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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Why does Citrix CAG (RDP across monitors) take up multiple Spaces?

I used to have just my iMac and I used Spaces to have different apps on different desktops (i.e. Mail on desktop1, iTunes on desktop2, Chrome on desktop3). I've recently attached another monitor to my ...
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Free space shown on Windows 10 (BOOTCAMP partition) does not correspond to the free space shown on Disk Utility

I'm not quite sure how this works, but yesterday I used Boot Camp Assistant to get Windows on my Mac. Somehow the space available on the C drive is 10 GB whilst in the Disk Utility it shows 18 GB of ...
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Switching desktops / full screen apps on multiple displays?

I have kind of a weird case on Catalina (10.15.7, MBP 13" 2019). I have two external displays and a laptop screen. The laptop screen mirrors to Display 2. For some reason, I can switch between ...
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Double click on dock icon to open a window in the current space

Say I have multiple spaces/desktop open. Desktop 2 is my current one with no [someapp] windows, Desktop 1 has a [someapp] window open. If I click on the [someapp] icon in the doc the system first puts ...
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Disable animations when switching between Desktop Spaces in Catalina?

I've searched far and wide, but have not found solution to completely disable the slide or fade animation when switching between desktop Spaces in MacOS. Is there a way to disable this? I'm willing to ...
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Open documents with Preview in the same window from a different space

Assuming I have Preview assigned to space 2, a document already open there, and Dock > Prefer tabs set to always, I am asking if someone knows a way to: Go to space 1 (or any other space) Double-...
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Shortcut to next/prev workspace triggered on a monitor with mouse, not monitor with focused application

Macos has built in shortcuts to switch between workspaces ^left arrow - go to left workspace ^right arrow - go to right workspace I have a multimonitor setup and it often happens that the mouse is ...
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How to change desktop wallpaper for all desktops/spaces?

I want to write a script to change all my desktops/spaces' wallpaper to one picture every 5 minutes. (In linux, I use feh script to do it.) So how to do it in MacOS Catalina(such as use shell or ...
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Is it possible to extend desktop with mission control spaces (no dock, icons, menubar on second or third space)?

I googled and didn't find anything, I know changing wallpapers is allowed for different spaces, on a single macbook is it possible to have the second and other spaces be different from the first like ...
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Highly irregular line spacing in Pages, even with exact spacing setting

Apple Pages gives me highly irregular results in regard to line spacing. I am using Lato as a font. In Pages things look less bad, but once i export to PDF it becomes really apparent and a serious ...
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Apps don't gain focus when switching between them in Mission Control with a touchpad

I have this weird issue where if I switch between two apps with a trackpad they do not gain focus and I have to click the app to start working in it. Note that, by "switching between apps", ...
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Spaces: Rename Desktops [duplicate]

Is it possible to dynamically rename spaces, (as if I was renaming a folder or file), so I can write small descriptions of the ongoing project contained in each?
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how to run stickies ONLY on desktop space 1

I enjoy using Stickies on Desktop 1. However, when I switch to Desktop 2 I'd like to have no screen clutter whatsoever. I can't find a right click option that allows me to Open stickies only on ...
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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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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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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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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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