Currently Being ModeratedMay 9, 2012 8:52 AM (in response to photog7)
I see what you're talking about. I had a Desktop with Finder open and a Desktop with Pages open. When on the Finder Desktop and I open a Pages file, it opened the doc in the Finder Desktop. Howerver, with a Mail Desktop and a Safari Desktop, when I click a link in an email to a web site, the Desktop switches to the Safari Desktop and displays the web page. I can only assume some OS X built in apps (Finder) won't switch.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 9, 2012 8:56 AM (in response to keg55)
I had a feeling there might not be a solution. Another odd quirk is that with Word closed, clicking the App in the dock takes you to the correct desktop, but with my Finder desktop visible, clicking the "active" Word App in the dock (active light below icon) opens a blank document on the Finder desktop not the Word desktop.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 9, 2012 8:58 AM (in response to photog7)
I believe this was the exact behavour I reported as a bug in the Lion betas. Apple Engineer's reply was, mystifyingly and irritatingly enough:
'This is expected behaviour'.
Suggest you fill out the feedback form and complain.