Is there a way to have certain windows of an app open in specific spaces?

Whenever I start up my computer, all my log in items get mashed into one space.

I'm using OSX 10.7.5 Lion

Edit: I would like to use textedit in any space, but if I assign it to space#3, for instance, then everytime I use textedit, it switches to space#3 unless I manually drag it to the space I need. Is there a way to do this?

  • Which OS X version are you using?
    – nohillside
    May 2, 2013 at 18:39

1 Answer 1


Put the app on the space you want it on.

Right click on the app in the Dock and select "Options -> Assign To... This Desktop"

Then the apps should keep their assignments, even through log out and reboot.

  • But what if I want to be able to use textedit in any window, but there are specific .txt files that I want to always have in certain spaces?
    – MarkE
    May 4, 2013 at 17:03

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