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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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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Change space of other non-active display via keyboard

My two displays (let call them A and B) have separate spaces. I can go back and forth among the spaces on the active/focussed display A. Is it possible to go back and forth among the spaces on B with ...
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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 spreadsheet....
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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 can I name desktops/spaces in El Capitan?

I would like to give names to different spaces; currently a new space get the default name Desktop n where n is a number. How can I give it a meaningful name?
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OSX El Capitan reset the number of Spaces

Is there a way of "resetting" the number of desktop Spaces in Mission Control in El Capitan? I'm working on a previous co-workers Mac Pro, and somehow mission control has....325 desktop Spaces... I ...
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Is there a keyboard shortcut to jump directly to a particular full screen app in Lion?

When you full screen an application in Lion, it "flies out" of the desktop space it started in, and winds up at the end of the spaces list (assuming you have turned off auto-arranging). As a result ...
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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 to jump between Spaces on OS X when some are Fullscreen?

How to jump between Spaces on OS X using some key + number? I know I can jump between Desktops (not including fullscreen apps) using Ctrl ⌃ [num] . I know I can jump between Spaces using Ctrl ⌃ ...
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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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Any way in OS X to use a keyboard shortcut to switch to a full screen application?

OS X has a feature where you can create a keyboard shortcut for switching to a particular desktop / space. However, there isn't an obvious way to use a keyboard shortcut switch to directly a full ...
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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 do you completely disable the space-switching animations in OS X Yosemite?

Is there a way to completely disable the animations when switching from one space to another in Yosemite? Everything I have found so far is for previous versions of OS X. I have tried all of these ...
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Move window to other space by pushing; multiple monitors

as discussed here it is impossible to move a window to another space by pushing it against the side of the screen. I wanted to know if there now is a workaround for this, since it is really annoying,...
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How can Almost Empty Dropbox folder Take 1.3 GB Space?

System: El-Capitan 10.11.5. Finder details of Dropbox folder I deleted Dropbox from my PC. The directory size is 1.3GB although it contains only symlinks, by ls -laS drwxr-xr-x+ 54 masi staff ...
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El Capitan get current desktop name from bash

I am trying to write a bash script that needs some identifier of the current active desktop (I want my emacs-clients to connect to different servers depending on the active desktop). I have searched ...
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My IDE runs tests slower when in a different workspace

I am developing a server-side application using Java and OSX and quite often I have to run a rather large test suite to make sure everything is alright. I am using IntelliJ IDEA (Java-based IDE). ...
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Using Apple's Screen Sharing, can I redirect gestures and keys for controlling Spaces to the shared machine?

I'm using the built in Screen Sharing tool in El Capitan to control an iMac from a Macbook Pro in full screen mode. Everything works beautifully except that many special keys and gestures are ...
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Is there a way to move active spaces between monitors with the keyboard?

I couldn't find this question being asked before, so that why I'm wondering ... is there a way we can move spaces from monitor to monitor, much like spectacle can move windows from monitor to monitor?
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Move focus to next window but to windows on a non-visible space. Is this possible?

Normally when you activate Move focus to next window it only works on the visible spaces. Is there a way this can move to a non-visible space that has that application window open? I know you can ...
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How to have a script restore a desktop spaces default setup (as defined in the script)

Noob here so I might be asking the wrong questions... I'm on El Capitan and I tend to create and dump desktop spaces on the go. I've been trying to write a script that cleans op the Spaces situation, ...
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Disable shrinking spaces bar in El Capitan

I can't find a single piece of information about my issue. Is it possible to disable the 'feature' that the spaces bar reveals the content only if I hover with the mouse on it? It drives me nuts and I ...
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Change Spaces on all connected displays at once

Just a simple question - my day-to-day setup is a MacBook Pro with 2 connected external displays. I want to try to organize my different "tasks" (writing code, testing/web browsing, and notes) into ...
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El Capitan animation direction in Spaces

El Capitan allows switching workspaces in Mission Control view (which shows an overview of all windows) by using 4-finger swipe left/right gesture. However, when invoking Mission control from ...
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Disable or move Spaces but not kill the dock?

