I have multiple desktops. I want to be able to name them. Is it possible out of the box?

Or at least does MacOS have API for that? I'd create an application.

  • Alas, no, but the workaround I use is I hide Stickies under the dock whose font size is as tall as the dock, so that they're legible in MC. Since the dock doesn't show in mission control, they're pretty effective, and as of Catalina, you can even set them to "Float on Top" so that they're never covered up by a window that slides under the dock. They're just a bit clunky to arrange and don't go back to their assigned desktop after reboot/logout. – hepcat72 May 28 at 19:01

You cannot rename desktops in Mission Control.

You can’t rearrange or rename Spaces, either.

You get Desktop 1, Desktop 2, and so on, and that’s it.

This Thread should give you more information.

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    Actually, you can rearrange spaces in Mission Control: Just drag them into the order you want. Of course, after rearrangement, their names will change according to the new order. (Except for fullscreen applications, whose spaces bear the name of the application inhabiting those spaces.) – Harald Hanche-Olsen Dec 2 '18 at 15:51
  • Yes I understand that but you can't give them custom name however that would be cool – k4b00m Dec 11 '18 at 20:12

There's a free app in the Mac App Store that (disclaimer) I made and launched in May of this year called CurrentKey that lets you give Spaces a persistent name via the menubar. It also lets you give each Space a unique icon, and tells you how you spend time across your Spaces (and the apps within them). Because macOS API's are limited, the names stay in the app and don't show up in Mission Control. But they are persistent.

The app also lets you jump directly to another named Space (it calls them "Rooms") via its dropdown menu or by a globally assigned hotkey. Because Apple lets you have up to 16 Spaces per screen, this is handy in navigating between them.

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