Move open applications to current "space" vs. sliding window to that space?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by kirkbross, Nov 2, 2015.

  1. kirkbross, Nov 2, 2015
    Last edited: Nov 2, 2015

    kirkbross macrumors 6502a


    Mar 6, 2007
    Los Angeles
    I use "spaces" or "launchpad" or whatever it's called now, a lot.

    I often open half a dozen applications in one space and then want to move to an empty "space" and open (maximize) an already-open application in that empty space. Instead, OS X slides back to whatever space I opened the app in. Very frustrating when my intent is to work in an application in a less cluttered space.

    I DO know how to move applications from space to space — to manually relocate an app to an empty space, but this is not my point.

    Is there a setting to always maximize / go to an open app in the CURRENT space you're in? I.e. never have OS X automatically slide to the space in which the application was opened?

    BTW... unchecking that option in Preferences does not do what I want.
  2. Gregg2 macrumors 603

    May 22, 2008
    Milwaukee, WI
    In Lion, I'm not positive, in Snow Leopard, you can't do what you want. So, in Lion, probably not. I just go with the flow - hit the hot key to show all Spaces, then drag.

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