I use two monitors frequently from my MacBook Pro and when I have the secondary monitor hooked up I use that as my primary monitor. The new feature of dragging a window up to move it into spaces ...
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Open the same terminal without switching spaces

I'm looking for an AppleScript (or anything, really) that will do the following: If a Terminal window is open in the current space, bring it to the front. If not, open a new one in the current space....
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OS X keeps switching Spaces

I am running Mac OS X 10.11.3 with 4 Spaces on an iMac 27 inch. Switching Spaces works fine but it seems to unintentionally switch from Desktop 2 to Desktop 1. For example (reproducible, also with ...
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How to move the current window to the current Space

I'm not asking how to move windows away from the current space, like other questions out there. I want to move a window that has focus but is in a different space to the current space. Here are ...
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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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My available disk space does not make sense. Why?

I have a 256 GB SSD installed in my Macbook Pro. Today I observed that Finder tells me that I have a free disk space of 247.51 GB, which is unquestionably wrong. At the same time, in System → ...
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How to ensure that windows opened from the Dock open in the current Space/Desktop

A Mail window was in the Dock, and I clicked on it to restore it to my current Desktop. Instead of opening where I can see it, it went to some other Desktop, presumably the one it was in when it was ...
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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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Switch spaces with apple script

My goal is to switch spaces from within an apple script. My shortcut to switch to the 4th space is ctrl+4, but when I tried this in an apple script nothing happens: tell application "System Events" ...
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Black screen during change of spaces

Using OS X 10.11.3, Mac Pro 5,1, 32GB RAM, Radeon HD 7950 (Sapphire) graphics card w/ 3GB VRAM. I have a multiple monitor setup with displays not having separate Spaces. Usually, when using a shortcut ...
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Show “open application indicator” only for applications active in current desktop

Short version: As I have written in the title, I want to see the "open application indicator" only below the applications that are open in the active desktop. Is this possible? Long version: I had ...
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cannot add shortcut to switch to desktop 2 when apps are fullscreen on 10.8.4

I am running 10.8.4 and would like to switch to different desktops using keyboard shortcuts. Unfortunately for me, I only see "Switch to Desktop 1" and have not way to add a shortcut to switch to ...
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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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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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Swaping spaces between monitors

Given that I have 'mission control/displays have separate spaces' unchecked: is there a way to swap spaces between displays (and assign a shortcut to it)? For example: if I have 'Desktop 4' on the ...
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In Yosemite, (how) can I save an entire Space/Desktop (or a collection of open programs and windows, like a Space)?

The Spaces feature in OS X is great. It would be even greater if I could save a Space and recall it later, like the "Projects" feature that's available in many IDEs. Another way to think about it ...
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Command+TAB (⌘⇥) to switch to most recent window (even on different space)

The default behaviour of ⌘⇥ is roughly the following: Switch to the most recently used app. Bring all windows of that application (in the current space) to the foreground. Give the most recent ...
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How do you force spaces preview to always use a picture in El Capitan?

Since upgrading to El Capitan my spaces previews sometimes are text only, and sometimes are full image previews. It seems to be related to whether or not I initiate Mission Control on a space that is ...
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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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Keyboard shortcuts for switching Spaces?

I have a laptop and a desktop both running 10.11.1; on the laptop I found a way to set up Spaces so that CTRL-1 would take me immediately to screen 1 and similarly for all the other screens. I rely ...
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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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El Capitan cmd-tab behavior with multiple monitors, separate spaces

Similar to this, but the behavior I'm seeing is even stranger. I'm encountering some very frustrating behavior on El Capitan using multiple monitors with separate spaces for each monitor. When I cmd-...
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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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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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How to control the right browser based on used workspace?

My default browser is Chromium. I tend to use different browsers and assign them to a Space. So for example Chromium is space 1 along with an item, Firefox in space 2 with terminal, Safari 3 with ...