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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Wrong focus when CMD+Tab with multiscreen

If I have: 2 Screens Setting "Displays have separate spaces" ON A Terminal window in each screen (Terminal is just an example, this happens with all apps) Being focused on the Terminal window of ...
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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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Click on Dock should switch to full screen app, but this is broken. How to fix?

Suppose I have a full screen app. I am on a Desktop space. I click on the full screen app's Dock icon, but nothing happens. I would expect the system to switch to that full screen app. I vaguely ...
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Hot Corners Yosemite don't work any more

My Macbook Pro (late 2013) running OS X 10.10.4 Yosemite, doesn't respond to Hot Corners any more. Also, if one application is set to full screen, the Finder keeps stuck / doesn't follow if I change ...
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Terminal app slows switching of desktops/Spaces

I noticed some time ago that when switching from one space (workspace/desktop) to another this animation is slowed if a terminal app is running on one of them. Funny thing I found out by experiment, ...
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OSX Yosemite Can't disable four-finger swipe

Intro I want to set a custom gesture for the four finger swipe left/right, but I noticed that four finger swipe was switching between spaces. I went in to system preferences->Trackpad and changed ...
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Switching spaces on multiple screen with ⌃←/⌃→ based on focus, not mouse cursor

When using ⌃← or ⌃→ to switch spaces or full screen applications on Yosemite, the screen which currently has the mouse cursor is switched, not the screen which has the focused window. For example, if ...
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Saving OS X Spaces/Desktops

For how I use my laptop, it would be extremely helpful to be able to use Spaces/Desktops in OS X to break up different projects. One project may have a couple of websites/URLs, a pdf and a ...
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How do I switch monitor focus with the keyboard?

I have 2 monitors connected to my Mac. Each monitor has multiple spaces setup, for example - monitor 1 has Desktop 1, 2 & 3 and monitor 2 has Desktop 4 & 5. ctrl+← and ctrl+→ only move ...
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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-and-hold on the title bar of ...
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Yosemite Change two destops at once

I'm using two screens on Yosemite 10.10.4. When I change desktops, I have to change manually for first screen and then again for the second. Is there any way to change both screens at once? Or make ...
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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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Any way to have windows be restored to the correct space when opening an app?

Every time I open an app and it restores the windows that it has open, they generally restore to whichever space is currently active, rather than to the space the windows were originally on before I ...
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How can I have more than 16 keyboard shortcuts for Spaces (i.e., Mission Control)

Okay, so I have: One external display connected to my Mac Twenty Spaces (i.e., Mission Control), with ten Spaces on each display My keyboard shortcuts are [Ctrl + X] for the left-hand display, and ...
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Can't use keyboard shortcuts to switch spaces unless I'm in mission control

I have my Mac set up to switch spaces using Cmd + Num but sometimes, out of the blue, they will stop working unless I do the command when in mission control. Anybody have any idea why this happens?
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Full-Screen Auto-Location Change in OS X 10.10

I'm using a MacBook Pro with Retina, currently at OS X 10.10.3. I use it for both personal and work related matters, more often than not, at the same time. As such, I have 6 desktops ready to go at ...
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How to have more than one app in desktop space?

Whenever I click on the maximize/full screen icon on any window, the app window is going to a new Desktop space. But this is kind of distracting because now I am not able to switch apps by doing the ...
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Open application in specific space through AppleScript

I have a script that I run when I get to work to open all of the applications that I work with. But when I run it they all open in one space. I'm running OSX Yosemite 10.10.3. So I need an ...
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How to disable completely space switching animations in Yosemite?

I wonder if there is a way to disable completely animation when switching from one space to another. Everything I've found so far is for previous version of Mac OS X, not Yosemite. I've tried all of ...
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With 'Displays have separate spaces' checked when I have multiple monitors, could I have both spaces active at the same time?

I already found this thread with a similar question but it's not really what I was looking for. Like the title says, could I have both spaces active at the same time? Because it's really, really ...
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Maintain allocation of windows to spaces on restart and external monitor unplugging

I use spaces heavily and I have my windows arranged in a particular order. If I restart every application will be launched in the same space with many empty spaces. If I unplug my external monitor, ...
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Full screen apps can't be accessed through ctrl + num in mission control

When apps are in fullscreen mode and therefore have their own space. Why can't I access them through ctrl + numpad? All the other spaces are available though
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Shortcut to create/remove desktop in Mac OSX 10.8

To switch desktops, one can use < CTRL >-i or < CTRL >-[< left >< right >]. Are there shortcuts to create and remove desktops? If not, how can I make them?
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Restore app windows to their original Spaces

When re-opening an app, all of its windows end up on the first Space, regardless of their original placement: Original layout: one app has two windows open, each in a separate Space +-----[ Space 1 ...
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Is there a way to completely disable Spaces in Yosemite?

