Weird Behavior on Mission Control

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by jschmitt, Jul 8, 2011.

  1. jschmitt macrumors member

    jschmitt

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    Has anyone else noticed weird behavior, (i.e. random reordering of established desktops) while using Mission Control?

    Here's what I did:
    -Add 4 new desktops (for a total of 5) via Launchpad
    -From Desktop 2, open up Safari, Mail, iCal and send each full screen
    -These full screen apps are placed between Desktop 2 and Desktop 3

    Now, if I understand this correctly:
    1) full screen apps are added to the right of the desktop that they are initially loaded from; new desktops are always added to the right of the last desktop.
    2) there is no way to manually rearrange the order of desktops or the full screen apps that Mission control displays

    However, I have noticed that the GM build is occasionally rearranging my desktops in such a way that "Desktop3" is now between "Desktop1" & "Desktop2"

    Also, I have noticed that when I logout and restart, some of my apps which were "pinned" to specific desktops are being relaunched onto other desktops after I log back in .....

    Thoughts? Ideas?

    John
     
  2. Cinder6 macrumors 6502

    Cinder6

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    In System Preferences, under Mission Control, untick "Automatically rearrange spaces based on most recent use", and it won't do that anymore.

    I wish you could rearrange them manually...
     
  3. jschmitt thread starter macrumors member

    jschmitt

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    When I clear that option, it automatically pushes all my full screen apps to the back of the list. In addition, it seems to change the behavior of where new desktops are placed. With this option cleared, new desktops are placed after the last-added desktop but before the list of full-screen apps!

    Humm .....

    John
     
  4. Cinder6 macrumors 6502

    Cinder6

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    Yup, it has a strange logic to it. It would be nice if it added them simply to the right of the current desktop. Or, again, if we could rearrange manually...
     

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