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

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    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

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    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

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    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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