Decide which spaces to use with particular apps
The problem I have: I use to lock apps to a desktop all the time with Lion and Mountain Lion but it was enabled/disabled within system preferences and handled very differently. Once I made the switch to Mavericks - a number of my apps are still “stuck” in certain desktops and I couldn’t for the life of me guess how to fix it. This happens because I use multiple screens - a hugely worthwhile feature on a laptop screen. Inc ace anyone else struggles with this hidden little feature - here’s how to work with Apps and Spaces in OS X Mavericks:
If you work in multiple spaces, you can assign apps to particular spaces.
- Press and hold an app’s icon in the Dock. You may have to first open the app from Launchpad to see its icon in the Dock.
- From the shortcut menu that appears over the icon, choose one of these:
To have the app open only in the current space, choose Options > This Desktop. From now on, the app will open in the current space; if you are working in a different space, the app’s space scrolls into view.
This setting doesn’t apply to full-screen windows, which always appear in their own separate spaces.
To have the app open in every space, choose Options > All Desktops. From now on, when the app is open it will appear in every space.
To have the app open in the space you are currently using, choose Options > None.
In Mission Control preferences, you can specify that when you switch to an app, your desktop should scroll to a space with open windows for that app.
Nice and easy, just have to find it.