Spaces Keyboard Shortcuts

tray

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Nov 25, 2006
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First off, I love Spaces!

However, I found a problem. I have 16 spaces. But the keyboard shortcuts only allow me to jump to Spaces 1 - 9 with (Ctrl or ^ - (Space No.))

For example, if I were to jump to Space 8 from any space I would press ^ - 8.

However, how do I use the shortcut for 10 - 16? I tried pressing ^ - 10. But it simply brings me back to Space 1 as it recognizes the first digit only.

Anyone knows how to overcome this?
 

rogersmj

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Sep 10, 2006
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Why in the name of all that is holy would you need 16 spaces?? :eek: :D

At any rate, keyboard shortcuts simply don't work the way you're wanting. If you could manually assign a shortcut key to each space I'd suggest using Ctrl + 1-0 and then Ctrl+Q = Space 11, Ctrl+W = Space 12, etc. But I don't think you can do that.

Personally, I'd say just go with 9 spaces if you want to access them all with the keyboard. I can't imagine what you'd be doing that you'd need 16. Unless you don't like your apps "touching" each other...you know, like some little kids don't want any of the food on their plates touching each other? :D
 

tray

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Nov 25, 2006
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Why in the name of all that is holy would you need 16 spaces?? :eek: :D

At any rate, keyboard shortcuts simply don't work the way you're wanting. If you could manually assign a shortcut key to each space I'd suggest using Ctrl + 1-0 and then Ctrl+Q = Space 11, Ctrl+W = Space 12, etc. But I don't think you can do that.

Personally, I'd say just go with 9 spaces if you want to access them all with the keyboard. I can't imagine what you'd be doing that you'd need 16. Unless you don't like your apps "touching" each other...you know, like some little kids don't want any of the food on their plates touching each other? :D
BTW, I have the exact same MBP config as you

Anyways, I have checked the Expose & Spaces preference pane and there doesn't seem to be an option to do what you suggested.

I am very happy with 16 spaces. Perhaps this is due to long use of VirtueDesktops in the past.. :p
 

rogersmj

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I am very happy with 16 spaces. Perhaps this is due to long use of VirtueDesktops in the past.. :p
I used Virtue Desktops for awhile when I was on Tiger, and I loved their implementation in principle but it was always so buggy. Then one day I noticed my hard drive space was pretty much GONE, and using Disk Inventory X I determined that Virtue Desktops had written a 12 GB log file. That was pretty much the end of Virtue for me. I loved its features though...having the name visible on the desktop, keyboard shortcuts for pretty much everything, etc.
 

kinless

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Apr 2, 2003
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Answer!

I know I'm doing a pretty retro bump here, but I found the answer to your problem, at least for Mac OS X 10.6 (not sure about 10.5). Did some searching but couldn't find any documentation on it since the date of your thread so maybe it's still useful...

Control-number for spaces 1-10 (use 0 key for 10)
Control-option-number for spaces 11-16 (1-6 keys)

The good 'ol option key. After 15 years it still hasn't failed me.
 

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