Can you rename 'Desktop's?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by ayeying, Jul 12, 2011.

  1. ayeying macrumors 601


    Dec 5, 2007
    Yay Area, CA
    Quick question. Is it possible to rename the desktops? I have 3 excluding dashboard but one of them, I solely use for virtualization. I was wondering if you can rename "Desktop 1" "Desktop 2" to whatever?
  2. jschmitt macrumors member


    Jul 8, 2011
    Alas no;
    One of the features I would have loved to have seen;
    with the current GM release, you can neither rename or rearrange these manually!

  3. mmduluth macrumors regular

    Jan 25, 2011
    I REALLLYYYY hope this is something they fix in an update. It sucks not being able to rename them. I leave mail open in it’s own space and I want to be able to rename that space as “Mail”

    This is something they should have thought about when they were designing Mission Control.
  4. AdamMT macrumors newbie

    Jun 8, 2011
    Put mail in fullscreen and it will do that :)
  5. cruddell001, Jul 23, 2011
    Last edited: Jul 23, 2011

    cruddell001 macrumors newbie

    May 15, 2011

    Somehow my desktops got rearranged. It now goes 1, 5, 4, 3, 2, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 (I removed 12). I don't know how it got rearranged, but I'd love to rename them if I could.

    edit: it just occurred to me that if this happened, then there must be a settings file somewhere that contains the ordering and perhaps the names of the desktops. If anyone can find this, it's probably possible to change the names, and possibly even create an Applescript or other app that can do this in a more user-friendly way.
  6. rezzo macrumors regular


    Jun 12, 2006
  7. artisticint macrumors newbie

    Jul 23, 2011

    An answer is to change each desktop's wallpaper, perhaps to a mailbox for your mail-desktop or a pair of dice for your games-desktop...
    Alternatively a jpg with "Mail" in large letters would make an easy to recognise solution.
    Obviously the ability to rename the desktop titles would be better/easier...

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