4 Replies Latest reply: Jan 19, 2013 6:54 PM by BellaMichelle
BellaMichelle Level 2 Level 2 (205 points)

I have used the option to attache software programs to different desktops in Mountain Lion.  When I hava not used a specific program in a while and then need to, I cannot always remember which desktop I anchored it to.  I know I can go to the launch and click on it there, but having it attached to a desktop, it seems like I should be able to find it that way.  Is there a way to quickly see which one it is attached to without opening the app from the app launchpad or opening the app folder?  I want to be able to just click to the desktop.  In Tiger I think, we could click on spaces in the menu bar and see a list.  Just wondering if there is a quick way in Mountain lion that I'm not aware of.

 

thanks!

 

Michelle


iMac, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
  • 1. Re: how to see which programs are attached to which desktop?
    Eric Root Level 6 Level 6 (16,220 points)

    Try using Mission Control, either in the Dock or by control + up arrow. Not quite as clear as Spaces, but usable.

  • 2. Re: how to see which programs are attached to which desktop?
    BellaMichelle Level 2 Level 2 (205 points)

    Hi, thanks for your reply, I am using mission control right now, I was just hoping there was a way that is similar to spaces in the toolbar.. and I'm guessing some of it is habit with how we think about it. 

     

    I realize why I was wondering this today.  I had mail open and then I opened imessage and it opened on top of mail, which told me I did not have it anchored to any specific desktop.  So I was trying to decide which one to attach it to and realized I did not know how to tell which ones already had something anchored to it.  If they are open, I could see by mission control.  But I did not want to open everything to see where it was anchored.  I rememberd being able to click on spaces in tiger and I could see the list.  So I hoped ML would have some place to see the same info. 

     

    Michelle

  • 3. Re: how to see which programs are attached to which desktop?
    CT Level 6 Level 6 (15,545 points)

    Maybe this is not that good an option for your purposes; I'm not sure. But just in case you haven't noticed....

     

    If you control-click on the icon of any application in the dock and then go to options, the current desktop assignment (if any) will be displayed.

     

    charlie

  • 4. Re: how to see which programs are attached to which desktop?
    BellaMichelle Level 2 Level 2 (205 points)

    thanks for this, this could help in certain situations and I appreciate the suggestion. 

     

    Michelle