Questions tagged [spaces]

Spaces were renamed Desktops and brought together with Exposé and Dashboard as Mission Control with the release of Mac OSX 10.7 Lion.

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Disable spaces in OSX Mojave [duplicate]

Losing my mind. Simply trying to disable Spaces (multiple desktops) in OSX Mojave. I've Googled. Opened Mission Control and disabled everything. yet my Spaces are still active. When I Ctrl_Left or ...
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How to make macOS cmd+tab switch desktops when app is on a different desktop

Say I have ProgramA running in desktop space 1, and ProgramB running in desktop 2. If I am currently on space 1, and cmd+tab to select ProgramB, then I still stay on space 1 even though there is no ...
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Cycle through pair of spaces for two screens with one keyboard shortcut

I have two displays and created for each display with Mission Control several desktops (also known as Spaces): Display 1: Desktops 1-5 Display 2: Desktops 6-10 I have following related settings ...
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Remap the editor keys so that words with underscores between them behave like dashes/spaces when using Alt + ←/→ keys to jump between them?

Background: When we encounter words like color-black (with a hyphen) or color_black (with an underscore), or even color black (with a space), we know we can navigate between words or hyphenated words ...
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Set keyboard shortcuts to move to the next space to wrap around?

I currently have 4 different spaces open on my Mac. If I hit Control + Option + → three times (my shortcut for moving right a Space), I'll end up in the last Space. If I hit it again, nothing happens. ...
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Is it possible to mirror only one space or one app to a second monitor/screen?

Specifically, I would like to be able to switch spaces on my laptop while the monitor mirrors only one of those spaces - specifically for presentation purposes. That is to say, imagine my laptop has ...
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App switcher to switch to most recent window not working with multiple screens/spaces

First of all, I know that I can do this with a 3rd party app like Contexts. But I would like to do it with the native macOS app switcher. How to reproduce the "bug" Monitor 1 Space 1: Safari (not ...
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How to show application windows only for current Space in Exposé, and not aggregated from all Spaces

I just started using Spaces in 10.14 (I know I'm a little late to) and was excited at first until I encountered this scenario: When I am in a Space and do Exposé to "Show me ALL Application Windows",...
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Using Command + ` to cycle through windows across different Spaces in macOS Mojave

I use Command + Tab and Command + ` often when switching between apps/windows. I also have multiple Spaces that I typically use. I've found that using Command + ` only cycles through windows in the ...
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How to tie “Primary” and “Secondary” monitor spaces?

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 I saw "Displays use ...
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macOS: Switch to last active window

When task switching from Google Chrome to another window and then back to Chrome I am taken to a different Chrome window rather than the window I was originally on. E.g. scenario: I have 3 desktop. ...
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Test if application has windows on current space

Scripting different desktops in recent macOS versions is difficult, but one scenario I wanted to accomplish is to open a document in Safari in a specific window: If a Safari window is open in the ...
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Method to switch between group of groups of Mission Control Spaces?

I often find myself switching between multiple distinct tasks over the course of a day. For each of these distinct tasks, I have multiple Mission Control Spaces that I switch between. For example, ...
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Move app window to another Desktop without invoking Mission Control in macOS Mojave?

Sometimes a row of desktops appears at top of the screen while dragging window to the top. It happened without activating Mission Control. Unfortunately I am not able to reproduce this behaviour. How ...
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macOS Mojave dual monitor seperate spaces force dock on one screen

I'm relatively new to macOS. I'm using macOS Mojave and I have 2 monitors. I want the dock to stay on my right screen. My problem is when I move the mouse to the the bottom center on my left screen ...
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Windows are moving between spaces automatically [duplicate]

I'm using Spaces quite a lot and got used to work with it. Until recently I've been using macOS High Sierra on a mid 2015 MacBook Pro and it worked very well. Now I've switched to a new 2018 MacBook ...
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Preview virtual spaces in menu bar (like ubuntu)

Is it possible to have a preview of the virtual spaces in the menu bar, like this https://github.com/maho2nd/enhanced-ubuntu-workspace-indicator?          ...
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move focus to next window for current app in another desktop macOS Mojave

If I have two windows for an app in the same desktop/workspace/space, then the move focus to next window shortcut moves focus between them. If the windows are in different desktops, focus is not ...
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Command + Tab sometimes does not switch to maximized window of app in another Space

An app (such as Firefox) is opened and maximized on another Space. I'm on a separate Space, and then when I hit Command + Tab, to switch to Firefox, I can see its menu is displayed at the top of the ...
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Macbook with 2 external displays that share the same space but a separate space for Macbook screen

Is it possible to achieve the following using built-in settings or third-party applications: I have a Macbook Pro 2018 with 2 external screens. I'm using terminal that I would want to span over the 2 ...
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Use a single shortcut to activate an app (might running in other spaces) in the current space

Background: I have two spaces, one is for work and one is for entertaining. They are for different purposes, and it is a common situation where the same app is running in both spaces (for example, a ...
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Make the dock show only the apps running in the current space [duplicate]

I'd like to have multiple spaces for different purposes, for example, one for work, and one for entertainment. However, I found out that in mac, even if you have different spaces in which different ...
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How do I delete purgeable space detected by Disk Utility?

I am French so I apologize in advance for any possible language errors. I'm running macOS Mojave (version 10.14.2). Recently, I tried to run Bootcamp because I would like to install Windows. I went ...
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How to switch from from the active application on monitor 1 to the active application on monitor 2 via keyboard

TL;DR: I am typing notes into a full-screen notepad on monitor 1. I want to switch to typing into the visible, full-screen application shown on monitor 2 without using the mouse. (I know I could just ...
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How do I correctly set strictly only one desktop?

