Desktop name/label. Can it be changed?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by funkyfresh69, Jul 6, 2011.

  1. funkyfresh69 macrumors member

    Mar 25, 2011
    Is it possible to change this from Desktop 1, 2 etc to say Email, Word etc?
    And is it possible to always make an app start on that desktop?

    I’m sure its a dumb question, but i cant see how..

    And yes, i have googled it..:)
  2. MacManiac76 macrumors 65816


    Apr 21, 2007
    White Mntns, Arizona
    As far as renaming the Desktops, no, there is no current feature that allows this. The only time it allows something different is when putting an app into full-screen mode and then the Desktop name changes to the name of the full-screen app.

    To make an app always open on a certain Desktop, just right-click on the icon in the Dock and there will be an option to always open the app in the current Desktop, or all Desktops. Personally I think they dumbed down that part too much. I much preferred being able to go into the Spaces preferences and predefining apps to Spaces(Desktops) ahead of time instead of one-by-one as they are opened for the first time.
  3. funkyfresh69 thread starter macrumors member

    Mar 25, 2011
    Many thanks for the explanation -I'd seen named desktops somewhere in a screenshot, but it must have been for full screen apps. im sure it would be easy to implement..

    And you are right, it does seem a retrograde step not being able to pre-assign a space to an app..

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