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10.5: Change Spaces via the Dock Desktop
I found a way to change Spaces that is not mentioned in Help. I have Mail set up in its own Space. You do not have to use keyboard strokes to move to a Space that has an open application. Just click on that application in the Dock (in this case Mail) and the Space with that application will just slide into view. Very slick.

You can go back to the previous Space in the same manner. I have Safari open in the first Space. Just click on the Safari icon in the Dock and back you go.
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10.5: Change Spaces via the Dock
Authored by: ybizeul on Nov 02, '07 08:17:18AM

Additionaly, note that subsequent clicks on an application's Dock icon switches between spaces if the application has window on more than one space.

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10.5: Change Spaces via the Dock
Authored by: chabig on Nov 02, '07 08:29:48AM

Also, remember that the normal command-tab application switching automatically takes you to the right space as well. Overall, Spaces is very very well implemented!

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10.5: Change Spaces via the Dock
Authored by: Jahnoth on Nov 02, '07 08:39:34AM

Please note the following:

A window of the given application needs to be open in any given space to get switched to it OR you need to have an application assigned to a space from within the Spaces preferences.

If you have an app running, but don't have any windows open or it isn't assigned, then you're not going to be "space warped" anywhere. It will just bring it forward in your current Space, and in the case of most of them open a new window in the current space (when using the dock to switch, that is).

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10.5: Change Spaces via the Dock
Authored by: mm2270 on Nov 02, '07 12:04:53PM

You're absolutely right. I discovered this when playing around with InDesign under leopard. If I had no windows open in ID, and I clicked the dock icon for ID, it would just bring the app forward into the current space, even though I had specifically assigned it to a different space than Safari for example.

OTOH, if there was an active ID document (window), it would correctly switch me over to the space assigned to ID.

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10.5: Change Spaces via the Dock
Authored by: filipv on Nov 02, '07 09:43:20AM

also, another cool thing is that if you Apple+click in Mail and your Safari is in another space, the space will not switch. This is so you can open multiple links in mail without having to go back and forth ...but apple+click them all and then when ready switch to safari space and all your safari links will be open.

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