spaces - duplicating desktop items, per space ?

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  1. stuartrozier macrumors regular

    Nov 12, 2011

    Im wanting to start using spaces.
    When i click the '+' symbol to create another space, all the times on my desktop are duplicated over onto thats second space, an third etc.

    So i went into preferences, mission control, and toggled the 'displays have separate spaces' checkbox ...

    but its not doing what i want lol ...

    Im wanting to create a separate space, but without duplicating the first one, is this possible ?

    Many thanks in advance

  2. hallux macrumors 68030


    Apr 25, 2012
    Are you talking about the desktop icons/files? If so, that's not the intent of Spaces. Spaces is intended as a way to organize open applications, not a way to organize desktop files.
  3. stuartrozier thread starter macrumors regular

    Nov 12, 2011
    thank you for quick reply,

    yes i the icons, i.e... i created a folder on desktop1, swiped across to desktop2, and the same folder was their -

    i think I've done something though ? > before i was able to have a folder on desktop 1..... and create a serrate folder on desktop 2....

    ie... have different folder, files for each desktop

    many thasnks
  4. hallux macrumors 68030


    Apr 25, 2012
    I'm not sure you've done something wrong, I'm fairly certain Spaces is working as intended.
  5. Mcmeowmers macrumors 6502

    Jun 1, 2015
    It is working as intended. I would be interested in having a separate desktop folder for each space too!

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