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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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Is there anyway to speed up the animation when switching between spaces?

This has been bothering me for a while now. When I got my new 16" M1 Pro MacBook Pro with a variable refresh rate display (ProMotion) I realized that the animation when switching between spaces ...
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Cannot access Desktop/Space - switches back to the previous one

I currently have 4 desktops/spaces and I thought I disabled everything to do with automatic rearranging them or switching to them. Yet, sometimes macos insists on going back to a particular space ...
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How can I have Firefox notifications bring me to the instance of Firefox that generated the notification?

I'm running multiple instances of Firefox using different profiles and on different workspaces/spaces/desktops. I am signed into (a different) Slack workspace on each instance of Firefox. I would ...
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Automate switching virtual desktops on macOS

I'm making an app (in python) that requires a way to switch macOS virtual desktops (spaces) using a keyboard shortcut, terminal command, etc. It pretty much doesn't matter how its done as long as it ...
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Apple Remote Desktop - Mission Control & Spaces key commands

Is it possible to use the same key commands for Mission Control on both local & remote Mac? I've always been of the opinion this isn't possible, so I'm throwing it out there to see if anyone has a ...
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How can I trigger AppleScript whenever the Deskop-workspace is changed?

I am an avid user of the Mission Control Desktop Workspaces feature of Mac OS. But keeping track of which space I'm in, and even moreso what the previous space was, is frequently a problem. There are ...
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Latency when switching between spaces

I have a m1 MBP 16-inch with macOS Monterey 12.2. When I switch between spaces using three-finger swipes or control-left/right arrow shortcut, there is a slight but really annoying latency. This ...
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Windows move to different displays and Spaces whenever Mac goes to sleep

This is a problem I've experienced in the past, but it seems to have gotten much, much, much worse under Monterey. It's a fairly simple problem: Whenever my computer wakes from sleep, none of my ...
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Lock multiple instances of app on multiple desktops

I'm using a macbook with two (usb c) screens connected to it and that works wonderful. Keeping my apps arranged however is terrible. I'm a programmer and my layout is very simple: One screen for my ...
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Switching between different Firefoxes

Similar and related to #54788 here, but different. I use separate Firefox profiles for personal use and work, and I often have both open at the same time, in different Mission Control "spaces&...
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Prevent screen burn while using Split View

I use a display that is sensitive to screen burn. The content of my screen changes frequently enough, except for one thing. The bar separates two application windows when using Split View. I started ...
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Move space to different display

How do I move an entire space to a different window? Simply grabbing seems not to work. EDIT: In mission control I have Displays have separate Spaces ticked. When opening mission control (swipe with ...
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How to keep chrome running actively in a different macOS Space?

When switching away from a Space with an active chrome window it freezes. That makes sense for many scenarios - but is there a way to change that behavior either permanently or for a specific window? ...
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Is there an app to manage multiple "Desktop Spaces" (not monitors)?

I like to use the Desktop Spaces feature when working on a single monitor as it allows me to have, for example, InDesign running in one Desktop Space, my writing app in another, and the remainder of ...
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My keyboard shortcuts to switch to desktop space 13 and above have stopped working

I previously set up keyboard shortcuts to switch between spaces. At some point recently (perhaps after the upgrade to macOS 11.6.2 (20G314)), the keyboard shortcuts for spaces 13 and up have stopped ...
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When using screen sharing, how can I switch spaces on local machine while remote machine is in full screen?

I want to keep a remote machine open in full screen and be able to switch to and from that space on my local machine. On my local machine I have f1 and f2 set to switch spaces, but all keyboard ...
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Is there a quick way to assign all open apps to the desktop on which they are currently open?

I generally use around six spaces at any time. Additionally, I use the dock option - 'Assign to This Desktop' - to save apps to different spaces. However, occasionally I move these apps or their ...
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Is it possible to completely remove "move between space" animations?

Is it possible to completely remove any "move between spaces" animation? I've tried toggling "Reduce Motion", but the animation is just replaced by a fade out. This makes it ...
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Assign different windows of same application to different spaces (macOS 12 monterey)

I have the same question as per this question Assign Application Windows to Different Spaces/Desktops but i hope my question doesn't get closed for duplicate. The reason is I am asking for more than ...
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Can you COMPLETELY disable desktop switching animation on macOS?

I reduced animation and transition in macOS but not completely disabled As some people already discussed, one can "reduce motion" in accessibility settings, use defaults write to "...
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Macos some Tabs (Window) are black in the tabbar (and not able to close that window?

I am using a Macbook pro Some Tabs (Window) are black and don't show anything (tabbar or anything) and I am not able to close that window? Does anyone else face the same issue?
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Applications not staying in the correct display/workspace after monitor turns off

The setup has three displays (the mbp display and two extra ones), and multiple workspaces per display. Whenever the machine goes idle for a while, the extra displays turn off, and the applications ...
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Keyboard shortcut for changing order of spaces

I haven't found anything natively in MacOS to do this, but is there a workaround? maybe with making a script in Automator or something like that?
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Seamlessly change all desktop spaces' wallpaper on Mac without killall Dock

I would like to change the wallpaper on ALL desktops including spaces on Mac but without needing to call killall Dock each minute. (Dock restarting forces wallpaper refresh). I have an AppleScript ...
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How do I use Spaces to "save" a specific browser page on restart?

