Why does this always happen in mission control

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by jk90, Oct 13, 2011.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    So every time I have more than 3 desktops open in mission control, desktop3 and desktop2 swap places... i took a screenshot =

    http://imgur.com/ZTtuR

    i don't have a clue how to move them back (can't right click or drag them) but if i get rid of all my desktops and open them back up they'll appear in order. Then after a little while they will have swapped places again.

    i know this is nothing major, just annoying. Does anybody else have this problem or maybe i have some buggy osx lion (10.7.2)
     
  2. macrumors 6502

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    I've noticed this too, but it's not annoying enough I cared to look up the reason. It seems to have to do with making an application full screen in Lion. i.e. If I make Safari full screen it moves it from space two, to a new space (between old one and two) and the old space becomes space three.

    Again, since Lion I don't really care. Three finger swipe up and I see everything. I don't really care what space I run stuff now...
     
  3. macrumors member

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    the latest software update will allow you to drag and swap the orders of the desktop. :)

    EDIT: ok, i just saw that you have 10.7.2 as well.. the dragging and swapping desktops works on mine. you won't be able to drag the first desktop or the dashboard, but everything else you should be able to.
     
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    mrsir2009

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    Hey, that happens with me as well! Have you updated to the latest version of Lion that was recently released? That might fix it...
     
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    Patriot24

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    I think Apple initially said that they would changed based on usage.

    There needs to be an option to turn that off. I would be much happier manually managing the order of my spaces. Then I wouldn't be surprised when I swipe left and find a different space than I was expecting to see, etc.
     
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    mrsir2009

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    Yes, its annoying. When they switch places you have to take the furtherest app out of fullscreen then put it back in ...
     
  7. macrumors member

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    the latest update DOES allow you to re-order the pages manually.
     
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    mrsir2009

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    Problem solves then?
     
  9. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thanks for your replies guys! :)

    yea dragging left or right works now in 10.7.2 and even the numbering stays in order

    (i was actually still on 10.7.1 when i posted because I forgot to restart and install after downloading that massive update :eek:) oops.
     
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    mrsir2009

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    Same here. At least restarting for updates isn't as much of a pain as it used to be, with Lion's resume :)
     
  11. macrumors 6502a

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    There is an option. System Prefs->Mission Control->Automatically rearrange spaces based on most recent use. This is present in 10.7.0 and later.

    Also as mentioned earlier, 10.7.2 allows you to manually rearrange spaces by dragging them.
     

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