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10.5: Move windows to Spaces via keyboard shortcut Desktop
You do not have to view all Spaces to move windows between them (That is, by pressing F8, then using your mouse to drag and drop the desired window to the desire Space location). Nor do you have to drag to a screen edge, wait, then drop. If you like to use your keyboard, here's a fast way to do it.
  1. Using your mouse, click and hold the window you want to move to another Space.
  2. While still holding your mouse button down, use your Spaces keyboard shortcut to move to the desired Space. This is usually done by pressing Control and one of the arrow keys.
The window you are holding will be moving with you as you change your Spaces. Once you reach your destination, release the mouse button.

[robg adds: You can also use this method to move the window directly to a numbered space -- just select the window, then press Control-1, -2, -3, etc. This is my preferred method of moving a window to a space, as it seems by far the quickest.]
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10.5: Move windows to Spaces via keyboard shortcut
Authored by: barstep on Nov 05, '07 08:47:04AM

Try holding down the mouse with one hand and navigating around Spaces using Control + Arrow keys on a MacBook Pro. If you're left handed you may manage to click mouse and Control with one hand whilst pressing Arrow keys with the other.
I rather prefer the Fn + F8 option myself.

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10.5: Move windows to Spaces via keyboard shortcut
Authored by: tx.logic on Nov 05, '07 01:07:26PM
Try holding down the mouse with one hand and navigating around Spaces using Control + Arrow keys on a MacBook Pro. If you're left handed you may manage to click mouse and Control with one hand whilst pressing Arrow keys with the other. I rather prefer the Fn + F8 option myself.
You seem to have missed Rob's gloss on this hint -- in the System Prefs set up Spaces so you can use [metakey]-[numberkey] hotkeys to switch spaces. Then you can move a window to another space by clicking and holding on the window's titlebar using your right hand and using just your left hand to hit the hotkey for a particular space.

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10.5: Move windows to Spaces via keyboard shortcut
Authored by: tx.logic on Nov 05, '07 01:10:23PM
Using your mouse, click and hold the window you want to move to another Space.
You need to click on the window's titlebar for this hint to work.

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10.5: Move windows to Spaces via keyboard shortcut
Authored by: bazzoola on Jul 25, '09 11:35:39AM

No you don't
click anywhere you are allowed to move a window



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10.5: Move windows to Spaces via keyboard shortcut
Authored by: aqsalter on Nov 05, '07 05:51:47PM

I don't see why there isn't a key combo to just send a window to a particular space...
It's abit clumsy to click and hold a window title while pressing Ctrl-1 (or especially Ctrl-Arrow)

Oh well...



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10.5: Move windows to Spaces via keyboard shortcut
Authored by: asmeurer on Nov 05, '07 05:54:45PM

This method would also have the advantage of not moving the window's relative position on the screen.



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10.5: Move windows to Spaces via keyboard shortcut
Authored by: mark4d on Nov 05, '07 09:15:42PM

You can also simply drag a window to the edge of the screen (as far as it can go). Wait a second or two and the window will be dragged into the next space.



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10.5: Move windows to Spaces via keyboard shortcut
Authored by: raekwon on Nov 06, '07 07:47:06AM
Yes, that's referred to in the hint itself . . .
Nor do you have to drag to a screen edge, wait, then drop.


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10.5: Move windows to Spaces via keyboard shortcut
Authored by: yestrotull on Nov 28, '07 06:41:56AM

ok, thanks for the hint(s).
But this actually carrys the window along the move, what about just sending a window to a particular space? (without moving to that space).



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10.5: Move windows to Spaces via keyboard shortcut
Authored by: theunionstreet on Jan 23, '09 12:21:21PM

I use the Click + Command + Arrow Keys to manuever my spaces. Is there a keyboard shortcut to drag the currently displayed window so you can use only keystrokes to move an app to a new space?



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10.5: Move windows to Spaces via keyboard shortcut
Authored by: khatchad on Feb 22, '09 08:15:03AM

That's what I'm interested in! Good question!



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