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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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Switching spaces in Lion: Ctrl+# (number key) not working

In Snow Leopard, I was able to switch between spaces using Ctrl+# where # is a number key. However, after a fresh install of Lion it seems I have lost this feature. I can still switch using Ctrl+→/←. ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Ubuntu-style Multiple Desktops for Mac OS X

Is it possible to set up multiple desktops on a Mac?
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Handle filename with spaces inside Bash-script

In my Bash-script i have to handle filenames with spaces. These are the important lines inside my script: mp3file="/media/d/Music/zz_Hardcore/Sampler/Punk-O-Rama\ Vol.5\ \[MP3PRO\]/01\ -\ Nofx\ -\ ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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No break space is inserted when using multiple line edit in TextMate

I reinstalled the newest TextMate(Version 1.5.10 (1631)) on OS X Lion. It works fine, but when I do multiple line edit and insert space character, I end up having no break space (0xc2 0xa0). Why ...
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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 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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How can I switch spaces on OS X without the keyboard?

I want to know if there is a way I can switch spaces on OS X without using control+1 or control+(arrow key). For some reason this is locking up my keyboard. It probably has to do with another program ...
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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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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 ...