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10.5: Assign the Finder to all Spaces Desktop
This is a rather simple hint, but a useful one that's not intuitively obvious. I was having some frustrating behavior with Spaces and Leopard's Finder. Basically, it was switching me from one Space to another unexpectedly when copying files, opening new windows, and other basic operations.

My idea for a solution? Simply force the Finder to be shown in "Every Space" using the Spaces control panel. The problem? The Finder isn't an app stored in the standard /Applications folder. Rather, it's stored at /System » Library » CoreServices » Finder.app.

So, from within the Spaces control panel, simply click the application assignment button (+), browse to this special directory, select the Finder from there, and set the pop-up Space assignment to Every Space.

[robg adds: This is the natural counterpart to this hint, which assigns the Finder to just one Space.]
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10.5: Assign the Finder to all Spaces
Authored by: mhmlco on Nov 05, '07 03:51:41PM

The Finder's "home" screen is space one. The system will also try to jump there from time-to-time when you close applications or hide them. I, myself, prefer to restrict it to a given space with a pair of windows open, rather than clutter up all of my spaces with traveling Finder windows.



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10.5: Assign the Finder to all Spaces
Authored by: fatherdom on Nov 17, '07 08:01:19PM

Don't know if this a glitch, but if you Ctrl Tab before the image cycle pops up, one can switch to the Finder in the specific Space. On other other hand, if one waits after the image cycle, then you will be butted over to the next space.



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10.5: Assign the Finder to all Spaces
Authored by: gothgod on Dec 30, '07 10:02:14AM

The bad thing about this is that afterwards you can no longer cycle through the finder windows with cmd-< (you will get stuck at the desktop). Perhaps it will be fixed in 10.5.2



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10.5: Assign the Finder to all Spaces
Authored by: zoido on Apr 13, '10 02:27:18AM

Nice one mate
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