Is there a way to completely disable Spaces in Yosemite (without turning off Mission Control, Dashboard, etc.)? As someone who frequently switches between multiple monitors and using my Macbook on ...
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Yosemite keeps adding Spaces without apparent input

I am using a Mac Mini with Yosemite, and I noticed that the Spaces desktops keep increasing. I delete them to keep one desktop for each of the monitors I am using, and I end up with 26 of them on the ...
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File assign to a desktop

Can I make that a specific file opens in a specific space? (For instancem can I make that "receipt.pages" document always opens in space 2) (I know that I can make an application open in a specific ...
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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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Automatically clone linked repositories in OS X when following links to repos

Cloning projects from GitHub is relatively easy -- currently two clicks. First, clicking the link opens the GitHub app with a 'Save as...' dialog box that pauses attempting any downloading or cloning ...
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Graphics distorted while using Spaces in OSX 10.10.3

Since I have upgraded to OSX 10.10.3 I started getting graphics hang up in Spaces. I've never had this problem before the upgrade. I'm on a MacBook Pro (mid-2012). I have four Spaces and I've ...
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How do I transfer unallocated space from volume A to volume B?

Let me just clarify it with the picture below. As you can see, there is much free space on the 'SSDaeffer (1)' partition, but as this was my OS X Beta partition, I want to transfer that free space ...
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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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Using applescript to create spaces and launch apps

So the end goal of what I am looking to do is this: When I am at work I use an external monitor with my MBP. I have a consistent set of spaces and apps that I setup everyday. What I would like to ...
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Navigate to a space in other screen with keyboard shortcut

Switching between spaces using control + left / right arrow key is very efficient. Last step to perfection: to switch between spaces among different screens, I need to move my hand to the mouse and ...
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What is an efficient way for developers / power users to use OSX window management and Spaces on a single screen?

This may be a strange question. Background: I usually work in a multiple monitor setup, where I can plaster the screen with all my windows so nothing I might need to switch to is ever hidden from ...
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Configuring the Dock to be Spaces-centric

I use multiple displays, and the available options for Spaces that I am aware of allow surprise Space-switching, even when working in a completely different space. Ideally, interacting with the Dock ...
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How to make fullscreen app's space appear next to the current space?

How to make fullscreen app's space appear next to the current space? Normally it goes to the end of the list of spaces.
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OS X 10.9.5 (13F34): CMD+TAB Won't Switch Away From PowerPoint 2011 (for Mac)

Since I threw out my Windows machine six months ago, I've appreciated not having to deal with "techie" stuff anymore as I only use text programs and the Internet. However, one annoyance has persisted ...
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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 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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spaces switching unexpectedly on osx yosemite

I'm having an issue where my spaces keep randomly switching without me doing anything. I haven't managed to work out any sort of consistency to the behaviour yet so impossible to reproduce, but I'm ...
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How to remove space character (whitespace) from end of filenames and foldernames?

Problem with mac is that it allows space character at end of file or folder. If this file or folder with space character in end is beeing copied to FTP using Filezilla or Dropbox then mac makes ...
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What makes an app unique from POV of options -> assign to desktop?

What is the set of things that differentiate one application from another from the point of view of right-click on dock icon -> Options -> Assign To (All Desktops / This Desktop / None)? I've ...
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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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How can I switch to the Finder without switching in another “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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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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Change space with mouse wheel + modifiers

I hate that I have to use both hands on my keyboard to change spaces (one for control, one for arrow keys). A much more practical shortcut would be, for example, control + mouse wheel. However I don't ...
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Yosemite moves all desktops to one display on startup

I am using 2 displays on my Mac Mini (late 2013), and have 6 desktops on each of the displays. Primary display: 6 desktops Secondary display: 6 desktops However, after upgrading to Yosemite, it ...
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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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Save and Load Workspaces

Is there an app or setting that lets me save (persist) and load workspaces (or "Spaces") on my Mac? i.e. as a freelance software developer I want it to appear as if I have a completely fresh Mac ...