I want to make my Desktops stay in an order that I want. I want to have my first 3 Desktops locked and others dynamic in example:

  • I'm working on Desktop1. When an app is full screen the app is between Desktop1 and Desktop2 but I want it to open after Desktop4 since the others mounted.
  • I'm working on Desktop3. When I open an app from Dock(or cmd+tab) which is currently opened in Desktop1, Desktop1 and Desktop2 changes positions. I don't want this to happen I want to go to Desktop1 without changing the order.

Hope I explained clearly. Is there a way I can immobilise some Desktops.

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You can have them all static or dynamic but not a mix of both. To make them static (so they stay as you put them) do this:

  • Open System Preferences
  • Click on Mission Control
  • Uncheck Automatically rearrange Spaces based on most recent use

This will keep them as they are arranged by you. To arrange them, drag them to the desired position after launching Mission Control.

Mission Control settings

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    nice one a + from me, keep them coming :)
    – Ruskes
    Aug 2, 2015 at 15:52
  • Thanks, Buscar웃 I try to do what I can when I have time. ;)
    – bjbk
    Aug 2, 2015 at 15:54

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