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Apps won't stay in their assigned Desktops

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kipster53 Calculating status...
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Sep 13, 2011 5:22 AM

I'm using Lion (10.7.1) on a MacBook Pro.  I assign each application to its own Desktop using Mission Control, and after a while two apps will open on the same Desktop, defeating the purpose of Spaces.  They don't stay where they're assigned!  Does anyone know how to prevent that?  The Snow Leopard Spaces worked MUCH better.  Misson Control seems like a step backwards to me.

  • softwater Level 5 Level 5 (5,370 points)
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    Sep 13, 2011 5:29 AM (in response to kipster53)

    How are you "assigning" them?


    If you just drag a window from the active desktop to another desktop while in mission control, that only assigns that window of the app, not the whole app.


    In order to assign the whole app to one desktop, first move to the desktop you want to assign the app to. Then right-click on the apps icon in the dock and choose 'Assign to this desktop'.

  • malincal Calculating status...
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    Nov 28, 2011 10:18 PM (in response to kipster53)

    Same problem here.  I loved how Spaces worked.  I could easily switch to the app that I needed.  Now with MC, I'm spending a lot of time searching for the app that I want.  As stated in the original post.  Nothing stays in the window that I assigned it to.  Furthermore, you can't change the name of the windows, Desktop1, Desktop2, Desktop stupid!  Apple has taken away a perfectly good feature and given us garbage. 

  • Tim 1 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jul 12, 2012 9:13 PM (in response to kipster53)

    I have always had the same issues with Mission Control. I am surprsied that hasn't been more negative commentary over this huge step backwards. Between this, issues with Mail and not being able to change my desktp picture )yes, I've tried everything in the threads), I'm a little concerned about decisions that are being made at Apple. Hopefully Mountain Lion will take some steps in the right direction.


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