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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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How to make fullscreen windows appear next to the current space with “…rearrange spaces based on recent use…” disabled

I keep a lot of apps running at the same time. I keep some apps in fullscreen next to the first desktop for general usage, and some other fullscreen apps next to a second desktop for "work" stuff. ...
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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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Limit app switcher to active display

When pressing ⌘+tab  , I want to cycle through only the apps on the display that contains the app which currently has focus or contains the cursor. Likewise, when pressing ⌘+ ` , I ...
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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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Mission Control doesn't select app when it's assigned to “All desktops”

If you choose your app to be Assigned to All Desktops, like: You won't be able to select it from Mission Control. Check this video: https://youtu.be/6WHoD_bTn9A If you set Assign to: None, Mission ...
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Remove animation/delay on Command+Tab

When switching to a full-screen app on a different space there is a noticeable delay (and jerkiness) with the animation during which further presses of ⌘+Tab have no effect. This continues for a ...
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Possible to share Spaces between displays?

As far as I can tell, Spaces has two modes of operation related to external monitors, depending on whether System Preferences > Mission Control > "Displays have separate Spaces" is checked: If not ...
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autofs with space in mountpoint

This is in El Capitan, but problem likely exists in earlier versions. It's a very simple question:- How can I create an automount onto a folder/directory with a space in the name? I'm using my own ...
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Applescript vs. Spaces in Lion (10.7)

In Snow Leopard (10.6), I had an applescript that toggled iTunes between "maximised on Space 2" and "mini-player on all spaces": set app_identifier to do shell script "echo 'com.apple.iTunes' | /usr/...
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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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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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Occasionally switching spaces on external display switches back on Sierra

I have the same problem as described in When switching to a different space, OS X sometimes just switches back to the previous space. Is there a fix for this? but on Sierra, not Lion, and only on an ...
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Don't switch Spaces automatically **ever**, even when double-activating app, on Sierra

I'd like OS X to stop switching Desktops when an app gains focus. The traditional solutions to this do not work in Sierra. There is now a new behavior: if an app is brought to the foreground twice in ...
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Show in Dock if application is open in current Mission Control space

When I run an application, it shows a little dot next to the application icon in Dock, signifying that the application is running: The problem is that I have no way of knowing whether the app is ...
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Command+Tab between apps does not work in Sierra

Since updating to macOS Sierra, many apps fail to respond correctly to Command+Tab switching. For example, if the three most recent apps are any two other apps A and B and C, in the order A B C, ...
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Float application over full screen?

I want to view Xcode (can go fullscreen) and the iOS simulator (can't go fullscreen) on one screen. I want Xcode to be fullscreen and the Simulator next to it. Is there a way to either: Float the ...
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Disappearing iPhone Storage Space

iOS 9 is just released today, like very 16GB iPhone user it is time to find / delete things to make space for Installation. I backed up everything to iCloud first, and cleared 1.8GB of free space in ...
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Window drag delay to move across spaces: Adjust in Yosemite

The tip presented here (http://osxdaily.com/2010/02/10/change-the-delay-when-dragging-windows-within-spaces/) no longer works. Is there a new setting we can use? I know how petty this sounds, but ...
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Saving, Switching between window arrangements?

Repeating series of actions := productivity lost. Is there a way I can arrange, and save for later loading, an arbitrary arrangement of open programs, closed programs, and arrangement of windows? ...
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Change space on both displays?

I'm trying to work out how to get the best out of the new multi-display support in OS X Mavericks. I'm very used to my workflow when I was changing space on both displays with single gesture on my ...
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Is it possibile have different files in different desktop?

i'm new with mac, the multiple "space/desktop" function is very cool, but it would be better if i could have different files and folder on each of my space. For example, i want to set up a space for ...
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How to hide desktop icons on a single desktop

I'm a big fan of multiple desktop spaces on OS X 10.7 (see image). I'm wondering if you can hide desktop icons on just one of the 4 spaces I have setup. Is that possible?
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Spaces: How to set an app to appear in every space but one?

Spaces lets you set up certain applications to open in a specific space, no particular space or all of them. Sometimes though I wished to have a space where my apps that usually would appear in all ...
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Some applications (like Terminal) will lose focus after switching Spaces

I have the following problem with Spaces in Mountain Lion: 1) Open Safari (or Chrome) 2) Open Terminal 3) Give Terminal window focus 4) Switch to Dashboard Space (or any other Space) 5) Switch back ...
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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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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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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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Force opening file on same Desktop and screen

I am using two displays and since updating to High Sierra I'm experiencing weird behavior when opening files on the same space. I have a non-full-screen Finder window open on a Space on Display 2. ...
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Rearranging spaces in macOS in a more “automatic” fashion

I'm looking for a way to swap Mission Control space n to space m, by means of a keyboard shortcut or a terminal command as to make this process more automated/automate-able. With this, I am not trying ...
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Is it possible to dedicate a space to an app, as opposed to the other way around?

