Turn off full screen in spaces

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  1. Riqiv, Apr 8, 2018
    Last edited: Apr 8, 2018

    Riqiv macrumors newbie

    Riqiv

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    #1
    I don't know if this is possible but when I switch to another window in Spaces with an app that uses fullscreen it is ALWAYS fullscreen. I would like to to look like the main desktop window which I'm super comfortable working with, except it's too crowded.

    I haven't used Spaces in a while but this seems to be a "new' thing. I also means I can only view 1/2 page of a word processing app at a time.

    Can I defeat this fullscreen behavior? Thx ahead of time!
     
  2. Riqiv thread starter macrumors newbie

    Riqiv

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    #2
    I answered my own question.

    I created what is called a "Desktop Space". You press Control-Up Arrow (I'm using F11 for that) to open Mission Control and instead of dragging an open file from an app into the upper strip to create a space, to the right is a "+" sign. You press that and that will create a Desktop Space to which you can drop files that allow fullscreen use but that space will act like your normal desktop.

    You are not forced to use full- or split-screen...woo hoo!
     
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