Why can't I add some apps to Spaces?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by havenhamilton, Dec 7, 2010.

  1. havenhamilton macrumors 6502

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    Whenever I try to assign jDownloader to one of my spaces it shows it but when i click on it nothing happens. Does anyone have any idea why this might be happening?
     
  2. LPZ macrumors 65816

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    I have no idea, but I can confirm that I see the same thing under OS X 10.6.5.
     
  3. havenhamilton thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I'm also on 10.6.5.
     
  4. LPZ, Dec 8, 2010
    Last edited: Dec 8, 2010

    LPZ macrumors 65816

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    I wondered if the fact that jDownloader is a Java-based app might explain the odd behavior. To test, I downloaded and installed Jin (a Java-based chess server interface app). I had no trouble assigning Jin to a particular space. I then spent some time comparing the two packages, but no obvious difference revealed itself. That said, I'm not sure what makes an application "dockable"; perhaps someone with more expertise can chime in.

    In any case, the problem here seems related to jDownloader rather than OS X, though that's mostly just a guess.

    [EDIT] Don't know why i wrote "dockable". I meant "assignable (to a space)"
     
  5. havenhamilton thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks so much for testing it out, I really appreciate it!
     
  6. MakX macrumors member

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    Having same issue. JD only have two Mac devs which may explain why it hasn't been fixed yet.
     

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