With Desktops, you can have more than one Desktop. I want to assign absolutely only one Desktop, not two. How do I do this exactly? When I click F3, it looks like this: (Does that mean I have only ...
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Space switching keyboard shortcut behaviour on multiple displays

Using the Control + Left and Control + Right keyboard shortcuts only works on the monitor where the mouse pointer is located. If I Command + Tab to an app on a different monitor and try switching ...
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Absolutely eliminate “Automatic new Desktop when dragging”

As far as I know I do have only one (1) Desktop enabled I'm looking at this web page right now in Safari. Safari is a normal window (say, 50% of the width and height of the physical screen, and it is ...
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script to switch to fullscreen app space [duplicate]

I would like a script to manage the switch between spaces. I don't want to switch to a specific desktop, but to a fullscreened app (i.e : iTunes). I already tried the activate command in script ...
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Move space according to active window not mouse position on two display screens

I have two monitors setup for my daily macOS using and I use workspaces a lot. But when I want to move left or right a space, macOS does this according to where the mouse sits, what I really want ...
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macOS High Sierra use almost all the hard drive space each time it's upgraded

I have a 1T drive, and it normally uses 400 GB space. After the system upgrade from 10.13.5 to 10.13.6, the system now tells me the disk is almost full: The system uses 870GB, almost the double what ...
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Deleted everything from MacBook but storage space is still half full

I recently ran out of space on my MacBook Air. I moved all my Mac data to an external hard drive, created a new user administrator and deleted the old one in order to erase everything without loosing ...
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Apple spaces switching screens after sleeping

I have a 2017 Macbook Pro. I connect to two external screens via a Belkin Thunderbolt 3 Express Dock HD. They are arranged external|external|internal left to right. I have my 'menu bar' dragged to the ...
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Fullscreen spaces insist on always opening new windows on the desktop furthest away (desktop 1)

I currently have these spaces: [Desktop 1] [Eight other spaces including three desktops] [Fullscreen browser] ...and started noticing that even when I'm in the Fullscreen Browser space and I open ...
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Why don't my windows move back in Mojave?

I have a MacBookPro9,2 and an external monitor at my desk. Sometimes I unplug everything from the MacBook and carry it somewhere else awake with the lid open. I'll come back to my desk and plug it ...
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macOS annoyingly puts fullscreen videos in a new “space”

When watching a video on YouTube (or any other streaming service) – I use mainly Safari, sometimes Chrome, with the same result – when I switch to fullscreen, the video goes fullscreen in a new "Space"...
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Drop window as maximized to a new desktop instead of fullscreen

The default behavior when you drag a window to a new desktop is to make it fullscreen. Is there any way to have it maximized instead of going full screen. Referring to the following: ^+Up Drag a ...
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Rearrange Spaces via command line from the terminal emulator

TL;DR: I need to replace the dashboard with a terminal emulator. Hi. I need to 'rearrange spaces' so a terminal emulator gets first from the left before the desktop, where the dashboard used to be. ...
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How can I prevent desktop spaces in Mission Control from blurring, hiding window thumbnails?

After using my Mac for a while, I notice that some of the desktop space thumbnails blur and hide their window thumbnails in Mission Control. See the screenshot below for an example. The only way I ...
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How to tile floating windows

In the application I write in (Ableton Live), there are always several floating windows open. ("Floating" in the OSX sense: ^F6 toggles through them). I use them so often that I need a way to tile ...
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Certain apps occasionally won't unhide once hidden

On one of my Macs certain apps, e.g. Safari, Xcode and Disk Utility, sometimes cannot be unhidden once they were hidden by me, and it's quite annoying and disruptive to my workflow. I could use some ...
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Open fullscreen apps to left of Desktop 1 space

In Settings -> Mission Control, you have the option to open a new space to the far right or to the right of the current space via the "Automatically rearrange Spaces based on most recent use" checkbox....
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If I move a window quickly to the right or left I often find myself in a different space. Is there a way to prevent this

If I'm working on an app or in another window I will occasionally slide an idle window or app to the right or left to just get it out of the way temporarily. Often I go too far and find myself in a ...
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Bootcamp and disk space

I tried to install Windows via Bootcamp and when I first launched BC it said (something like): The drive cannot be partitioned because there is not enough free space and it said I needed 40gb. ...
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Replace spaces in this shell script with %20

I have this command from the question Can automation service to get the parent folder path? but it has spaces in it. When it's ran it looks like this: File Path: file:///Volumes/Desktop/Fortigate/...
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How can I switch spaces instantly? [duplicate]

I can't overstate the significance of "instantly"! I'm trialling a working process that makes very heavy use of spaces. Heavy enough that any delay when switching spaces is making it essentially ...
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Keyboard shortcut switch to space

I just found out about the ^1, ^2 etc. keyboard shortcuts for switching to desktops. Those only do desktops though. How can I set-up keyboard shortcuts to switch to spaces? E.g. full-screen safari ...
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Garageband still taking up space in High Sierra

Garageband is taking up nearly 25 GB of space under Music Creation when I look at "Manage" storage on my Macbook Air running High Sierra. I have deleted every file for Garageband, including Apple ...
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Avoid re-ordering of windows when changing desktops/spaces

I use 4 desktops and have enabled Assign to All Desktops for several apps. When changing from one desktop to another, any of these "all desktops" apps that were on top get sent to the back. Can this ...
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How do I speed up the animation time for switching between desktop spaces? [duplicate]

Is there a way to speed up the animation time for switching between spaces? (Or maybe turning them off?). Preferably without buying a third party app. Maybe there's an option defaults. I'm on Sierra ...
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High Sierra how to move menu bar to external monitor

[MBP 2014, Mac OS High Sierra] I managed to crack the lower left corner of my screen last night, the power cable flicked into the space as I was closing the lid. As a result, I'm missing a couple ...