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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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Edit: The original accepted answer is no longer valid for Mavericks.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 ...