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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Two external monitors; keep space assignment when unplug/replug?

I have a Retina MBP running macOS 10.13.6. At my office, I have two external monitors; with "Displays have separate spaces" turned on in the Mission Control pref pane, I use multiple spaces ...
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What file is responsible for saving window position?

Since upgrading to Mojave in 2018, I've had some apps that simply will not remember their window positions properly. They remember the correct Space but not the correct display. I use dual 27" ...
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MacOS does not isolate the apps in the secondary monitor through each Desktop

I work with MacOS - El Capitan Furthermore I have Windows 10 and Ubuntu Desktop working with multi desktops. I know how create a new one and how move through them An important observation is that ...
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How can I recover my external hard drive's free space? [duplicate]

I had these partitions on an external hard drive: /dev/disk2 (external, physical): #: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER 0: GUID_partition_scheme ...
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Auto Swoosh to space on a per app basis

There is a lot of questions and articles about the "When switching to an application, switch to a Space with open windows for the application" under the mission control settings pane (also called "...
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Open Chrome Developer tools (not docked) in same space as chrome

So i am trying to have the dev tools open and appear above the main window of chrome, which is full screen. thanks to the mission control/spaces, i am not able to do this. does anyone know of a work ...
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Same spaces assignment on 2 different monitors [duplicate]

I work on a mac and sometimes i plug in a secondary monitor. Now, i assigned photoshop, illustrator, premiere and after effects (i work with almost all of them at the same time) to the respective ...
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How to create a space from commandline in Mac?

I want to be able to create a new space from the command-line so that I can quickly launch a set of applications in a particular space. Would be preferable if I could directly create the space in a ...
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OSX disk space shows 200GB as “other” [duplicate]

I have a Macbook Pro Retina 13" Mid 2014, with a 500GB disk. I never have to work with large files such as movie editing or anything like that nor do I use time machine backups. After upgrading to ...
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Understanding the contents of com.apple.spaces.plist

I'm interested in understanding the contents of com.apple.spaces.plist because I'm trying to develop a solution to the problem of restoring apps to their original Spaces after a restart. Looking at ...
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How to “unstick” Firefox from a space?

Whenever I try to open Firefox, it shows up rapidly on the current space but then disappears to move to the space where it has been closed the last time I used it. For example : I have 3 spaces. I am ...
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Safari forces desktop switch while open

Since macOS update 10.15.4, I have been having a problem with Safari. When I open Safari on one desktop/Space and switch to another one, after a short delay of approximately a second Safari steals ...
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Horizontal Lines When Switching Spaces

So I noticed an issue with my screen that started last night wherein horizontal white lines slash across the top right portion of my screen whenever I switch Spaces in Mission Control. I noticed this ...
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“Reduce motion” is not working when option “Displays have separate Spaces” is unchecked

has anyone answer to this please ? The thing is, when I check "Displays have separate spaces" in Mission control settings, Reduce motion kicks in and it works....but when I want to have "one big ...
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Launch multiple applications and move them to separated spaces with one click

Every time I'm starting using my Mac I'm opening app X, Y and Z and then moving them to separated spaces. Is there any easy way to do this automatically with one click? For eg. launch X, Y and Z, move ...
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Override Spaces: How to span an application(Citrix Workspace) full-screen on 2 of 4 monitors in OSX Catalina?

I have a four monitor setup at home (2 large, 2 small). Is there a way to give Citrix access to only two monitors in full-screen mode? It seems to be stuck between all-monitors or one-monitor... Or ...
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Give Free Space from “Free Space” partition to a specific partition

After some issues with my internal disk, I moved my OS on an external drive which is split into : - (disk2s2) Macintosh HD (Apple_HFS): my operating system; - (disk2s5) Volume 1 (Apple_HFS): My ...
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Is there a way to span one app over more than one space?

I'm using Citrix receiver with only one (laptop) display. I figured out that if I would be able to span this application over (for example) three different spaces it would be a lot easier for me to ...
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ApplesScript, autopress space bar

I am trying to run a script that will double press space bar in a fast sequence after this command repeat 10000 times tell application "System Events" to keystroke "g" using command down ...
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Prevent Microsoft Office applications to follow desktop (Spaces)

When I'm working on an office application such as Excel, Word, etc, and I switch to a different desktop (right or left) the application always follows. The desired behavior, and what happens with most ...
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Keeping a persistent external monitor configuration between home and office [duplicate]

I would like to keep the spaces for my two external monitors in the same arrangement between two different environments, home and work. Currently, when I switch between the two, the spaces occupied by ...
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How to see all windows of an application within a space?

