Unable to move finder windows / Always on current desktop

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  1. Egally08, Nov 25, 2016
    Last edited: Nov 25, 2016

    Egally08 macrumors newbie

    Apr 6, 2015
    Queen City
    Hey guys, appreciate your help in advance.

    This problem arose yesterday after finder froze, and I had to force quit it. I restarted after I was unable to relaunch finder successfully.

    I'm on a 27" 5k 32gb 1tb ssd. I'm always running a lot of programs, and depending on what I'm working on, have anywhere from 8-12 desktops. I like to keep each program / vps / browser on it's own desktop, so I can easily swipe between them. Most of the time I dedicate one desktop for all my finder windows.

    Before the force quit, each finder window would stay on it's designated desktop, and using mission control, I could move them at will. Now, whenever I switch desktops, every open finder window follows me, and ends up on top of the new desktop.

    At times, I'm switching between desktops every few seconds to copy/paste or compare figures. Having my finders pop up on top and block whatever I'm trying to do is incredibly inconvenient and a killer for my productivity.

    I'm attaching a photo of my mission control, and if you look on desktop #5, I'm attempting to move a finder. You'll see a "0" with a slash through it. I am able to move any other programs, just not my finders.

    I've googled, and searched the forums, and have come up empty. It's not "Locked" either.

  2. Gregg2 macrumors 603

    May 22, 2008
    Milwaukee, WI
    1. Reboot
    2. delete plist file? (I don't see one for Mission Control) and Reboot
    3. boot in Safe Mode
    4. try a new/different User Account

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