How do you switch applications around between displays?

11j11

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Oct 7, 2012
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Hello,

If at all possible, I'm wondering how do you switch apps around between displays.

For example: I have a macbook pro and an external display. I often use 2 programs at once, for making music, having one window open on my MBP display and the main thing I'm looking at on my external display.

I know by pressing F9 you can switch between windows, but when you select the window, it just brings it to the front. What I want to be able to do is have it so: music program 1 (MP1) is open on external display (ED), MP2 is open on MBP-display (MBPD), I want to be able to press a button or use an app or something that will allow MP2 and MP1 to swap places (and, even better, fill their respective screens when they swap places).

Is there anyway to do this?

Cheers guys.

J
 
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r0k

macrumors 68040
Mar 3, 2008
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Detroit
Hello,

If at all possible, I'm wondering how do you switch apps around between displays.

For example: I have a macbook pro and an external display. I often use 2 programs at once, for making music, having one window open on my MBP display and the main thing I'm looking at on my external display.

I know by pressing F9 you can switch between windows, but when you select the window, it just brings it to the front. What I want to be able to do is have it so: music program 1 (MP1) is open on external display (ED), MP2 is open on MBP-display (MBPD), I want to be able to press a button or use an app or something that will allow MP2 and MP1 to swap places (and, even better, fill their respective screens when they swap places).

Is there anyway to do this?

Cheers guys.

J
I tend to drag apps between displays by using mission control. For some reason, it has 6 desktops for the main display and my external monitor is treated as desktop 7. I really don't care as long as I can get my work done.
 

atticus27

macrumors regular
Feb 2, 2009
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Pittsburgh, PA
have you tried multiple desktop spaces through mission control and putting one on each display, then dragging apps in and out of them? that's the only way I can think of
 

Cassady

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Jul 7, 2012
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Sqornshellous
Won't something like Moom, where you can assign hotkeys to position windows, give you what you need? AFAIK, you can set it up to position Apps/windows on specific screens... Not tried it myself, so not sure - but maybe have a look...
 
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