How to stop OS X from shuffling windows everytime I use Spaces?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Puqq, May 6, 2010.

  1. Puqq macrumors regular

    Oct 18, 2009
    FOr example, I have Preview running in space 3 and Safari in space 2. When I have a quick peak to my mailbox and return to he pdf I was reading, I have to use Expose to find the window where I left. Is there a way of fixing the last view?
  2. snberk103 macrumors 603

    Oct 22, 2007
    An Island in the Salish Sea
    How are you switching Spaces? In my case I use a hot corner to switch. When Spaces then displays itself, whichever window you click on in your destination Space is one that will appear on the top. So in your case, if you are using hot corners, when you want to return to the Space with Preview, make sure you actually click on the Preview window.

    Does that help?
  3. Mugwumper macrumors regular

    Jan 19, 2008
    Temecula, CA
    Try Hyperspaces?

    I use Hyperspaces (which apparently sits on top of Spaces, or at least works
    very closely with Spaces). I have mapped the F16 and F19 keys to allow
    movement forward and backward through my Spaces. Whenever I land on a
    Space, everything is in exactly the same state as when I was last in that

    My $0.02 . . . ;^)
  4. Puqq thread starter macrumors regular

    Oct 18, 2009
    I use alt+arrow shortcuts.

    I use several Preview windows and it seems to be putting the smaller window in front.

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