTunes on Space 3. Is something similar possible with ...
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How can I stop OS X from switching Spaces when the mouse cursor is at the edge of the screen?

Mac OS X Spaces change when I hold the mouse at the edge of the screen. Is there an application or 'defaults' command to disable this? Warp looks like it might help, but hasn't changed the behavior ...