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 dock on their respective desktops, and check
This Desktop. I can right-click again any number of times to verify that that option is indeed checked. I can
Cmd+left across them, or
Cmd+<number> to jump to the numbered desktop, and everything works fine. In particular, the apps stay where they're supposed to.
But now I try to use
Cmd+Tab to switch apps and the desktop choice gets changed. Using the example above, if I'm on desktop 3 looking at Calendar, and
Cmd+Tab to Safari (which should be on desktop 1), Safari gets pulled over to desktop 2, while TextEdit gets pushed to desktop 1 (and I get taken to desktop 2). The same sort of behavior happens with more apps and more desktops. Basically, the desktops get shuffled so that the
Cmd+Tab app is closest.
I have no extra monitor or anything else unusual that I can think might be screwing anything up.
Is there any way to permanently assign an app to a particular desktop and/or turn off this terrible shuffling behavior?