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, they're mirroring each other. When I close a tab on one desktop, it closes on the other, too.

In Mission Control, "Displays have different Spaces" IS checked

In Display, "Mirroring Options" is NOT checked.

What do I do, so that each web browser is totally independent?

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    No matter how many windows you open, they're all referencing the same application and stored history and settings. The only thing I would think to try is copying the Safari.app itself before launching, but that still might not work. If I needed to do this, I'd just run a different (like Chrome) in the other space. – NReilingh Aug 18 '14 at 2:55

If you actually need two distinct Safari instances running, this may be of help: Assign Application Windows to Different Spaces/Desktops , but if all you want is to have two Safari windows in different desktops, all you need to do is to open two windows and drag one to the right edge of the screen. If you hold it there for a second, it will move over to the next desktop. (The desktop has to exist first, dragging won't create a new one) You can also do this by dragging the windows in Mission Control. As far as I know, the only way to have the same windows open in two desktops is if Safari is assigned to All Desktops. You can check by right clicking Safari in the Dock and going to Options.

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