I have several "permanent" Spaces in use and bound to CTRL + 1, 2, 3

I'm running iTerm2 in full screen mode and would like to find a way jump straight to the iTerm "Space" with a key combo (e.g. CTRL + 4). Is this possible?

I know I can use CTRL + Right / Left Arrow to navigate spaces, including the fullscreen "space". I'm looking for a way to jump to it with a single key combo.

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In Automator you can build a service. Choose no input in every application. Then add the step Run applescript and paste this script:

on run {input, parameters}
    activate application "iTerm2"
    return input
end run

Save the service. Now you can assign a keyboard shortcut in System Preferences...Keyboard...Keyboard Shortcuts...Services...General. Choose a shortcut that has not been assigned, like ⌃⌥⌘9

I've tested it with Safari not with iTerm2 but it should work with every application.

  • This solution almost works but: - It only seems to correctly jump to the fullscreen terminal if I'm in Space 1. If I'm in Space 2 or 3 it just makes the "invalid input" sound. - If I have multiple iTerm windows open, only one of which is fullscreen, it selects the last used iTerm window like CMD+TAB would. Which is to be expected based on the applescript but isn't quite what I need. I've been playing with the demo for Witch; it seems to make CMD+TAB saner with fullscreen. May be the best I can do.
    – devnall
    Jun 15, 2014 at 12:56

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