My two displays (let call them A and B) have separate spaces. I can go back and forth among the spaces on the active/focussed display A. Is it possible to go back and forth among the spaces on B with keyboard shortcuts and without moving the focus to B?

I do not mean assigning keyboard shortcuts to each space, because there are more than ten spaces and plenty of maximized windows.


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Here's the quick summary:

There are some utilities (window managers) that allow you to assign a keyboard shortcut to the focus of a specific monitor. They are as follows (links provided):

  • Catchmouse (No longer available so it's a moot point here)
  • Divvy - $13
  • SizeUp - $13
  • Slate - Open Source, Free. Functional, but there's a lot of manual configuration to be done here and not as easy as the paid software.
  • it is said that this small script solves the problem, I do no know where to put this script. This answer reports that he solved my problem and gives this config file for Slate; but it did not work for me. – Kadir Jun 29 '16 at 7:28
  • You put the scripts in your home directory. I suggest you read the documentation: JavaScript Configs. If the script doesn't work, you should contact the author of the config/script. Remember, this being open source you have to do a lot of the customization yourself. If this is beyond your scope, you should look at one of the paid software applications. – Allan Jun 29 '16 at 12:11

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