I'm running macOS Sierra 0.12.3 (16D32).

By exploding the desktop (four finger swipe up on trackpad) and then moving the mouse to the top bar I can create/update/destroy my workspaces.

With a four-finger swipe left/right or C-left/right I can move to the left and right.Also with a tool like BetterTouchTool I'm able to set shortcuts to move left/right.

I'd like to create a shortcut to access the workspaces by number. For example given the following workspaces Desktop 1-4:

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I'd like to find a tool or system event where I could jump right to Desktop 3 perhaps with a keybinding like Cmd + 3.

  • Does such a tool, or system event exist on macOS where I can access my workspaces by number instead of only moving left or right?
  • Could you please edit your question to include the version of macOS you're running? – Monomeeth Mar 20 '17 at 2:02

You can access different spaces in Sierra with control + number keys. But first, you must enable it in the Keyboard shortcut settings:

  1. Go to Keyboard Settings (System Preferences > Keyboard > Shortcuts)
  2. Select Mission Control from the left column of choices.
  3. Check these boxes: Switch to Desktop 1, Switch to Desktop 1

You can now use switch between spaces using short keys.

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  • There's only "Switch to Desktop 1", but no "Switch to Desktop 2" (or further). – phil pirozhkov Mar 19 at 19:19

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