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System Prefs > Mission Control Uncheck Automatically rearrange Spaces based on most recent use. This will fix the order of all your regular Spaces - but not Fullscreen spaces, which always go to the right of existing numbered Spaces. From comments: Note this cannot fix the Mac confusing which external screen is which. That's not user-controlled at all, &...


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I posted a bug on Radar#28495374 and here is the response from Apple: Fixed in 10.12. Go to Accessibility and Turn on Reduce Motion… Please let us know whether the issue is resolved for you by updating your bug report.


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I dug deep into the app using GDB but the results were disappointing. I don't think there is a way to do this currently. Here's what I learned: First you can change the speed of switching into Mission Control (still called Expose in the prefs). To do that just enter this command: defaults write com.apple.dock expose-animation-duration -int 0; killall Dock ...


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I've just noticed that doing ctrl+[number] is noticeably faster than ctrl+→/← . It's still animated but it does complete the animation in about half the time. I'm not sure if that helps but I'll throw that out there.


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TotalSpaces has an option to disable the animation for changing spaces: TotalSpaces is still in beta and a bit glitchy though. There's a small delay before changing spaces, and the whole screen seems to move a few pixels horizontally during the transition. Edit: both of those have now been fixed.


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Uncheck it if you must :). Then it will retain 'as launched/created' order.


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This seems to be Google Drive-related. The behavior has stopped after quitting Google Drive app (in the taskbar). If you have the same issue, please also report to the Google Support Forums so Google will know the extent of the issue: http://productforums.google.com/forum/#!category-topic/drive/report-a-problem/sv-ZC0ws3Mw This is now fixed - https://...


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You can enable this feature in the "Keyboard" preference pane. Open System Preferences (e.g., from the Apple menu) Click on the "Keyboard" preference pane Go to the "Shortcuts" tab Choose "Mission Control" from the menu on the left Look in the box on the right for "Switch to Desktop 1" Enable the feature by "checking" the check box Be sure that the keyboard ...


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You can change the default preference easily: System Prefs > Mission Control > Automatically rearrange Spaces based on most recent use.


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Yosemite This behavior can be mapped to your desired key combination like so: System Preferences > Keyboard > Shortcuts > Keyboard > Move focus to active or next window Mavericks ^F4 does switch through windows in the current space but you may have to upgrade to Yosemite to map this behavior to ^~. But the problem can still be alleviated like so: ...


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No, there is no way to do that in the current build. Well, sort of. An example is if you have iTunes open in fullscreen in a separate desktop, and go to mission control, the desktop will be called iTunes.


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Nop, there is no way to do that =/ --> Now it's possible (EDIT) By the way, you can put an application into fullscreen and the Desktop will take the application's name. Related Questions : The commercial TotalSpaces by binaryage allows you to name spaces. Patrix : May be worth noting that you need to partially disable SIP in order to use TotalSpaces,...


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OS X 10.7.2 Update Since OS X 10.7.2 Desktops (or Spaces) and full screen apps can be reordered, i.e. spaces can be mixed with full screen apps in any order a user may fancy, but with one exception - Dashboard and Desktop 1 (1st Space) cannot be moved. Pre OS X 1.7.2 answer: Based on several reviews and reports you cannot. Seems like an oversight to me as ...


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A very low technology but quite direct solution is to assign keystrokes to each desktop (Preferences -> keyboard -> shortcuts -> Mission Control : allows you to assign ^1 to Desktop 1 and so on). Then write your desired Desktop Names on a small stickie note (a physical one!) and stick it near the number keys. All your Desktop names are constantly in view, ...


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This is something that I wanted for ages, so I finally got around and built an open source solution! It behaves similarly to TotalSpaces in that it uses SIMBL to hook into the display functionality, and uses an application with a top menu bar button to rename the desktops. To install it, just head over to my GitHub and follow the installation instructions! ...


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According to the Reddit thread, Is there any way to disable Mission Control coming up when I drag a window to the top of the screen?, the solution is: System Preferences > Mission Control Uncheck "Displays have separate Spaces" then log out and back in again. It works, I had the same issue & now it's sorted.


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OS X - Snow Leopard seems to have two states when it comes to the switching behavior. Dragging a window or not dragging a window. If you are not dragging a window, it ignores your mouse hovering at a side. This makes sense, or the dock and hot corners would be very hard to use. When you are dragging a window, it auto-switches workspaces if you hang around at ...


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it seems you've accepted an answer, but here's a workaround: Turn ON automatic-ordering (System Preferences > Mission Control > Automatically rearrange Spaces) Command-Tab through applications on each space until you get the order you want (they will automatically reorder themselves.) Turn OFF automatic-ordering.


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You can uncheck "Automatically rearrange spaces based on most recent use" on the "Mission Control" tab in system preferences. This will leave the desktops in the expected order.


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You can only move spaces which are non-active. For example, lets say you have spaces 1 and 2. If space 1 is active, you can not move it. You first have to select space 2 then you can move space 1 to a different monitor.


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I did this recently to get an iMac to better support an X-Arcade Tankstick and MAME. I do not know that it totally disabled Spaces, but is has effectively eliminated them for me. System Preferences > Mission Control: Uncheck everything. Set shortcut for Mission Control to "-" System Preferences > Keyboard > Shortcuts > Mission control: Uncheck everything ...


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I noticed that it is possible to control the speed of the space-change animation when you use the Swipe gesture in OS X Lion. You can make the spaces change as fast, if not faster, than they did in Snow Leopard by doing a quick three-finger or four-finger swipe to the left or the right. Of course, it's definitely something to get accostomed to if you've ...


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Enter Mission Control Hover over the selected space or hold ⌥ remove by clicking on the x


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You can do this from the dock. Switch to the space you want to pin your app to, then access the options menu from its dock icon:


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As far as I know, there's no way to do exactly what you want, but you can come pretty close. It's true that if you uncheck the "When switching..." checkbox, you don't go to the app when you click on the icon in the dock, but you do go to the app when you double click it (or just generally click it a second time when the application is active but nothing is ...


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I’m pretty certain that you can't; you just get a single-line. From John Siracusa’s review of Lion (when describing the implementation of spaces in Mission Control): The biggest limitation of this new arrangement is that Spaces are now confined to a one-dimensional line of virtual desktops. Four-finger swiping between spaces feels great, but there's no ...


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To disable the shortcut for switching to spaces go to the keyboard shortcuts tab of the keyboard preferences pane. Select Mission Control on the left and then un-check the 'Move left/right a space' options.


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It is Google Drive, it's causing Finder to crash and restart, which is why it keeps jumping back to the first desktop. It's related to the "Show file sync status icons and right click menu" setting. If you turn this setting off in the Google Drive preferences, the problem should go away.


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I wanted to do something similar. While I'm not sure it's possible to make the "Move left" and "Move right" shortcuts behave like you want (at least not without a third-party tool), you can get pretty close with the "Switch to Desktop [n]" shortcuts. Here's what I did: In Mission Control, add or remove desktops from both displays so you have the same number ...


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I'm afraid you cannot do that, since the Dock (where this menu belongs) cannot be distinctly used on each space. But, what it might be handy is to disable the option: "When switching to an application, switch to a space with open windows for the application" from System Preferences > Expose & Spaces > Spaces. That way, even if you select an ...


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