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Assign 1 app to 1 desktop in Mission Control

252 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: Sep 1, 2011 1:19 PM by opodder RSS
RDH Level 4 Level 4 (1,335 points)
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Jul 21, 2011 3:15 AM

Is there a way to assign an app to a desktop so that it always opens in that desktop (like Spaces in Snow Leopard where one can assign an app to a specific space)?


If I right click on an app in the doc I can 'always open in this desktop' but when I close app and reopen it loses this preference.


Finding the whole thing very messy. Would like to for example assign:


Finder - Desktop 1

Mail - Desktop 2

Safari - Desktop 3

iCal - Desktop 4

iTunes - Desktop 5


etc, etc. So they always open in these spaces and all windows are contained to the designated desktop.

  • NickNZL Calculating status...
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    Jul 21, 2011 6:38 PM (in response to RDH)



    I had the same question. I think you will find the answer in this discussion:


  • Thebestplacehere Level 3 Level 3 (700 points)
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    Jul 21, 2011 6:40 PM (in response to RDH)

    ) Go to the desktop that you want the application assigned to.

    2) Right click on the dock icon of the application, and navigate through options to "Assign to this Desktop".

  • opodder Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Sep 1, 2011 1:19 PM (in response to RDH)

    To me, 1 app to 1 desktop would mean that once an app is assigned to a particular desktop it has exclusive use of that desktop and no other app would open or be visible in that desktop.


    Whilst I understand how to force an app to run in a particular desktop (assign app to desktop) I don't know how/if it is possible to remove/exclude all other apps from that desktop. Is it possible?


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