move between spaces with ctrl + number?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by littleasian, Jul 7, 2011.

  1. littleasian macrumors member

    Jun 20, 2009
    in SL we could either move to spaces via ctrl + a number key and i was really sad to discover that the functionality no longer exists in lion.

    is there any way to reenable it? i know there's 4 finger swipe but keyboard shortcuts are just so much faster, especially when you're already typing
  2. throttlemeister macrumors 6502a

    Mar 31, 2009
    Really? That works for me. I can add a second space/desktop, and when I hit cmd-2 it switches there, and cmd-1 goes back to the first.
  3. scuzy macrumors member

    Mar 20, 2006
    you have to first add additional desktops in mission control before you can do control+# to the other desktops
  4. littleasian thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 20, 2009
    i have 2 desktops set up but i still can't get it to activate. occasionally sometimes after i do ctrl + arrow i can get them to then respond to ctrl + # but usually ctrl + # doesn't work on its own.

    pretty strange behavior...
  5. littleasian thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 20, 2009
    oh nvm i figured it out. turns out the option to switch via ctrl + # was not checked under the keyboard shortcuts settings under preferences.

    once i checked it everything worked again

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