Mission Control allows for multiple desktop (spaces). Does there exist a keyboard shortcut for moving an application's window from one to another?

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You can hold the window with your mouse and use the usual keyboard shortcuts to move the window across desktops.

  • Works in Ventura. This is the best compromise I can find without extra software. BetterTouchTool's download page gave me a 404.
    – Anton
    Dec 19, 2022 at 17:26

No, but you can use a third party application, like BetterTouchTool, which allows you to bind key combinations to user defined actions, including moving windows between spaces.

  • This is the best solution I have found. In BetterTouchTool's preferences, choose "Add New Shortcut.., and then choose "Move Window One Space/Desktop Left|Right" from "Trigger Predefined Action"
    – ezrock
    Aug 14, 2017 at 16:33

This requires you to use the touchpad or mouse, but: Hold the window (at the top bar) with your touchpad or mouse and use Control-1, Control-2, Control-3, etc. to move a window to another space. ( control is the ^ key).

  • This shortcut can also be customized in System Settings->Keyboard->Keyboard Shortcuts->Mission Control->Mission Control.
    – Luke Davis
    Jun 15 at 23:24

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