Open specified space at boot or login

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  1. SrWebDeveloper macrumors 68000

    SrWebDeveloper

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    #1
    I have spaces enabled including Expose' and is there a way to select which space will be the default displayed when I boot or at login? Example: I have 3 spaces enabled, I want #2 to display when the boot or login is completed (and all other spaces loaded as well). It's a minor thing, but just wondering.

    -jim
     
  2. xlopez macrumors member

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    #2
    You could set a particular application to open at login(you can option-click the application running on dock and select "open at login". This application would then open at login in the particular space you set it to in Spaces preferences. (In case you don't know how, just go to System Preferences and go to the Spaces section.)I'm sure there are other ways around this, including writing scripts and or automator workflows that could trigger a automatic space change, but I'm afraid I don't know how to do those things. Maybe someone here can help out.
     
  3. SrWebDeveloper thread starter macrumors 68000

    SrWebDeveloper

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    I've got spaces configured with apps already, they all open properly at login, but I'd like one of them to be focuse as the default space which displays after all the loading is completed. You'd think it would be the last one, but they load at the different rates so it might be space #2 one time then #3 the next (for example). If scripting can be done, I'll need a simple "How To" please and also ensure the script loads after spaces loads, of course.

    I know once spaces load I can issue a shortcut sequence to switch to a space, i.e. control+4 for space #4 - but how do I automate this at login, after spaces loads?
     

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