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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 to prevent macOS From Switching Apps to Different Spaces?

I like creating multiple Spaces on macOS (like different Desktops on Linux). I also like to keep apps in their own spaces: Browser in desktop 1, editor in 2, and email app in 3. So I create 3 spaces ...
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Mac's Slack window is on every space on High Sierra

I am using Slack on a Macbook Pro with an external monitor. For some reason, the slack window is on every space on a certain screen. i.e. if I have a slack window open in the center of the screen, ...
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How to move Desktop from one display to another display in Mac OSX El Capitan

I am using a MBP with OSX El Capitan. If I need to move a window from one Desktop space to another desktop space, I just need to hold the title bar and press Ctrl + 2 to move the selected window to ...
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Is there any way to synchronize workspace changes between monitors in Mac OS 10.11 (El Capitan)?

Is there a simple method for synchronizing workspace changes between multiple monitors on MacOS with the 'displays have separate Spaces' options enabled? I.e. I have an equal number of Spaces for ...
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OSX El Capitan - Spaces bar - Show expanded window thumbnails/previews by default?

One of the new features of Mac OSX "El Capitan" (10.11) is that "the Spaces Bar has been shrunk, only displaying Desktop and window names by default—revealing your full desktop windows on mouseover." ...
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OS X Yosemite – full screen with two apps?

Is it possible to get full screen mode with two apps in OS X Yosemite? Even with a 3rd party tool perhaps? The behavior I want is to "lock" two apps (which I use HyperDock to lock to one half of the ...
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How can I stop OSX from combining spaces when I unplug a monitor?

I use spaces with the "Displays have separate Spaces" setting selected on OSX 10.10. In this mode, OSX seems to have a "phantom space" that disappears when a monitor is unplugged, and reappears when ...
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Is it possible to hide icons on the dock of apps that are running on other spaces?

I was wondering if it is possible to hide icons on the dock of apps that are running on other spaces. Also I would like the app-switcher to show only the apps that are working on the current desktop I'...
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Spaces Control+Number stops working on Yosemite

I verified that the shortcuts are enabled (in Keyboard preference), but occasionally Control+1, Control+2, etc stop working on my computer. It works again when I reboot. I'm on Yosemite 10.10.3 What'...
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Easily move between tmux windows and OSX spaces

I have bound Control+H and Control+L to switch to the previous and next tmux windows. In OSX, I have a similar key combination ⌘+⌥+Left/Right to move between spaces. I want to set it up so that I can ...
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Excel 2011 on OSX always opens on same monitor

I am running OSX and I have 3 monitors. In Mission Control, I have all 3 monitors to be their own Space. So each monitor has a toolbar at the top. Only one monitor has my dock on it (obviously). I ...
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osx - Transform unplugged screen to space

When I unplug my 2 screens from my MacBook Pro, I would like them to become 2 new spaces (or virtual desktops). Currently, I get all the windows from the unplugged screens on my primary space. If ...
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iOS simulator, dual monitor & rotation issue

I've got two monitors, with iOS simulator is on a secondary monitor. Xcode is full-screen on a primary monitor (iMac). Whenever I rotate simulator on a secondary display, primary display goes off the ...
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On restart, how to have Mac OS X reopen windows in their original space?

Right now when I restart my Mac and have it reopen the windows automatically upon login, they all load in a single space - the first one. Originally however, before the restart, these windows were ...
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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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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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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 monitor....
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 able to ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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On the Mac, how can I get saved Terminal window groups (or other saved window groups) to work across multiple Spaces?

I've got a nice startup script on my computer that opens up the various applications I need to get to work, making good use of Terminal's "Windows"->"Save Windows as Group"/"Open Window Group" option. ...
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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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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 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 a long animation during which all my desktop icons disappear ...
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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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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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How do Exposé and Spaces work in OS X?

How do Exposé and Spaces work in OS X? I am looking for details like When do these applications start? What framework do they use to create these effects? Any other details might help me understand ...
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Switch spaces trackpad MacBook Pro

I want to be able to change spaces by swiping. Example: Swiping right would switch to the space to the right Swiping down would switch to the space underneath I tried BetterTouchTool but it only ...
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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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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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Is there any way to force one Window of an Application to appear on all Spaces?

I'll sometimes have one window from an application that I need to access from all of my Spaces. Often this is a terminal or a specific chat window. Is there anyway I can force the one window to appear ...
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Relative Spaces in Snow Leopard

I usually have a 4x3 grid for spaces. Each row is dedicated to a different subject/project. Does anyone know a way to move to different column of the current row? So if I pressed control + 1 it would ...
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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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Spaces - how do I stay on the Space I am using when opening other apps on other spaces

I like to open a number of different apps in different windows, ans as soon as there is any activity in any space the screen jumps to that space. how can I open an app in a space and not jump to it ...
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OSX — open program in a background Space?

In Spaces for OSX, is it possible to open a program in a background Space without having to switch to that Space beforehand, whether natively (unlikely) or through some sort of script or external ...
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multiple safari windows in different spaces?

i was just wondering if it's possible to keep one (or more) safari windows in one space, while keeping one (or more) safari windows open in a different space. for instance, if i'm working on spanish ...