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HT2478 Multi Desktop screen problem

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firsez Calculating status...
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Jul 12, 2012 4:33 AM

Hi all'

 

I don't want to see all my shortcuts in every desktops I've created. Once I made it, it appears in all screens. How should I customize it for each of my desktop?

 

Thanks for your help.

FirSez

MacBook Air (13-inch, Mid 2012), iOS 5.1.1
  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,705 points)
  • Neville Hillyer Level 4 Level 4 (1,845 points)
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    Jul 12, 2012 1:19 PM (in response to firsez)

    Can you post an image showing the problem?

  • Neville Hillyer Level 4 Level 4 (1,845 points)
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    Jul 13, 2012 4:27 AM (in response to firsez)

    You can take a picture of your screen by holding shift and command and then hitting 3

     

    Click the camera in the centre of the toolbar immediately above a new reply window and follow the instructions - it fails to work first time for me but it works on the next attempt.

     

    I think I now understand your problem. The page you came from entitled 'Change your Desktop' was about changing your Desktop's background image - regrettable Apple jargon.

     

    I think you want Spaces - probably in your Dock but if not it should be in Applications.

  • Neville Hillyer Level 4 Level 4 (1,845 points)
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    Jul 13, 2012 6:50 AM (in response to firsez)

    As I said before: "I think you want Spaces - probably in your Dock but if not it should be in Applications".

     

    I see that you have aliases on your Desktop to things which should be in the Dock. See About the Dock help file below:

     

    About the Dock

     

    By default, the Dock appears at the bottom of your screen. You use it to open applications, documents, folders, and more.

     

    The Dock comes with icons for some applications; you can add others. When you minimize a window or open an application that isn’t in the Dock, it appears in the Dock.

     

    The Dock contains a Downloads folder, where anything you download from the web can be saved. Safari, the web browser that comes with your computer, places downloaded items there automatically.

     

    You can add more folders to the Dock. Folders in the Dock are called “stacks.” A stack can be a handful of documents, a group of applications, or a set of folders—anything you need to access frequently. When you click a stack, it springs open in an arc or a grid, depending on the number of items.

     

    The Dock provides several useful shortcuts:

     

    • To open an item in the Dock, click its icon.
    • To open a document using an application in the Dock, drag the document icon to the application icon.
    • To view a menu of options for the Dock, first locate the gap in the Dock between the row of application icons and the Trash. Then hold down the Ctrl key and click within the gap.

     

    You can customize the Dock by changing its magnification, repositioning it, and more. To

    change Dock preferences, choose Apple menu > Dock.

  • Neville Hillyer Level 4 Level 4 (1,845 points)
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    Jul 13, 2012 8:38 AM (in response to firsez)

    As I have said twice before: "I think you want Spaces - probably in your Dock but if not it should be in Applications".

     

    Other than this. Leopard does not support more than one Desktop.

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,705 points)
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    Jul 13, 2012 10:22 AM (in response to firsez)

    How are you switching between Desktops now?

     

    Could we be talking about 2 different Monitors or Displays?

  • Neville Hillyer Level 4 Level 4 (1,845 points)
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    Jul 13, 2012 11:29 AM (in response to BDAqua)

    The OP came from: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT2478 - see link above first post.

  • su keng Calculating status...
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    Nov 13, 2013 7:44 AM (in response to firsez)

    I do understand your problem, as I have the same problem with me now. But I guess we just can't do that, I read it somewhere, that although we can create more than one desktop=more spaces, but that's for running of apps, we can't have different folders in different desktops....

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