Suppose I have a full screen app. I am on a Desktop space. I click on the full screen app's Dock icon, but nothing happens. I would expect the system to switch to that full screen app.

I vaguely remember turning this off via some defaults mockery a month ago. Now, setting workspaces-auto-swoosh to YES does not help. 'When switching to an application, switch to a Space...' option in Mission Control preferences is turned off but also does not help.

This works on a test account by default on same machine.

Additionally, in the ideal case, it would only switch when I explicitly click on Dock icon, the default behaviour to automatically switch every time an app has some popup dialog to display is also very annoying. I don't know if this is possible.

I am using OS X Yosemite.

Thank You!

  • I have that happen after some time up. It happens seemingly randomly for me and so far a reboot is my solution :( – Scott Porter Aug 23 '15 at 13:10
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    try this in Terminal instead of rebooting... killall -9 Dock – Tetsujin Aug 23 '15 at 13:58

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