I like to open a number of different apps in different windows, ans as soon as there is any activity in any space the screen jumps to that space. how can I open an app in a space and not jump to it form the space I am working in. this function is available in various versions of Linux but not in a mac.
I was just looking for this my self, and found the answer here: http://hints.macworld.com/article.php?story=2008021122525348
To Summarize: Use the following Terminal command
and restart the dock.