Automatically switching apps

Discussion in 'macOS Sierra (10.12)' started by sultanoflondon, May 25, 2017.

  1. sultanoflondon macrumors regular

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    #1
    Hi all,

    I use spaces on my Mac to be able to keep my applications separate. For example, I have a space dedicated to Mail and one to Safari.

    Usually, when I switch between the Mail space and the Safari space, Finder automatically switches from Mail as the active app to Safari. This means that I can immediately begin interacting with the open Safari webpage when I enter the Safari space.

    Recently, this has changed. Now, when I switch from the Mail space to the Safari space, Mail is still the active application. What is even more odd is that this is only the case with Mail. If I switch from a space in which I was typing a message on Skype to the Safari space with an open webpage, my Mac will automatically switch from Skype to Safari.

    Can anyone help me?

    Thank you!
     
  2. adrianlondon macrumors 6502

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    Switzerland
    #2
    Mine works. I have mail full-screen in its own space and swiping to it gives it focus as expected. For example, if I'm here in Safari and cmd-N then I get a new browser window. If I switch to the space Mail is in and cmd-N I get a new email window.

    MacOS 10.12.6 (beta).
     
  3. sultanoflondon thread starter macrumors regular

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    #3
    Thank you for your quick reply!

    I have not got my Mail app in full screen, because I like having the menu bar at the top of my screen at all times.
     
  4. adrianlondon macrumors 6502

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    #4
    Sorry, I wasn't clear with my terminology.

    Mine isn't full-screen, but it's taking up the full screen (right up to the menu at the top and the dock which I have vertically on the left). Same as you, I like to see my menu and dock!
     

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