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I'm new to Mac and have the following wish:

I would like to have one instance of an application (app1) on space1 and another application (app2) on space2. When I pres press CMD-Tab I see every open programs in every space. For example I'm in space1 and press CMD-Tab then I can switch between app1 and app2. But I would like to see only app1 when I'm in space1 and no app2 when I'm in space1.

Is there some setting where I can change this behavior?

Thanks for your help.


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I spent a lot of time looking for this answer 18 months ago without success - something tells me there's still not a built-in way to do this. –  baraboom Jun 4 '11 at 13:17
Try apple.stackexchange.com –  Paul R Jun 4 '11 at 13:29
@baraboom Hope that if I can get an answer and let you know then. @Paul R I posted the question there. –  Matthias Guenther Jun 4 '11 at 14:31
You can use Move focus to active or next window to cycle through windows in the current space. –  ؘؘؘؘ Jun 4 '11 at 18:07

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