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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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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How to reserve screen space in mac? [closed]

The mac dock when unhid, reserves space that other windows can't breach. How's that done? In my use case, I want to limit the space in which all application windows can open, this way whenever a new ...
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How do I make an app go full screen to the LEFT of my desktop?

I only have one desktop in spaces, and when I take an app full screen, it always goes to the right of my desktop... I know I can re-arrange by hand in mission control, but I'd like to be able to skip ...
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How can I switch to the Finder without switching in outer Space?

I'm using many "spaces" to separate different tasks, and I have blocked the "spaces" switching through this configuration of Mission Control: Nonetheless I have a remaining problem with "Spaces" I ...
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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 do I create totally independent web browsers in different Desktops?

Help! I just got a Mac Air that's running Mavericks, and I was playing with the different desktops. I had Safari open on each, and they both had totally different tabs open. I shut it down, and now, ...
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Change space on both displays?

I'm trying to work out how to get the best out of the new multi-display support in OS X Mavericks. I'm very used to my workflow when I was changing space on both displays with single gesture on my ...
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Close empty desktop/spaces

I usually end up with a lot of empty desktop/spaces upon disconnecting external monitors. Is there an easy way to close all desktop/spaces that don't have any application windows on them?
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How many resources does an empty OSX desktop take?

By desktop, I mean creating extra desktops that you can flip to for extra screen real estate, not separate monitors. They used to call it spaces. I like to have a couple ready in case I need them, ...
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Mavericks update broke keyboard shortcut for switching Spaces

I've upgraded to Mavericks from Mountain Lion. I've used the keyboard shortcut "Control" + "number" to switch between Spaces. The upgrade broke this. I've checked System Preferences and all the ...
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Returning to First Screen from last Screen in Mission Control

I use Mission Control (on a Mavericks running MacBook Air) a lot, and I was looking for a solution to the following scenario: I have three (or more spaces open), and I am on the space furthest to the ...
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Can't create a new desktop workspace?

When I bring up the spaces option (by either pressing the F3 button or 4 finger swipe up on trackpad), the + button in the top right corner is no longer there and I can't create a new desktop space. ...
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Move full screen app to the LEFT of first desktop in 10.9.4?

I am part of the Apple developer program, and received the 10.9.3 beta before the full release. In that version, I could place a full screen app to the LEFT of the first desktop. My setup was to have ...
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Disable spaces when connected to external monitor, or treat second display as second space?

Is there a way to disable spaces when connected to an external monitor? I frequently travel between one location (home) where I connect to an external monitor and another where I don't. When I'm ...
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Designating the startup space/desktop?

Is there a way to get OSX 10.9.3 to startup in the same space (eg. always startup on Desktop1) at every boot up? Right now it puts you back in the last space you were in when you closed down. I ...
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Mavericks: Preview pane spontaneously reappears when switching spaces

Sometime my preview pane spontaneously reappears whenever I switch to another (non full-screen) Space, e.g., with CTRL + → . This behavior continues even after I close the preview pane. ...
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How to navigate spaces in a dual monitor setup?

I have multiple spaces setup and can navigate them via ctrl and the arrow keys left and right on the current active monitor. Now I want to change to a space that sits on the other monitor. How do I ...
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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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Remove OSX shortcut to switch between spaces (ctrl + number shortcut)

On MacOsX Lion (upgrade from Leopard). Working with some 3d application, I would like to temporarily turn off the shortcut ctrl + [numberOfSpace]. I went to: Preferences > Keyboard > Mission ...
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mavericks keep switch to the first space when opening a url

In Mac OS Mavericks, If the space is not the first space or doesn't contain the default browser app, when you open a url in this space,Mac OS will always swiches to the first space. It's pretty ...
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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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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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Force an App to Open Full Screen in a Specific Desktop Space

I'm running Mavericks OS X 10.9 As the title suggests I would like to force an app to open in full screen in a specific desktop space. I can get an app to always open full screen, then position the ...
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Is it possible to open a new space with the keyboard?

There is a keyboard shortcut to open up spaces ctrl + up and you can press alt to see the new space +. Is there anyway to create a new space with a keyboard command?
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Assigning applications to multiple desktops (Spaces) across multiple monitors

I have a setup with two monitors. Is there a way that I can assign an application to one space on monitor 1 and another space on monitor 2? I currently have it set up so that each monitor has its ...
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How to set a new desktop image when creating a new desktop in Mission Control?

