desktop only shows 1 window at a time

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by knowledgenomad, Apr 11, 2015.

  1. knowledgenomad macrumors newbie

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    I'm running 10.10.2 on a 27" Mac, which makes this problem doubly frustrating. I open an application (say, Safari) and it works fine. Then I open another application like Excel. The first open application (Safari) returns to the dock and then Excel opens. Obviously, I'd like to have both open at the same time and view them at the same time on the desktop. I have been all over the internet and posted this issue on apple support forums, but I can't get an answer from any source. How do I solve this problem -- able to view multiple apps on the desktop at one time??
    Nick

    PS. I do have a dual monitor setup (again, imagine my frustration). The problem remains the same, even if I move an app to the second monitor. Open another app, and the first app is replaced by the second app. Help!!!
     
  2. simonsi macrumors 601

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    Sounds like the apps are opening full-screen.
     
  3. w0lf macrumors 65816

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    Code:
    defaults write com.apple.dock single-app -bool false; killall Dock
     
  4. knowledgenomad, Apr 12, 2015
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    knowledgenomad thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Apps not running full screen

    No app is running full screen -- actually, sized about 1/4 to 1/2 screen

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  5. simonsi macrumors 601

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    How did you manage to set that on? Must be some odd setting somewhere??
     
  6. dyt1983 macrumors 65816

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    At some point he probably accidentally just typed "defaults write com.apple.dock single-app -bool true" ;)
     
  7. simonsi macrumors 601

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    lol :d
     
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