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Add a sticky to each desktop, with the desktop label. Then you can right-click on the app icon and switch between desktops!


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Update - I have taken this app down from the store and sunsetted it. Here's what it did: There's an app (in the Mac App Store) that lets you name Spaces via the menubar. It also lets you give each Space a unique icon, and tells you how you spend time across your Spaces (and the apps within them). Because macOS APIs are limited, the names stay in the app and ...


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Under the conditions you've expressed, here's an alternative that I use when ⌘` isn't a viable option. Using the example AppleScript code below, saved as a .scpt file in Script Editor, and using FastScripts to assign a keyboard shortcut to it, it clicks the frontmost application's Dock Tile so it will switch between Desktops. For this particular script in ...


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The workaround seems to have some unnecessary length. If one holds the green button, then clicks in the app itself, it will become fullscreen right away in the next space, not at the end. It is a two step process. Just like methods like this hypothetical one: Go to view menu -> "Full screen in the next space, not the end". Also the option about rearranging ...


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Spotify doesn't support multiple windows. The reason for this statement is absence of New Window in File Menu. So it switches to the desktop it is at.


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UPDATE: Apparently, within Amazon WorkSpaces, you can use Option Tab to emulate the Windows key command. On macOS, command+ tab switches between applications, not windows. To cycle through the windows of the current application, use command and `, usually next to Z(or below escape on some keyboards). To cycle through Tabs within a window, use ctrl +tab.


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To move an app window to a new Desktop without manually invoking Mission Control, simply drag the app window all the way up to the edge of the screen and hold. You'll be shown the row of desktops at the top. Simply dragging the app window to top may not work. To make sure you enter this mode every time, drag the app window in one fast and smooth motion, and ...


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I have intentionally blurred the window contents; no need to clean your glasses ;) Disable "Displays have different spaces", that will make them move as coherent pairs. Additionally disabling 'auto rearrange based on recent' will make the numbering stick. So - this is 2 monitors, 7 spaces. Each 'Space' covers the pair of screens & their contents. ...


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System Prefs > Mission Control > When switching to an application, switch to a Space with open windows...


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Yabai: tiling window manager with support for spaces https://github.com/koekeishiya/yabai/wiki#comparison-with-other-window-managers Requirements of Yabai "System Integrity Protection (SIP)" must be disabled "Displays have separate spaces" must be enabled Note Yabai allows you to switch to a different space without animation (great) Disable the Mission ...


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Apple doesn’t design finder and expose to do this. It’s a design decision, so they might add a switch if enough people convince them it’s worth coding, but in the mean time, programmers have utilities to help. Front and Center app on the Mac App Store Here’s a very in-depth write up of how this used to be the default and now is not, if you’re into the ...


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Any Application can be set to one of three options by right clicking it in the Dock All Desktops - will follow you to all Spaces as you describe This Desktop - will permanently fix the App to that Space None - will stay on whichever Space it is launched These only work as expected if you don't try to open multiple documents in multiple Spaces & if ...


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I presume you mean fullscreen? Maximising will fill the current Space. Fullscreen will always go to the right of all existing Spaces. There's no way to change that. Personally, I never use fullscreen because of that behaviour [amongst others] Fullscreen apps cannot be on numbered, instantly-recallable Spaces, which just breaks any chance of having a ...


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As an alternative to what you are trying to do, I use an app called Which space that puts the space number in the menu bar. This enables you to always know which space you are in. Knowing this you can use control # to change to space number #.


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For some strange reason, in System Events, the windows of a process only include windows on the active space. Using this tidbit, I was able to cobble together a solution to this. on count_windows_on_current_space(process_name) tell application "System Events" tell process process_name return count of windows end tell end ...


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As far as I understand, no such capability exist natively in macOS. Neither am I aware of any such general purpose, third-party tool which works on top of Mission Control. While the following solution doesn't completely fulfil all your requirements, it may help to a certain extent in achieving the desired. In such a scenario, I'd separate groups of such ...


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I will explain to you how it's implemented, but I don't believe it's what you want. I have 4 monitors. When I set the dock to "bottom", with auto-hide off, moving to the center of any of the monitors cause the dock to jump to the bottom of that monitor and stay there until I do the same on another monitor. If I set the dock to the left or right, it will ...


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Googling I was able to find this commercial app that looks like it does what you want. It's called TotalSpaces2 and looks to cost ~$12 US. There a overview video that highlights all of its features. You can see an overview of all the apps on your various spaces as shown below: From the look of the docs & features I think what you're looking for is the ...


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The following sets the delay for creating a new space to 6000 seconds, i.e. 100 minutes. So if you drag a window to the edge of the screen, it won't create a new window unless you hold it there for 100 minutes. defaults write com.apple.dock workspaces-edge-delay -float 6000


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If there’s no window on a space, do the three finger swipe up gesture or F3 and you can hover on the top left corner of the thumbnail and a cross appears. Just delete the space. If there is some window on some space, you can drag it and bring to the other space to make the previous one empty. In the same mission control state, hold the window in one space ...


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In short, no. The menu either belongs to your primary screen, or if you have 'Displays have separate Spaces' on, then to the one currently active. If you have different Spaces on different screens, there is no logic to control any window being able to span the two. What would happen if you changed Space on only one of them? There is no third option, as ...


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Go to System Preferences -> Mission Control and uncheck: Automatically rearrange Spaces based on most recent use.


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You might want to turn on "group windows by application" in System Preferences -> Mission Control. This has a payoff which you have to decide :). You won't be able to see full window when they'll be stacked. This can be overcome by hovering the cursor on a window and press the space bar to zoom in only on that window. You can also swipe up with two fingers ...


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System Preferences > Keyboard > Shortcuts sets keyboard shortcuts for all Desktops to CTRL n (where n is the number of the Desktop). However, they are disabled by default. So it would be very easy to press CTRL 8 and CTRL 5 to switch between Desktops. If you wanted the same shortcut for both actions, you would have to use some kind of script to check the ...


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Apple does not seem to have provided a way to remove the 'normal' Desktop display in Mission Control and only allow Full Screen apps. However, you can broadly achieve most of what you want: Tick "Displays have Separate Spaces" in System Preferences > Mission Control, then you can have Full Screen apps in a second display. Then configure applications to ...


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On your Mac, go to System Preferences → Mission Control and see if When switching to an application, switch to a Space with open windows for the application setting is enabled.


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I'm getting this situation as well. The ways I've found to make them show again after switching to each app is either Selecting Window > Zoom and then resizing it after it appears, filling the screen. Selecting View > Enter full screen (or ^-command-F) then exiting full screen. I haven't found a way to prevent it from happening. It doesn't happen to every ...


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Summary: Install hammerspoon Copy the following code into init.lua and run hammerspoon Press Cmd+1 to toggle between screens For people who are looking for another solution to this, consider using hammerspoon (which is a great application that lets you write scripts for automating osx using lua). I've included the following code in my init.lua file to ...


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I don't have a complete answer, but today, I started a decent stab at this issue using applescript. The following Applescript does roughly half the job. It reports all the windows of every application open on every desktop. The next step is to record all this in a file and then implement a script to redistribute the windows after reboot: --This ...


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To move from word to word, you must use Option + arrow keys


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