I recently have really annoying issue with Chrome.

I am using Mac OSX 10.14.5 Mojave with Chrome version 75.0.3770.142

Here is the issue. I have two Chrome windows and I put each window to each desktop like Chrome window 1 for desktop 1 and Chrome window 2 for desktop 2.

Of course each desktop has different applications like terminal, Acrobat reader etc. Say I am doing some text editing with my terminal in desktop 1 and I need to find something via Chrome in desktop 1. When I switch application via Cmd + tab (like usual) from terminal to Chrome, then it suddenly moves to Chrome window 2 that is in desktop 2.

All other applications is okay i.e. switching apps in desktop 1 only happen in desktop 1 (not moving desktop 2).

Does anyone have similar problem like this?

I also turned off Automatically rearrange Spaces based on most recent use in mission control and quit the hole Chrome windows then do it again. But anything was helpful.

Any comments are appreciated!

  • 1
    Why don't you specifically switch to desktop 2 instead of letting chance have a hand in it? – Tetsujin Jul 16 '19 at 14:55
  • @Tetsujin What do you mean by specifically switching to desktop 2? I want that switching from some random apps in desktop 1 to chrome doesn't change desktop i.e. keep in desktop 1 not 2 in this case – hlim Jul 17 '19 at 14:34
  • Basically, you're breaking the Spaces paradigm. Spaces is not designed to support apps spread to multiple desktops, so cmd/tab gets a bit random. I don't really think there's a fix, although Mojave is a bit better at it than older OSes. Maybe Catalina will get it right eventually. – Tetsujin Jul 17 '19 at 14:47

You must log in to answer this question.

Browse other questions tagged .