Opening apps in different spaces

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  1. Tom Foolery macrumors regular

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    #1
    One annoyance i have with leopard is that when i want to open an app in space #2 i go to space 2 then click the app. then i have to wait for the app to open, half the time i just switch back to space #1 and then the app opens up there, even though i clicked the icon in space 2.

    so is there any way i can click an app to open then switch spaces and still have that app load in the previous space

    maybe there is a system setting or a 3rd party app either way is good
     
  2. EvanLugh macrumors 68000

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    Why does it take so long for an app to open? Easy way would just be opening it on # 1 then left clicking on the title, holding down and pressing ctrl+ > .
     
  3. Tom Foolery thread starter macrumors regular

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    ^^^^^^^^^^^^

    i don't know why it takes as long as it does i have a 2.2 C2D MBP with 2GB RAM and still most programs take minimum 5 seconds to load. some take longer.

    but is it possible to do what i'm asking
     
  4. BillyBobBongo macrumors 68020

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    In your 'System Preferences' you can force an app to always use a particular Space! For myself, Safari is always in 1, Mail in 2 and iTunes in 3....leaving me with 4 to use as I please!
     
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    It took me a while to realize how necessary and irreplaceable this tactic is. This seems to be just what the OP ordered.
     
  6. Tom Foolery thread starter macrumors regular

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    nice that's exactly what i want. how do you do that
     
  7. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Go to System Preferences, "Exposé & Spaces", "Spaces", then click the plus, choose an app, and assign it to a Space. Repeat as needed.
     
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