I am a fan of the exposé feature in Mac. I work in multiple spaces dedicated to each for respective projects. However, I would want to see all windows belonging to a particular application on that ...
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OSX HotCorner behaviour

I'd like to know if there is a function that allows a hotcorner to trigger 'minimize current window in focus'. There is an app that I use on PC that ha this and I find it very useful. I'd be open to ...
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Change Background Image For All Spaces to Random From Path in Mojave from CLI

I have seen a few posts on how to change the background image to a specific image, but I haven't seen any on how to change it to a random image from path, and then have that image change every 30 ...
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How to move the window having focus to a different Space using the keyboard?

Several years ago I was able to move a window to the next or previous space by a keystroke combo I custom configured in Settings > Keyboard > Shortcuts. I had chosen Shift-Control-Option-[Right/Left]...
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Shared spaces between two monitors, but cycle both monitors at the same time

The best I can explain is like so: Spaces: 1 2 3 4 5 Monitors: [ ] [ ] Say I start with spaces 1 and 2 on screen with 3,4,5 off-screen: [1] [2] 3 4 5 Then I swipe right. I'd like to have something ...
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Eliminate desktop switching transition/delay [duplicate]

When switching desktops on Mac OS, there is always a fade in/out transition. This transition is quick, but still quite noticeable and annoying when one switches few times in a minute. Is there a way ...
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How can I modify Mission Control trackpad gesture to only show spaces on the specific display I'm working on?

When using another display with my macbook, is it possible for me to use the mission control trackpad gesture to show ONLY the Spaces on my current display. Currently when I expose the spaces on one ...
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Automatically put maximized window to first workspace

is there any way to automatically put maximized window to first workspace instead of last? I'd rather use it that way.
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Command+Tab switches windows in Mac OS rather than the ones inside Amazon WorkSpaces

I have latest Amazon WorkSpaces installed which I use to connect to my client desktop. I previously had Windows machine. There, if I was inside Amazon WorkSpaces and I pressed Alt+Tab, I was able to ...
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How to disable creation of spaces on macbook?

How to disable creation of desktop workspaces on macbook? Somehow they get created when I don't need them. [OS: Mojave]
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Prevent Mac OS from re-arranging desktop spaces when un-docking and re-docking

I have two external monitors connected to my Macbook Pro. They are arranged so that the two external monitors sit side by side, and the Macbook Pro is opened with the display underneath the two ...
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Alternative to F3 for moving a window to a different workspace [duplicate]

Instead of pressing F3 and then dragging a window to a different workspace, how else can I move a window to diffeerent workspace?
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Show menu bar on multiple screens without separate spaces

I have two screens. I want: Windows to be able to span multiple screens A menu bar on both screens Is that too much to ask? There is an option that affects both of these: "Displays have separate ...
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How to auto select new screen when moving pointer from one monitor to another?

I use Chrome browser on extended display, and its DevTools on built-in monitor. Both are using their own spaces in separate monitors. My problem is when I move pointer from one monitor to other one ...
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How to stop Mission Control from rearranging screens? [duplicate]

If I have arranged Finder to the left of the desktop and Slack to the right, and have Sketch further to the right, there's a reason for that. It's an organization strategy to make my work easier and ...
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Multiple monitors: move space using active window instead of mouse position

There are keyboard shortcuts to move from a space (full-screen window) to another: ctrl + left or right. When using several monitors, the keyboard shortcut moves the spaces on the screen where the ...
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Is there a way to get “Spaces” set to remain on a relative display?

I have dual monitor set-ups at both my work office and my home office, but when I move between them, the "Spaces" sets flip between the two external monitors. (This has consistently happened despite ...
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Create shortcut (or script) for swapping workspaces between monitors

This question is similar to this one but not exactly the same. I have a big primary monitor (Display 1) and a smaller secondary one (Display 2). Frequently I manually swap whatever workspace is on ...
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macos is not switching to active space when current window is in full screen

I use most of my apps in full screen which creates individual spaces. The issue is the current app/space does not change focus when I try to open another app. Example: I download a file on the ...
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Application name not appearing below thumbnail in mission control unless cursor is on it

In mission control, I couldn't see Application names below thumbnails if the cursor is somewhere else. See this image. If I move the cursor onto any thumbnail, then I'm seeing the application name. ...
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How to bind workspace to shortcut, and also bind return to previous workspace to the same key

Basically I imagine it like this: I am on workspace 5, I press "shortcut" and it moves me to set workspace number 8 (or something). When I am done, I press the same shortcut and it moves me to ...
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Remove the default desktop space on a second monitor?

I only want a desktop space on my primary monitor (Macbook Pro), with only full screen apps used on my second monitor. Is there any way to disable the desktop space completely on a second monitor?
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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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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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