Let's say I'd like gmail.com open on my Desktop 1, and yahoo.com open on my Desktop 2 on a computer restart. Is this possible with Mac Spaces + some browser settings?
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Mac forgets window-workspace association on monitor disconnect

Since moving to a new macbook, I've encountered a problem. I'll have several windows spread out across multiple Spaces, like the following illustration based off of the mission control view: (...
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Chaos using Spaces [duplicate]

I've created a few spaces and assigned apps to them, as described here I remember this setup working on another computer (which had Big Sur installed), now I'm on a new one using Monterey, and ...
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Keyboard shortcut though different screens/spaces?

So far I haven't found a solution to this minor nuisance, hopefully it's easier than I think. I have two monitors, each with its own spaces. I run two apps on monitor 1, which I use more frequently ...
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Multiple files from same program on different Mac desktops in Spaces

I am trying to improve my work productivity and be more seamless between different tasks. I'm working on a 2017 iMac and have set up multiple desktops (6 of them to be precise). I have about 9 ...
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How to change the order of the spaces in mission control using keyboard shortcuts?

I always like to use Mission Control and App Expose using keyboard shortcuts. I almost always have a bunch of spaces and full-screen apps opened. If I were to rearrange these spaces, I use the ...
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Mutliple spaces/desktops: Disable switching to other spaces when opening an app?

Not sure if I explained it well but you know when you have multiple spaces, you will still see the opened app on that other space on the app drawer on the bottom. I hate how it makes my desktop ...
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(Pages, iWork) Defining a space between some characters

Is it possible to make a "small" space after certain characters such as before "%". The space should be shorter than standard space, e.g., half of the default space. An example: I ...
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Spacing error in Terminal

Notice the nonexistent space displayed in the first output. I've sent this to Apple as a bug, but is there anything the user (or admin) can do to fix it? Locale is en_US.UTF-8 The worst part of the ...
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Disable automatic desktop/space switching on Big Sur

Is there a way to disable automatic desktop/space switching when clicking application icons in the dock on Big Sur? Checking/unchecking any of the options in System Preferences > Mission Control ...
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Share workspaces between different monitors on OSx

Currently Mission Control has two settings: Either all displays are changing together when swapping a workspace Each display has its own workspaces The setting I'm looking for is having all ...
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Disk Utility says I have free space but when I click partition, the pie chart shows no free space

In disk utility, it says I have 76GB of free space and I want to partition some. When I click partition though, the okie chart shows only one section saying ‘Macintosh HD, 121 GB’ and that I can’t ...
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Disable Spaces shelf in Mission Control all windows Exposé

In recent versions of macOS, Mission Control's all windows view shows a shelf for your Spaces. When first activated, this shelf is collapsed at a small height at the top of the screen that displays ...
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How can I get screen grab pixel data from a different 'desktop space' than the one I am currently viewing?

I'm wanting to find some way of using Python to get colours of pixels to notify me when a change happens on a game. The point is, I don't want to have to keep the game on the front of the desktop and ...
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Keyboard shortcut to switch to previous space

I am on Big Sur. My workflow involves like 10 static spaces that I access with CMD+NUM key shortcuts (not CTRL-NUM you can turn on in Sys Pref's Keyboard Shortcut section). Often I am just switching ...
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How can I make Opera not open new windows in full screen when it has other windows open in full screen?

Here's the behavior I see: have 1 or more windows in Opera open, all in full-screen command-tab from app B to Opera command-n Opera opens a new window and immediately full-screens it I want to be ...
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AppleScript to add a "Space" (as in Spaces and Exposés) in Big Sur without UI scripting

I saw Using applescript to create spaces and launch apps, but the provided AppleScript didn't work. I did some reading to understand what was happening, and how they selected the right UI element, in ...
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Desktop space assignments are swapped between screens when different monitors are used

I'm using a MBP 2020 (M1) with two extra screens: an iPad Pro 2020 via Sidecar, and a monitor connected through HDMI. I use the same setup at home and at the office, and the make/model of the monitor ...
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How can I add additional disk to update the Xcode (Update Catalina to macOS Big Sur needs space 30GB)

How can I add additional disk space to my mac? I need to update the Xcode to the latest version. While trying to update the Big Sur it asks it needs 30 GB. My machine does not have enough space. How ...
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How to get the list of apps running in a Space/Desktop

Is there a way to retrieve a list of applications running per Space/Desktop in macOS Big Sur (11.4)? Ideally, I'd like to save the state of apps running in a chosen space and be able to reopen them ...
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How to activate single-click to navigate to fullscreen application?

I am currently on macOS Big Sur and if I have a fullscreen application open (another space) I can't simply single-click on the Dock icon to navigate to this space. I have to double click the Dock icon ...
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Cmd+Tab jumps to previous used Space

I typically use around 10-12 Spaces and I'm having problems with the Cmd+Tab App Switcher to navigate from one program to another. This is what is happening: Press Cmd+Tab Press Tab as many times as ...
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Understanding work-spaces on macOS - Why does it not save Applications and Positions

This may sound a little weird but I'm using spaces on my MacBook (currently latest BigSur version) for a couple years and there are a few behaviour I don't understand. I usually work with my MacBook + ...
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BigSur Click on Dock App does not change to Space with App

On catalina and earlier osx, I used to click on the app on dock to switch between spaces. This seems not to be working on BigSur. Strangely, I couldn't find anything about this on the internet... I ...
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Disable the Dock in all but one Desktop/Space only

On My iMac I usually have several desktops that I use for separate things. While I prefer to have the Dock on my main space to access apps easier, I much prefer to have the Dock hide on all other ...
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Group displays/spaces in mission control

Mission control has the binary options of either "Displays have separate spaces" or, if unchecked, all displays belong to the same virtual space (allowing you to have a window across 2+ ...
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