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 ...
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 ...
I use 2 external monitors on my MacBook Pro. The dock jumping around drove me crazy.It is by far my biggest MacOS gripe. I tried the auto-hiding dock but didn’t like it either.
So today I installed a 3rd party app ubar 4. It seems to work well and so far I’m very pleased. The status bar stays where it supposed to. It is very customizable and I am tuning it ...
HyperSwitch is still in Beta, but I've been using it, and it is stable most of the time (sometimes I need to restart the Mac for it to work again, but it is not common). Look for it.
Really ill-designed, poor behaviour.
In case you have a trackpad:
Make sure you have the App Exposé setting switched on in your trackpad settings. Follow the animated example.
Hover a dock icon of a particular app to show its windows, or simply hover a window of an app to set it for the Exposé gesture.
In case you don't have a trackpad:
Still, you may click on a dock icon and click "Show ...
I have found a very functional utility called CornerClick that allows for a variety of usages for each HotCorner (including minimize current app in focus).
This handy little gem of an app allows for a little more functionality than the default features of HOtCorners offered in OSX.