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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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Mission Control changes focus to last used application, even if that application was on a different workspace

If I have an application with two windows in different workspaces, with the application in the foreground in one workspace and in the background in another, switching to the workspace with the ...
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Mission Control Switching for windows

Introduction I am an avid user of Mission Control and use it to organize my work. Unlike most, however, I organize my work spaces by general topic, and not by application. For example I will ...
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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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OSX freezes and logs me out when switching workspaces, it doesn't happen everytime and it's not consistant?

I'm running OSX High Sierra 10.13.2. also, where can I collect more info about why this is happening?
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Associate different Google Chrome profiles with different virtual desktops

I usually work in several Google Chrome profiles (like "My working me" and "My procrastinating me") and I prefer to keep those windows on different "virtual desktops". So, every time my laptop boot up,...
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Any key board shortcut to move application to another workspace in MacOS sierra? [duplicate]

I want my applications to be moved between workspaces with only keyboard in MAC OS SIERRA Is it possible to move application to next workspace by any open source free tools ? any alfred workflows? ...
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How to save/load workspaces on El Capitan?

I've noticed I'm using a few Finder and other app instances per project. Sometimes I need to easily swap between "workspaces" and I've only recently started to use Mission Control and multiple ...
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grid workspaces in Sierra

Trying to have a grid of workspaces which I can instantaneously switch between using directional keyboard commands. The built in workspace switching comes with an irremovable delay which can be ...
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Application Desktop assignment does not last

I've got 4 desktops in Mission Control. I've assigned CMD+1,2,3,4 to switch between them. I've also assigned particular application to particular desktops, eg.Chrome to desktop 2, Atom to desktop 3. ...
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Recommendations on launching applications and setting up workspace based on location?

When moving between locations (work, home, coffeeshops...) I find that I have to manually set up things how I like them over an over. Is there an application that will automatically launch and ...
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In multi-monitor setup, how to control which workspace a newly launched app appears in?

I have a MacBook Pro (OS X 10.11) with one HDMI monitor and one USB monitor. The MBP is on the left, HDMI in the middle, and the USB is on the right. Each monitor has ~3 workspaces (meaning I usually ...
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Swapping spaces between monitors

Given that I have 'mission control/displays have separate spaces' unchecked: is there a way to swap spaces between displays (and assign a shortcut to it)? For example: if I have 'Desktop 4' on the ...
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unexpected workspace transposition

I am using yosemite and take advantage of workspaces. Occasionally, my workspace locations get transposed. E.g. workspace 2->3 and workspace 3->2. I use ctr-N where N is the workspace that I want ...
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How to pin a window on top of other windows in OS X? [duplicate]

I used to use an app called Afloat that let me pin windows on top of all other windows on the Desktop. However, Afloat stopped being maintained at some point and it doesn't work with more recent ...
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Dragging away a fullscreen window on Mac

I have recently switched to Mac after using Linux Mint and still getting used to its UX paradigms. Is it possible to: Go on full screen with a window by clicking on the blue dot. Then drag the ...
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Is there a way to completely disable Spaces in El Capitan?

Is there a way to completely disable Spaces in El Capitan without turning off Mission Control, Dashboard, etc.? If not, is there a way to disable drag to space? I'm using Cinch and I find it quite ...
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Setting default “Spaces” arrangement in El Capitan

I like certain apps to have their own dedicated spaces, and I'm wondering how I can make it so those apps are automatically arranged in a specific order in Mission Control upon being opened. For ...
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Can you save a work session and reopen it later?

Imagine you are working on a book, for which you need 5 precise internet tabs/pages to be open at the same time, Apple Pages, Dictionary, and, I don't know, a classical music CD in iTunes that ...
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Is it possible to hide icons on the dock of apps that are running on other spaces?

I was wondering if it is possible to hide icons on the dock of apps that are running on other spaces. Also I would like the app-switcher to show only the apps that are working on the current desktop I'...
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Moving a window to another workspace by a key combination

Is there any way to move a window to another workspace by a key combination? For example, in Ubuntu I can do that by "Ctrl+Shift+->" if I recall correctly. In mac - only by mouse? It's not convenient.
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Wrap workspace switching?

Is there a setting that would allow me to wrap workspace switching? For example, what would I have to do to make it so that if I kept switching left I would eventually end up where I started. I'm ...
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Space number in menubar

Is there a way to show the space number in the menubar so you can easily tell which desktop you are on in yosemite?
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Why do my apps open in a single space when resuming?

When I restart yosemite and I select 'reopen windows when loggin back in' I have a lot of apps that open in the same space. For example when I have sublime text and libreoffice open in a space and ...
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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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ubuntu style change workspace in osx mavericks

is there any way to make osx (mavericks) change the between workspaces like ubuntu > 12.0 i mean the 4 window workspaces and switching by going up/down/right/left the current change workspace in osx ...
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Prevent switching workspaces when clicking on dock icon

I am constantly running multiple applications on multiple workspaces. I want to remain on the same workspace, and only switch workspaces when I explicitly ask for it (e.g. with a magic mouse gesture). ...
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MacBook Pro 13 inch for work

I have just sold my iMac 27 inches for the reason it being too big! I will avoid mentioning the reasons, but... Now that I have got the exact money to buy the new 13 inch retina one. Problem is I am ...
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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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How do I bind a key in OSX to open a new window of an application?

I can't find a way to do this. There's only binding to open an application. But the apps I want to use this on, (chrome, terminal, and finder) are always open. I just want to open a new window in the ...
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Disable workspace switch when opening a new window of a program already opened in another workspace

When I want to open a new window of a program already opened in another workspace the opened window gets automatically focused in the other workspace. Thats annoying because I always have to get back ...
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How do I avoid inadvertently switching workspaces?

I keep accidentally dragging windows into other workspaces on my Macbook Air running OS X Lion. Can I disable dragging into other workspaces or make doing so more difficult?