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10.6: Collect windows in Spaces overview mode System 10.6
When Spaces is activated (i.e. you're viewing the overview window showing small versions of each Space), holding Command while using the arrow keys to navigate between the Spaces moves any window in the current Space into the new one.

For example, assume the top left Space is showing a Safari window, and that you have this Space selected in the Spaces overview. If you then press Command-Right Arrow, the Safari window will be moved to the top right Space. If there's a window open in that space (Mail maybe), and you press Command-Down, both the Mail window and the Safari window would end up in the bottom right window.

The only reason I can imagine they implemented this behavior would be if someone was trying to collect all open windows into one Space, maybe?

[robg adds: Based on a quick test, it looks like this new Command-Arrow behavior replaces this previous hint, which noted that you could press 'C' in the Spaces overview to collect all open windows. This no longer works in 10.6, nor does 'C' work with any combination of the modifier keys. It looks like there's no longer a 'collect all' shortcut.]
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10.6: Collect windows in Spaces overview mode
Authored by: asmeurer on Sep 14, '09 08:31:03AM

That's too bad that the 'C' shortcut is gone. I used to use that before a restart to gather all windows into one space so I could see what had and had not closed yet. On the other hand, Snow Leopard does a much better job of restarting (it essentially does a killall on Applications that mark themselves as "clean"), so it isn't as necessary as before.



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10.6: Collect windows in Spaces overview mode
Authored by: gopes on Sep 14, '09 12:36:17PM

You can also swap spaces by using ⌥ (option)–arrow keys, and shift the "currently selected space" by using the arrow keys alone. And, shift-drag a window still moves all the windows belonging to that application in that space to wherever you choose.



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