Just a simple question - my day-to-day setup is a MacBook Pro with 2 connected external displays. I want to try to organize my different "tasks" (writing code, testing/web browsing, and notes) into different Spaces. The keyboard shortcuts to change Spaces only take effect on my currently-selected screen.

Is there a way to change Spaces across all displays at once? If not with a built-in function, maybe a third-party app?

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    Are you using fullscreen apps? If not: Preferences -> Mission Control -> uncheck Separate Spaces. – Mateusz Szlosek Apr 19 '16 at 17:50
  • Should be the answer @MateuszSzlosek There's no way round fullscreen apps (work of the devil;) so that's the way if not using fullscreen. – Tetsujin Apr 19 '16 at 18:40

There's a System preference for this, but then it makes fullscreen apps occupy only one screen at a time and the rest of the screens are black. To activate it:

Preferences -> Mission Control -> uncheck Displays have separate Spaces

reference: Apple site

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  • Thanks! This seems to have done the trick. I use multiple spaces more than I use multiple fullscreen apps, so this is a trade-off I can make. :) – Argus9 Apr 19 '16 at 19:20

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