Oh, Spaces... thank you. Now problem is I have my Mission Control Top Right set to GO TO SLEEP so it does!
Guess I try Mission Control settings/pref to fix that first.
In mission control you should be able to hold down the option key to see the +add desktop
Are you talking about "Spaces"? If so, you can get a similar feature by going to System Preferences > Trackpad > More Gestures, and enabling "Mission Control" as well as "Swipe between full-screen Apps".
Now, swipe up with three or four fingers(whichever you chose), and move your mouse into the top right of this screen. Click the "+" that appears, to create a new desktop. Now, drag the Application window of your choice into that tiny new desktop window.
Now. swipe back down with three or four fingers to return to your normal desktop. Then, using three or four fingers, swipe to the right on your trackpad, and you will switch to your second desktop containing your isolated program.
You can do this many times for each program you wish. Hope this helps!
Sorry, I really don't understand. I managed to get 2 desktops at top of Mission Control and put app's in that I want, but there is no '+' that shows up when I go to upper right and I can't figure out how to open more desktops.
I really, really appreciate your help. Guess I should watch a Mission Control video?
.. since I went right from 10.6 to 10.8 I missed a bunch of changes I guess.
Oh thanks leroy ... I had somehow done that without knowing what I was doing...so got 2 desktops then couldn't replicate...
@mende1 I will go there too thanks!
THANKS TO ALL... finally figured it out. PS since I have my dock on the right..
or for some reaseon my '+' sign appears at the TOP LEFT! not right...and yes Option Key does it.
Thanks will play with this and see if I can get my Spaces back,
I mostly used them for separate apps but also to get stuff off Safari windows to put in each. Hope I can figure that.
AGAIN THANKS TO EVERYONE! I had been dreading putting a question up here and not hearing for days...and here
you all are!
My next question is how to fix my printer plug in...but thats for later.
Now that I have been using desktops in Mission Control it works well....except (isn't there always one)
I try to 'assign' an application to a certain desktop, but next time it opens it puts it somewhere else.
How do I fix assignment of applications to a certain desktop?
(PS also just posted question about MAIL recipient list problem that is OLD and won't fix with new OS upgrades
if you have any knowledge of that.)