I have 2 windows of Chrome opened in Display 1 & 3. Beside that, there is Terminal run in Display 1. Display 2 has some windows from other apps. In this case, I offten switch between Terminal in Display 1 and Chrome in Display 3.

When I open Terminal in Display 1 and do Cmd ⌘Tab window switch to Chrome in Display 1, instead of Display 3. Currently, I have to shift right/left the space twice to switch it.

Is there shortcut key to accomodate this case?


There are many variants on this question...

In short, Spaces is not designed to accommodate any app on more than one Space.

So the simple answer is, "No."

Possible alternative workarounds...

  • Use Cmd ⌘ ` to switch between open windows of the app you just switched to.

  • Use dedicated key commands to switch to a specific Space rather than App - by default Ctrl ⌃ plus [number] - & remember where each one lives. This is my preferred method, which I've been using since Spaces was invented.

  • To activate the second possibility go to System Preferences, Keyboard, Shortcuts, Mission Control and activate the ticks "Switch to Desktop 1" and "Switch to Desktop 2". – Tukan3 Sep 22 '16 at 19:47
  • Sometimes I use "Ctrl"+"Number", but number of space is hard thing to remember for me especially when work with many windows. Edit: Actually when I move Chrome in Display 1 to Display 2, I can easily move between terminal in Display 1 and Chrome in Display 2/3 just with "Cmd ⌘"+"Tab". It just my 2 cents – junior_h Sep 22 '16 at 20:02
  • I sort my Spaces in 'patterns' of 'like' apps... eventually you just remember the numbers. Moving a window to a specific Space can be done by holding the title bar, then switching to a Space; the window will move with you - but it cannot be remembered if the app now occupies more than one Space. – Tetsujin Sep 22 '16 at 20:05

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