moving something to another space?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by amanda kathryn, Mar 12, 2008.

  1. amanda kathryn macrumors regular

    Feb 18, 2008
    i love spaces, but somethings accidentally open something where i don't want it. i end up closing it, and re-opening in the space i want it in. i know i must be able to move things from space to space, but i can't for the life of me figure out how :confused:
  2. sixth macrumors 6502

    Aug 16, 2006
    The easiest way to do it is simply click and hold the toolbar of the window you opened and drag it say towards the RIGHT of the screen all the way over, hold it all the way over to the right until you cant see the window anymore and it will switch to space 2.... imagine SPACES are all connected and all you need to do is MOVE it to the other space. Its tough to explain but just do what I said above and the screen will switch to whatever space you move it to. EXP. Your in space 1, move a program/window over to the right will take you to space 2, move it towards the bottom of the screen and hold it there will take you to space 4, move it to the left, space 3 etc.

    Hope that helps!
  3. amanda kathryn thread starter macrumors regular

    Feb 18, 2008
    i figured this was how (since that's basically how it works on my ipod touch) but for some reason i couldn't get it to work, now suddenly it works.

    you performed some magic i guess :) thanks!
  4. amanda kathryn thread starter macrumors regular

    Feb 18, 2008
    i spoke too soon.

    i moved safari from space 3 (where i normally have it) to space 1 (my adium space) and now i can't move it back. it lets me drag it down, and space 3 appears and i drop safari, but when i view all four spaces at once, it still shows safari in space 1 :confused:

    am i doing something wrong?
  5. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5


    Jun 6, 2003
    Solon, OH
    You can also try the click-and-hold while bringing up Spaces overview mode technique to move something from one space to another. That is, click the safari window, hold the mouse button down, press the keyboard shortcut for bringing up Spaces, drag it to the new space, and release.
  6. sixth macrumors 6502

    Aug 16, 2006
    Hmm two things to check or try. First, Click and HOLD DOWN the 'CONTROL' button on the keyboard and drage safari down to whatever space you want it in. Holding CONTROL down should lock it in that space. Second, launch Spaces preferences by going to Apple-System Preferences-Spaces and make sure safari is not SET to always use Space 1. You can also specify here where you want each app to always to (the specific space).

    Try that and see what happens.

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