1

I want to have 9 set of spaces, each one spanning 2 monitors. In other words, when I switch to space 1, both of my monitors update their current space, as in the following diagram

enter image description here

I saw "Displays use different spaces" setting, but this doesn't quite do what I want

Is there some setting or a utility I can use for this?

  • I'm not sure what you are looking for. "Displays use different spaces" specifically 'un-links' the monitors, allowing each to contain a different space. Each is then independently called. – Tetsujin May 24 at 17:12
  • updated with a diagram to clarify – Yaroslav Bulatov May 24 at 18:00
  • 1
    That simply looks like you need to disable "Displays have different spaces", that will make them move as coherent pairs. Additionally disabling 'auto rearrange based on recent' will make the numbering stick. – Tetsujin May 24 at 18:58
  • if I disable that setting then my secondary is pinned to a single space, while the primary switches between spaces – Yaroslav Bulatov May 24 at 21:38
  • This is the way I've had my Spaces set since they were invented. As far as I'm aware there's no way to even achieve the behaviour you state. Have you rebooted since setting this up? – Tetsujin May 25 at 7:07
2

I have intentionally blurred the window contents; no need to clean your glasses ;)

Disable "Displays have different spaces", that will make them move as coherent pairs. Additionally disabling 'auto rearrange based on recent' will make the numbering stick.

So - this is 2 monitors, 7 spaces. Each 'Space' covers the pair of screens & their contents. Changing Space changes both monitors simultaneously.
The 'reappearing window' top right is Activity Monitor, which is set to be on all Spaces. Everything else lives on its own Space & only appears when I switch to that Space.
The gif is a 'live' movie of me using the keyboard to call each Space in sequence, then back to the first [then the gif cycles & you see the movie title again]

enter image description here

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .