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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Keyboard shortcut to switch app to different space on OS X Lion?

I am wondering if there is a way to use the keyboard to move the current app (or at least the current window) to a new space in Lion. Currently the only method I know of is to go to Mission Control ...
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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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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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How can MacOSX 10.9.1 Safari tabs be used to merge two single tabbed windows?

Trying to come up with a complete picture as to how to use these new Displays and Spaces, especially with some of the Applications which supposedly were designed to utilize this new paradigm. Noticed ...
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Mac OS X: Command-Tab doesn't switch back to fullscreen app

Using the Spaces style fullscreen mode in OS X, I can easily Command-Tab out of a fullscreen app, but trying to Command-Tab back in doesn't take me back to that space, only switches the Menu Bar to ...
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Exposé in 10.7: When exposing “Application Windows”, how do you show only the windows in the current space?

This is basically the same question as Exposé in 10.6: When exposing "Application Windows", how do you show only the windows in the current space?, but with 10.7 Lion. In Mac OS X 10.7 ...
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Share specific desktop or space with OSX

How can I share a specific desktop or space so I can connect to it via VNC? I do a lot of local development and it would be nice to VNC into my laptop with my iPad and have all my local hostnames and ...
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How do I get rid of the extra space in tables with Microsoft Word 2003?

I am copying and pasting tables from another document (Word 2007) over to Word 2003 and when I do this, right click on the upper left hand corner of the table, AutoFit, AutoFit to Contents, I am left ...
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Weird Console log spam when switching spaces

I'm on an iMac running OSX Mountain Lion 10.8.5, so whenever I switch spaces I see a bunch of these entries in my console log as part of system.log. 30/11/13 12:42:06.056 PM Dock[208]: ...
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Opening a new window in spaces with Mac OS X

I use a Mac together with Spaces which permits more than a single desktop. I have a problem though, whenever I click on let's say a new browser window (loading firefox), spaces jumps to a desktop ...
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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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Revert to multiple-display window setting from OSX Mavericks to Mountain Lion

Updated to Mavericks.. Is there a way to set it back so that if a window goes off past the monitor, it will show the rest on another. Now it just cuts off the window and will only show on one ...
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OSX Terminal Settings on multiple “spaces”

I'm working on Mac OSX 10.8.3. When I open terminal on one space, it will open to my customised settings fine. But while the terminal is open in one space and I move to another space, and try to open ...
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Revert to multiple-display setting from OSX Mavericks to Lion

I recently installed OSX Mavericks on my Lion Macbook Pro. I used to run a dual monitor system, and also used Spaces in conjunction with this. Essentially, this meant that with 2 Spaces open, I had 4 ...
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What is the keyboard shortcut to toggle fullscreen in OSX Mountain Lion?

If I have a window on my desktop in OSX Mountain Lion, I see an icon in the top right corner o the window, made of two diagonal arrows pointing away from each other. I can click this to put the app in ...
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How to paste Excel data as fixed-width text?

If I copy data in Excel and paste it in a text file, I get tabs between cells. That's not good, I want spaces - and I want the columns to be aligned. How can I achieve this without a lot of effort ...
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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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Changing name of Space in Mac OS X Lion

Is there any way to change the name of a space on Lion? I'm sure that it's not possible to change the name of a space being taken up by a full screen app, but is it possible to change the name of the ...
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Multiple OSX users to multiple spaces

IS there a way to have multiple users on OSX active at the same time, and switch between them by swiping to go between spaces, rather than using "fast user switching"? I want to do this, because I ...
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Issue with spaces in path name in Excel macro

VLOOKUP definition is: =IF(ISNA(VLOOKUP(RC[-7],'[\\sqlc\Curr table & Checklist\Currency table - foreign.xlsx]Sheet1'!R2C1:R9999C2,2,FALSE))=FALSE,VLOOKUP(RC[-7],'[\\sqlc\Curr table & ...
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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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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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On Mac OS 10.8, how can you maximize a window into the current space?

I have an 11" MacBook Air and get a lot of use out of spaces (Apple's name for multiple desktops). When applications are minimized to the dock the minimized icon appears on all spaces, but when ...
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How can I scp when path and / or filename to copy has spaces?

I have in a remote remote_host a file like this: \home\user\path with spaces\filename with spaces.ext And I want to scp it to current dir .. How can I do that? Thanks!
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In OS X is there a way to assign an application window to a specific monitor?

I know that with OS X Lion (10.7) and Mountain Lion (10.8) applications can be assigned to specific Spaces/Desktops. With my laptop I daily connect and disconnect from an external monitor. When I ...
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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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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 do I reserve a Space to a single application? (Snow Leopard Spaces)

Once in a while I try to use Spaces in OS X, but I quit after a little because I can't find the way to make Spaces behave the way I want. I would like to emulate the Lion full screen feature, so I ...
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Is there a way to script setting up a space (mission control) in OSX?

It seems that Spaces was designed with assigning apps to a space in mind (see this KB article). Even apps like TotalSpaces are built with this model. This seems redundant to me as there is already ...
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How to reduce spacing between pinned icons in windows 7 taskbar (horizontal)? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I further decrease the width of small, pinned icons? I noticed a lot of people having the same problem. And I found no way around to fix or modify this huge ...
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In Notepad++, when i close a file and reopen it, 4 space tabs turn into 2 spaces. How can i fix this?

This happens all the time. It screws up my formatting... If i make a tab 2 times (8 spaces) it will turn to one tab (4 spaces) and 1 tab turns to 2 spaces etc. Does anyone know how to fix this?
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Using Word's autocorrect function to replace double spaces with single spaces

I'd tried unsuccessfully to use Word's autocorrect function to replace double spaces with single spaces. Any suggestions?
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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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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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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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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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bash “pass through” script for android build, space issue

I have an android build i need to customize, the question is ehre and not in stackoverflow because my issue wis with bash. I wrote a script: #!/bin/bash -xv params=$@ if [ "$#" -ge "2" ]; then ...
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Microsoft Office 2011 Mac: Reminders don't interact correctly with Spaces or Expose

I'm using Microsoft Office 2011 on Snow Leopard. I'm a heavy Spaces user. Whenever Microsoft Office Reminders pops up a reminder, it brings up the reminder in my current screen. However, if I do ...
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Textwrangler follows current space on mac

My textwrangler will follow me wherever I am, whichever space I'm active in. Is there a way to turn this off?
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Are multiple keyboard shortcuts allowed to switch between spaces?

I have an early 2001 Macbook Pro, and like the early 2008 version I had before that I got used to using Option+Arrow Keys to switch between spaces (when I wanted to quickly move to an adjoining space, ...
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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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move through spaces and take window with you without using a mouse? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What keyboard shortcuts move, resize, and maximize windows under Mac OS X? Move windows between Spaces in Mac OS X using only the keyboard I have just set up being ...
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Mac OS Lion - determine current space number

Issues of Lion's spaces and their differences between SL have been discussed already in many places here, however, I was unable to find answer to my simple question - is there a way to determine the ...
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How do you disable the window switch animation when switching spaces with Mission Control?

In Snow Leopard, I had the window switch animation disabled when I quick-key between spaces. Now that it's Mission Control in Lion, there's this long animation during which all my desktop icons ...
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Mac mini - keyboard stops responding when switching spaces

The bug is well documented in the apple forums with a possible workaround: http://discussions.apple.com/message.jspa?messageID=11376362#11376362 In a few words my Mac mini's keyboard will stop ...
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Move windows between Spaces in Mac OS X using only the keyboard

How can I change the active space while taking the active window with me? In Gnome, I can press Shift-Ctrl-Arrow to move virtual desktops, bringing along the active window. I'd love the ...
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Can I use a Terminal command to switch to a specific space in OS X 10.6?

Is there any terminal command I can use to switch directly to a space in OS X 10.6 ? Something like: spaces switch 2
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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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Google Chrome shows up on all OS X Lion Spaces when it shouldn't

I use spaces to separate work modes. Lately, when I switch to a different space, Chrome shows up there too when it should just stay at its respective space. When I launch mission control, I am unable ...
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How to jump to a space containing a window for the active application?

I'm using 4 Spaces with the "When switching to an application, switch to a space with open windows for the application" option turned off. But that means it's sometimes a real hunt trying to find the ...