⌃ Control+ and ⌃ Control+ switches desktops.

I actually had this enabled in Spaces on Snow Leopard, but I'd like to turn this off because I use those key combinations when editing in Eclipse. How do I turn this off?


Go to System Preferences > Keyboard > Shortcuts > Mission Control and change the settings for "Move left a space" and "Move right a space" or disable them completely.

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    It's easy to mix up and go to "System Preferences > Mission Control > Shortcuts" instead, where you will only see options for the Ctrl + Up/Down shortcuts, but not the Ctrl + Left/Right ones! – rleelr Dec 20 '17 at 22:48

I updated an app called Karabiner and it turned some Mission Control shortcuts off. I like moving desktops. Here's how you turn them back on:


  • Is there a way to get karabiner to send "move left a space" and "move right a space" commands. I would like to continue to have control left/right to execute those commands, but I would also like to have a one handed option (eg right command comma and right command period) – ORcoder Nov 21 '19 at 21:51

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