Force application to open in specific space?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by summer2, Sep 2, 2009.

  1. summer2 macrumors newbie

    Sep 2, 2009
    hi all

    recently bought a macbook pro and slowly getting the hang of it...

    spaces is really great but i often forget to make the best of it because i'm too quick to open the applications before switching to the right space...

    so, as the title says, is there a way to make sure programs always use a specified space when starting up?

    i know you can always move the programs afterwards but not unless you use the mouse and even after moving they still consider the startup space thier "main" space (for error messages and the like). also, i'd like to use my mouse as little as possible :)

  2. Mal macrumors 603


    Jan 6, 2002
    System Preferences -> Exposé and Spaces. Just drag applications to the list, or click the + button to add them, and then choose a space (or I believe you can drag them directly to the space icon in that window). They will always open in that space, though you can still (temporarily) drag them to another space as usual.

  3. summer2 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 2, 2009

    it was there staring me in the face all along... i thought asking was a long shot but here i go :)

    can't drag the apps directly inside but clicking the plus not that much of a hassle.

    thanx a bunch for the reply!

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