On my OS X 10.8.2 (12C54) I use more desktops (4). I've mapped the keyboard shortcuts cmd+{1,2,3,4} to switch to dekstop {1,2,3,4}. However the second and third are mixed up. If I use cmd+2 it switches to desktop 3 and cmd+3 switches to desktop 2.

I double checked the keyboard shortcuts and they are mapped correctly.

So I thought whatever, I will just mix my setting as well, still it will be a fix for me. Interestingly enough the issue sometime go away, however then my "wrong" settings are really wrong.

Anyone have a solution, experiencing the same thing?


Is Mission Control set to automatically rearrange your spaces based on most recent use? That might trigger the behaviour you see in certain circumstances. Check System Preferences -> Mission Control and that the highlighted checkbox is unchecked.

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  • Its a good advice, let me go with this a 'bit before I mark it answered, just to confirm. Still I don't get why it mixes only 2/3. I use 1 and 4 just as much. – p1100i Jul 1 '13 at 11:54
  • @burninggramma Absolutely, it might not be the answer at all, but I wanted to add the image of the setting which I could not do in a comment. – Lizzan Jul 1 '13 at 11:59

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