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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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Yosemite auto creates multiple desktops (spaces) on main monitor

Since upgrading to Yosemite I've been having issue with OS X creating additional workspaces on my main monitor for no apparent reason. I usually have 3 different spaces setup on my main monitor and ...
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Finder windows show up in all my Spaces

When I open multiple Finder windows in Mountain Lion, I find that, no matter what virtual desktop I go to in Spaces, all the Finder windows remain where they are. However, when I open, say, Skype, for ...
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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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OS X Mavericks extra desktops (spaces) opening seemingly randomly

I don't often use mission control, or extra desktops (spaces). Every so often, I do open mission control by mistake, and I have dozens of spaces showing at the top of the screen. Is there a shortcut ...
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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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Window drag delay to move across spaces: Adjust in Yosemite

The tip presented here (http://osxdaily.com/2010/02/10/change-the-delay-when-dragging-windows-within-spaces/) no longer works. Is there a new setting we can use? I know how petty this sounds, but ...
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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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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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Is there a way to fix the slow space switching animation in Yosemite?

I'm a developer and use spaces extensively. I have my terminal in one space, my editor in another, etc. When I use ctrl + arrow key to switch to the left or right the animation is incredibly slow ...
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Go to specific desktop on TotalSpaces

I want to make the gesture "three fingers up" to to desktop 1, "three fingers left" go to desktop 2, and so on.
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Why do my apps open in a single space when resuming?

When I restart yosemite and I select 'reopen windows when loggin back in' I have a lot of apps that open in the same space. For example when I have sublime text and libreoffice open in a space and ...
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Is there a way to have separate docks per display?

I'm using Yosemite. I have 2 displays (each with its own space and both have the dock) and I have a application (app1) with various windows. These windows are distributed between these two displays: I ...
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Can apps on an external display be moved to a new space on disconnect?

I use an external monitor with my laptop while at work but when I'm not working I just use the regular MacBook Pro display. What I would like is for the windows I have open on the external display to ...
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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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Treat fullscreen as desktop spaces in the matter of navigation

As the title says, I'd like to treat an app fullscreen as a desktop in the matter of navigation in Yosemite 10.10. I’am working with 2 monitors + 3 apps in fullscreen mode and do a lot with the ...
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Saving, Switching between window arrangements?

Repeating series of actions := productivity lost. Is there a way I can arrange, and save for later loading, an arbitrary arrangement of open programs, closed programs, and arrangement of windows? ...
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Cycle through spaces in Mavericks

On Snow Leopard you could "jump" from the last space to the first space by hitting cmd+right arrow. How to do this in Mavericks?
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Display spaces in menu-bar on Mavericks

How to display the current space number in the menu-bar with Mavericks? Like it had been possible in previous versions of Mac OSX?
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Disable inactive display menubar fading

In Yosemite, at least, when you have multiple monitors attached, the menu-bars on the inactive displays will be muted or grayed out, and the menu-bar on the active screen will be kept at full ...
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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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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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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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Open same Finder window in different spaces

i was asking if someone knows a way to: open a desktop folder switch space open the same folder without being brought back to the old space Is there a way to do it?
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spaces and dual monitor: separate setup for each monitor?

I have two monitors and I would like to handle the virtual spaces separately on each. I.e. changing the space on one monitor shouldn't change the space on the other. (I wonder why this isn't even the ...
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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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Switching focus between two monitors

On OS X 10.9.5 in System Preferences -> Keyboard -> Shortcuts -> Mission control I have setup hot keys to switch between however many desktops I may have open at a given time. I frequently edit code, ...
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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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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 ...