Additionally shifting my desktop on the one monitor I created (with 2 monitors plugged into my MacBook Pro) shifts every desktop. I don't want this feature how do I turn it off?

I just want to be able to create one desktop on one monitor and keep all the rest of my monitors desktops the same.

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Try System Prefs > Mission Control > Displays have separate spaces.

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    Also, I believe you have to log out or reboot for this change to take effect. May 1, 2015 at 17:58
  • ah, useful info. I admit I switched that off the first day the pref appeared on Mavericks[?] & will not touch it again - it really messed up my working method ;-)
    – Tetsujin
    May 1, 2015 at 18:03

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