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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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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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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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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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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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 prevent dock auto-hiding setting from changing?

I prefer to keep the dock "auto-hiding" setting on so that the dock is always hidden unless I mouse over it. I am aware of both the setting in "dock preferences" and the keyboard shortcut (⌥⌘D). ...
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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 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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Is there a way to create new desktop spaces from keyboard only?

We all know there is a way to to switch between desktops using keyboard shortcuts, but can we create new ones using only the keyboard?
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Push window to beginning, not to the end of stack when I press fullscreen

Is it possible to push window to beginning, not to the end of stack when I press fullscreen? For example, I have tree windows (or spaces) maximized When I press "fullscreen" button I want new ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Applescript vs. Spaces in Lion (10.7)

In Snow Leopard (10.6), I had an applescript that toggled iTunes between "maximised on Space 2" and "mini-player on all spaces": set app_identifier to do shell script "echo 'com.apple.iTunes' | ...
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How to hide desktop icons on a single desktop

I'm a big fan of multiple desktop spaces on OS X 10.7 (see image). I'm wondering if you can hide desktop icons on just one of the 4 spaces I have setup. Is that possible?
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Spaces: How to set an app to appear in every space but one?

Spaces lets you set up certain applications to open in a specific space, no particular space or all of them. Sometimes though I wished to have a space where my apps that usually would appear in all ...
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Some applications (like Terminal) will lose focus after switching Spaces

I have the following problem with Spaces in Mountain Lion: 1) Open Safari (or Chrome) 2) Open Terminal 3) Give Terminal window focus 4) Switch to Dashboard Space (or any other Space) 5) Switch back ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Mission Control switching to wrong Space on revealing hidden app

I've got some Stickies windows open in two separate Spaces. If I hide Stickies in one space with ⌘ cmd+H, then move to the other space and reveal Stickies with the app switcher, it springs back to the ...
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Is it possibile have different files in different desktop?

i'm new with mac, the multiple "space/desktop" function is very cool, but it would be better if i could have different files and folder on each of my space. For example, i want to set up a space for ...
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How to interact with application across spaces and save the workspace?

Using Mac 10.6.8 here. So I have Chrome in Space2, and Devonthink in Space1. I wanted to drag the URL from Chrome to Devonthink. Can't think of a easier way other than to drag Chrome to space 1, ...
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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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If I activate expose, then spaces, can I force the window arrangement to stay the same in both views?

This is on OS X 10.5.8 (Leopard). Let's say I activated Expose (All Windows), and I see my windows in a certain arragement. Then I activate Spaces. The spaces I was in sometimes shows the windows in ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Can't type after switching Screens 10.6.8

Whenever my screen switches focus (i.e., to another dekstop) using a keyboard shortcut, the little N-screen window stays up and the machine no longer accepts any input except for screen-switching. ...
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Spaces preferences carried into Lion - can't get hash symbol

In Snow Leopard I used to use Option + cursors to move around spaces (not Command - this was because I liked Command + cursors for 'Home' and 'End'). Therefore I also used Option + 1, Option + 2 etc ...