The OSX moniker for "Virtual Desktops". A user can have multiple desktops (icons, wallpaper, aliases/shortcuts, files, etc.), only one of which is usable at a time, and switch between them. Introduced in 10.5 "Leopard". In 10.7 "Lion", the Spaces functionality was rolled into Mission Control

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OSX - Open two multiple windows of same program in different spaces on startup?

When OSX starts up, I'd like to have two Google Chrome windows open in two different spaces, two terminal windows in different spaces, etc. How can I do that?
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Stick Video Playback on one Monitor in fullscreen on all Spaces

I have a two monitor setup on my Mac. I want to be able to watch a movie on one screen in full screen while working on the other screen. The catch: I am using spaces and move around them very often. I ...
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what the uses of Spaces in MacOs?

hai I'm using MacBook in my office. In MacOS Spaces is one utility to use i wonder that it nice to view multiple window. but if i click the mozilla or some browser in one view i can't open it ...
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In OS X, Spaces window sometimes doesn't disappear

About twice a day, after switching spaces, the window that indicates which space is active doesn't go away, then all keyboard input is ignored except for Ctrl+arrow key to switch to a different space. ...
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How can I fill (not replace) TAB with Spaces in MSWord?

How can I fill (not replace) TAB with Spaces in MS Office Word? In other word, have a look at the following pic: 1 -> 222 -> 3 111 -> 2 -> 333 11 -> 22 -> 33 11 ...
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Mac and different Spaces: conserving the windows arragement when changing the external monitor

I use Mac OS X Leopard with 4 different Spaces and an external monitor at workplace, which is located above the laptop. On each Space I work on a different project, with different terminal windows and ...
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Is there a taskbar for OS X?

I'd like to permanently see a clickable list of windows I have open, in the same way that the taskbar allows in Windows. Can I do this on Mac? Some details: i have many virtual desktops (spaces), ...
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Windows path without spaces (with ~1)?

I want to include the path to a library in the Program Files directory, but I need to do this without spaces. I know that Windows uses a convention that shortens names like Program Files becomes ...
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How do I stop Google Chrome from changing the current space in Spaces in Mac OS X?

Whenever a website changes, finishes loading or re-loads; Google Chrome moves me to that Space. It drives me crazy. Is there any way of stopping that?
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How to prevent spaces from putting the wrong window on top when switching

When switching spaces I find there is this really annoying bug that keeps causing windows on the destination space to be in front of the window that's currently focussed. The correct window gets the ...
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Prevent window switching when an app launches

I mapped certain apps to open in certain "spaces" on my Mac. When the app opens, I am automatically moved to that space, is there a way to prevent this? I already know in which "space" the app is ...
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Converting tabs to spaces in many files

I have a lot of files with tabs littered throughout, and I'd like to convert them all into spaces. I know about the expand command, but unfortunately I would have to type out every single file using ...
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Ubuntu-style Multiple Desktops for Mac OS X

Is it possible to set up multiple desktops on a Mac?
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How to change expose settings for a specific space on osx

Is there a way to change expose settings for a specific space? reason: sometimes I run windows in another space full screen. I don't like things happening when I put my cursor in the corner. ...
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Changing default shortcut for Spaces on a Macbook Pro with Snow Leapord?

I'm primarily a Linux user but my main home PC is a Macbook Pro with Snow Leopard. The concept of "Spaces" in a Mac is extremely important to how I utilize my development environments and I use this ...
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OS X, Chrome, and Spaces annoyance

I use Google Chrome as my web browser on MacOS X Snow Leopard. I am a keyboard shortcut addict, and I use QuickSilver to create keyboard shortcuts for anything I can. One of the most common things ...
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Focus issues in OS X Spaces

Spaces rarely returns focus to my last used window. Haven't been able to peg universally reproducible steps, but spend any time switching among spaces and windows and you'll come across this. It ...
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Spaces suddenly stops responding to mouse button activation

I'm running Mac OS Leopard and using a Targus Bluetooth Laser Mouse and just recently, on two different computers, the mouse buttons stop being able to control Spaces. They work fine for activating ...
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Spaces and Parenthesis in windows PATH variable screws up batch files

So, my path variable (System->Adv Settings->Env Vars->System->PATH) is set to: C:\Python26\Lib\site-packages\PyQt4\bin; %SystemRoot%\system32; %SystemRoot%; %SystemRoot%\System32\Wbem; ...
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How to make a single window on Mac OS X sticky to every desktop space?

I'm trying to make a single terminal window appear on every space but the built in spaces only allow to configure this per application basis. This makes it more or less useless for terminals if you ...
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Can I have more than 16 Desktop “Spaces” on Mac OS X Snow Leopard?

Is is possible to have more than 16 desktop "spaces" with Mac OS X Snow Leopard? I know that it does not seem possible at all from the System Preferences settings, but I was wondering if there exists ...
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Configure emacs to insert spaces when pressing the the tab key [duplicate]

How can I configure emacs so that when I press the the Tab key it inserts spaces?
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Microsoft equation editor space problem

When I use the Microsoft equation editor, if I have a word that is greater than 10 characters in length, the equation editor automatically breaks the word and puts spaces in between them when the ...
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Save and reopen Spaces configuration in Mac OS X

Let's say that I am working using several spaces. In one of them I have 20 applications opened with their respective files. My computer crashes and I have to open everything again. Instead I want to ...
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Mac OS X and Spaces, assign to keys

Is it possible to assign the 4 or 9 spaces to some key combinations? Also that they do not interfere with another combinations?
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Making BASH script `for` handle filenames with spaces (or workaround)

Whilst I have been using BASH for several years, my experience with BASH scripting is relatively limited. My code is as below. It should grab the entire directory structure from within the current ...
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Has anyone else had problems with VMware Fusion 3 and Spaces?

One of things I loved about VMware Fusion 2 was the ability to have 6/7 vms running in different virtual spaces and being able to switch between them using the space overview button in Mac OS X. ...
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Going Fullscreen with VMware Fusion VM in a different Space

Is it possible to have a VMware Fusion desktop go full screen in a Space (as in Spaces Space, the virtual desktop thing) other than the space the application was open in? When I'm using a VM I prefer ...
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Is there a way in Mac OS X to stop applications from stealing focus, especially between spaces?

I have certain applications set to open in certain spaces, but would like them to open in the background and not switch the space just so I can watch them open.
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Is there a way to assign an application to always open on a specific space?

Is there a way to assign an application to always open on a specific space?
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Exposé in 10.6: When exposing “Application Windows”, how do you show only the windows in the current space?

In Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, If you activate the "Application Windows" Exposé function, it will show all of that applications windows, whether they're in the current Space or not. Is there a way to ...
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Speed up Spaces on Mac OS X?

Is there any way to speed up the animation when you switch from one space to another on Mac OS X? I'd like to make the space-transition quicker, or even instantaneous. Does anybody know of any way ...
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Mac Snow Leopard opening the same program in multiple Spaces

I noticed that if I had Safari open in say, Space 1, I would be sent back to Space 1 if I tried to open Safari in any other space. Now I know that I can open multiple windows of Safari in Space 1 and ...
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What technical reasons exist for not using space characters in file names?

Somebody I know expressed irritation today regarding those of us who tend not to use spaces in our filenames, e.g. NamingThingsLikeThis.txt -- despite most modern operating systems supporting spaces ...
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Is there a way to use the keyboard to move an application to another Space on OS X?

I'm using Spaces on OS X, and I'd like to replicate the Ctrl-Alt-<arrow> functionality (or is it Ctrl-Alt-<arrow> -- I can never remember) in Gnome that causes the currently selected ...