Change order of Spaces/Fullscreen apps

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by kristoffers4, Jun 11, 2011.

  1. kristoffers4 macrumors member


    Oct 3, 2009

    Is there no way to change the order of the spaces/fullscreen apps you have? Because I like to have iTunes in fullscreen one to the left, and mail next to that. So that I can go from my desktop to iTunes in one swipe. But if I first open iTunes and then open Mail, the order is different.
    So is there a way to rearrange them?
  2. BLACKFRIDAY macrumors regular

    May 23, 2011
    1. No order change for Spaces as of yet. But I'm sure this is coming soon.

    2. You cannot re-order full-screen apps as they are supposed to be toggled from either Cmd+Tab OR Mission Control.
  3. db1408 macrumors member

    Jun 11, 2011
    Because iTunes doesn't have a full screen option as of yet, or I just haven't found how to enable it, it won't slip into it's own space, it will instead stay on the desktop number you opened it in. You can always move your mouse to the upper right of the spaces to open a new space and drag 'enlarged' iTunes into the space, it will stay in that designated space until you shut down/restart without 'reopen windows when logging in'.
  4. kristoffers4 thread starter macrumors member


    Oct 3, 2009
    The order of fullscreen apps are supposed to be toggled by the gestures, not cmd+tab...
  5. kristoffers4 thread starter macrumors member


    Oct 3, 2009
    I'm using iTunes 10.5 beta which does support full screen mode.

    When I restart with the option "reopen windows when logging in" checked, my apps that were in full screen now aren't anymore, they appear in my first desktop...
  6. BLACKFRIDAY macrumors regular

    May 23, 2011
    That's not what I meant.

    You can use gestures on your trackpad and get to your full screen apps.
    The same is not applicable with a mouse.

    So a universal way to jump to any app is Cmd+Tab. If you select your full screen app from Cmd+Tab, you get the full screen interface for the particular app.

    I think there is a reason why you can't arrange full screen apps, because you some times need to get rid of the full screen mode; so arrangement becomes quite tough and breaks the symmetry.
  7. baryon macrumors 68040


    Oct 3, 2009
    I wish you could rearrange Spaces and Full Screen Apps in Mission Control just by dragging...

    By the way, what happens if you have 2 spaces, each with an app on it, and you switch both of those apps to full screen, then delete a space, and make both full screen apps return to non-full screen mode: how do the full screen apps return to their original space if it has been deleted? At least one of them is going to be missing it's original space right?
  8. kristoffers4 thread starter macrumors member


    Oct 3, 2009
    Both apps just go in the same space....
  9. iBlaze macrumors newbie

    Oct 3, 2011
    still can't do this :(

    I do hope the next update brings some type of functionality for rearranging the order of spaces. With the fullscreen apps i don't see the need for extra desktops, so i don't have any experience with that.

    I'm getting the order i want by launching the apps in a specific order. If you leave them fullscreen when you close them and open the app again it goes into its own space and merges to the right. so i launch: iCal, iTunes, Mail and Safari and I'm ready to go.

    @all any solutions yet?
  10. AlanShutko macrumors 6502a

    Jun 2, 2008
    You should be very pleased with the next release.
  11. blackomega31 macrumors member


    Aug 6, 2011
    Why will admit they made a lemon of an operating system and give us all their money back
  12. colourfastt macrumors 6502a


    Apr 7, 2009
    Why? I'm not pleased with this release. It seems aimed at those who play with iToys.

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