When you make a new virtual desktop from Mission Control the background image is by default the same as your first desktop. Is it possible to have each new virtual desktop use a different (or at least ...
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Open Office files from Finder in the same screen

When opening files from a Finder window, I want them to open in the active Space, regardless of the application already being open on another Space. Instead, they open in whatever Space already ...
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Workspaces not switching automatically

Despite the fact that I have told mission control under 10.8 to spaces when switching applications(to the key window), it does not appear to work. In fact the only time spaces works is when I tell it ...
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When I open a minimized window, I don't jump to the space it opens in

I have a new hard drive with Mavericks, and I didn't have this problem on my old Mountain Lion install, so I'm sure there's some new setting somewhere I'm missing... I have a lot of spaces open, and ...
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Move fullscreen application in front of “Desktop 1”

At one point I had a fullscreen finder window in front of every desktop (or space). Now it seems that nothing can come before "Desktop 1" anyone know how I might be able to move desktop 1 or move ...
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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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Contain Mission Control to One Monitor

The Mavericks upgrade made it possible to switch spaces on one monitor without having the space on another monitor move, which is great. I often use mission control to switch between programs ...
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how to make each display a separate space, yet have a keyboard shortcut to move both screens at the same time?

In OS X Mavericks, each display (ie monitor) has it's own space. There are many advantages to that. But then there are also advantages to the old way of doing it; i.e i want both my [monitor 1 - ...
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How to get a list of application windows only from the current desktop with applescript?

Need to do something like the next tell application "Safari" activate set AllWindows to every window set WinCount to number of items in AllWindows repeat with i from 1 to WinCount ...
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Hide Applications from other Spaces in Application Switcher

With System Preferences->Mission Control->"When switching to an application, switch to a Space with open windows for the application" disabled, I would really like the application switcher (cmd+tab) ...
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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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Pin Window on top of all desktop spaces

I am watching training video, and I need the full screen and to watch this video. Is there a way to pin the video in the lower left corner and have it sit on top of the other desktops?
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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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How do I open terminal or browser windows in the current workspace?

Whenever I open a new terminal or browser window via QuickSilver it switches control back to the last used workspace. I would like to always open in the current workspace, how do I do that? I am on ...
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How do you keep a window in all spaces?

Some apps have this as an internal feature, but is there any way to keep a specific window visible no matter which space you're in?
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Can Mavericks Spaces support 3 windows spanned across 2 displays?

Is it possible to have a 3-screen Space across two displays such that you can swipe to toggle between seeing displays 1 & 2 or 2 & 3?
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Cmd+Tab breaks “Assign To This Desktop”

Running Mavericks (recently upgraded from Snow Leopard) I have three apps open on three of my 5 desktops -- Safari on desktop 1, TextEdit on 2, and Calendar on 3. I right-click on each icon in the ...
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Spaces in Mavericks: apps do not remember their space

I've switched to Mavericks and i wonder if the behaviour i'm seeing is a bug or a "feature". It used to be that whenever you created spaces you could assign apps to a specific space, say Mail.app to ...
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Parallels Desktop Minimum Hard Disk Space to allocate?

My current hard disk drive 256GB is already not enough for me. Therefore, I wish to reduce the allocation of my Parallels Desktop. I did the "Reclaim" to get 11GB back, but PD still occupies 63.6GB. ...
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How can I give a Space a custom name?

I'd like to give my Spaces helpful names like "Graphics" and "Communications" instead of using confusing, generic names like Desktop 1 and Desktop 2. Is there a way to accomplish that through a ...
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Forced switching between Spaces when opening Microsoft Office files

Since time immemorial, opening a Microsoft Office file has had the side effect of restoring an already-open window in the same application before displaying the newly opened file's window. This was ...
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Create a New Space in Mavericks using Applescript

In Mavericks, is it possible to use Applescript to create a new Space in Mission Control? I also tried the following code to switch to another Space, but it does not seem to do anything... tell ...
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Drag application window to another space

In OS X Mavericks how do I drag a window to another space? I was able to do this in Mountain Lion.
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Is there an app to create window arrangement presets?

Is there an app to help me manage window arrangements depending on my external displays? At home, I have 2 external displays, in addition to the one that's built into my MacBook. The problem is that ...
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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: