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This problem has been around for at least a year on multiple Sierra versions.

When I’m switching to another app through Mission Control it focuses on that app only for a split of a second and then switches focus to another app. Here’s the video showing the issue (it switches back to Evernote.app despite clicking on the Finder.app):

https://www.dropbox.com/s/ustogynwyeu12w4/scr_focus_lost.mov?dl=0

It seems that the app that is set to be visible on All Desktops loses focus if you are switching from an app that has been set to some Desktop (Desktop on Display 1, 2, etc.).

What is the solution to this problem?

  • Just clarifying, are you saying you've had this problem since macOS Sierra, or also beforehand? I ask because you say This problem has been around for at least a year on multiple Sierra versions, but macOS Sierra has only been around for about 7 months. This is an important distinction because troubleshooting is a process of elimination and if it's been around only since Sierra, than that eliminates some of the possibilities. – Monomeeth Apr 23 '17 at 5:45
  • I am 100% positive for Sierra, but I'm not sure about El Capitan. However, when I look at the timeline it's quite possible it was present on El Capitan as well. Unfortunately, I cannot determine that anymore. – Siniša Šašić Apr 23 '17 at 6:23

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