I always have emacs running in full screen on one of my spaces. Currently, I assign it to particular space, and assign every other app I use to some other space. This is kind of inefficient, as I have ...
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Assigning Desktops to Multiple Monitors on MacBook Pro

Running El Capitan, I have two external monitors and the MBP monitor, three total. When the MBP is not hooked to any monitors, I have four Spaces set up, each with their own desktop background (A, B, ...
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Is there a way to duplicate/mirror a specific space?

I'm running a dual-monitor setup, and I currently put Spotify (on its own) in my right-most space on my left monitor, so that it's easy to pull up when I need to. I'd like to be able to put Spotify in ...
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Switching spaces from any monitor

I'm currently using two monitors, mostly for web development. I've 3 spaces on my main monitor (MPB), and one on my secondary monitor. I switch between the spaces using ctrl + arrow, but there is ...
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Combine screens into pseudo-high-resolution

I'm a visual thinker. I prefer seeing everything laid out clearly and then moving around a big layout. With screen zoom, I can quickly zoom in-and-out on parts of the screen. Right now, if I tile ...
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spotify doesn't care about mission control settings

I have my Mission Control (el capitan, 10.11) settings the way I like: "When switching to an application, switch to a Space with open windows for the application" is OFF. This works very well except ...
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How can I stop Microsoft Word from switching to another space when last window in current space is closed

If I close the last window of Microsoft Word on Desktop 1, and there is an open Microsoft Word window on Desktop 2, I am automatically swooshed over to Desktop 2. This behavior does not occur for ...
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OS X keeps switching Spaces

I am running Mac OS X 10.11.3 with 4 Spaces on an iMac 27 inch. Switching Spaces works fine but it seems to unintentionally switch from Desktop 2 to Desktop 1. For example (reproducible, also with ...
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Show “open application indicator” only for applications active in current desktop

Short version: As I have written in the title, I want to see the "open application indicator" only below the applications that are open in the active desktop. Is this possible? Long version: I had ...
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Click on Dock should switch to full screen app, but this is broken. How to fix?

Suppose I have a full screen app. I am on a Desktop space. I click on the full screen app's Dock icon, but nothing happens. I would expect the system to switch to that full screen app. I vaguely ...
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How do I transfer unallocated space from volume A to volume B?

Let me just clarify it with the picture below. As you can see, there is much free space on the 'SSDaeffer (1)' partition, but as this was my OS X Beta partition, I want to transfer that free space to ...
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Pin Window on top of all desktop spaces

I am watching training video, and I need the full screen and to watch this video. Is there a way to pin the video in the lower left corner and have it sit on top of the other desktops?
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Mission Control switching to wrong Space on revealing hidden app

I've got some Stickies windows open in two separate Spaces. If I hide Stickies in one space with ⌘ cmd+H, then move to the other space and reveal Stickies with the app switcher, it springs back to the ...
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How to interact with application across spaces and save the workspace?

Using Mac 10.6.8 here. So I have Chrome in Space2, and Devonthink in Space1. I wanted to drag the URL from Chrome to Devonthink. Can't think of a easier way other than to drag Chrome to space 1, ...
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If I activate expose, then spaces, can I force the window arrangement to stay the same in both views?

This is on OS X 10.5.8 (Leopard). Let's say I activated Expose (All Windows), and I see my windows in a certain arragement. Then I activate Spaces. The spaces I was in sometimes shows the windows in ...
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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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How to prevent active “Space” from changing when display is turned off?

I make an app full-screen on my Mac Mini by pressing the green expand button in the top-left corner of the screen. This results in the automatic creation of a new "Space" for this app. When I am in ...
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AppleScript specify which virtual window/space

I'm using this script to check for incoming change on a specific app (in this exemple, an incoming case) try tell application "System Events" tell process "My Internal App 01" ...
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How to change the background image of second monitor without connecting to it?

Is there a way to change the background image of the second monitor without connecting the Mac to it? I connected my Macbook to a projector and set up a background image. Now that I disconnected the ...
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Lost focus of the application selected through Mission Control

This problem has been around for at least a year on multiple Sierra versions. When I’m switching to another app through Mission Control it focuses on that app only for a split of a second and then ...