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10.7: Faster switching between Desktops Desktop
If you used Spaces under Snow Leopard, you may have noticed that switching between Desktops using Ctrl+arrow keys is much slower in Lion.

To make switching a bit faster, you can assign a shortcut key to each Desktop in the Keyboard section of System Preferences.

I used F16 - F19 to switch directly to Desktop 1 - 4 respectively. On the full-size (USB) aluminium keyboards these function keys go unused otherwise. Switching is now as fast for me as it used to be under Snow Leopard.

[crarko adds: I haven't tested this one, but it sounds like it should work fine with the appropriate keyboard.]
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10.7: Faster switching between Desktops
Authored by: vykor on Nov 30, '11 10:27:41AM

I believe this was always possible in Snow Leopard as well. I have my 4 spaces mapped to Ctrl-1, Ctrl-2, Ctrl-3, and Ctrl-4.



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10.7: Faster switching between Desktops
Authored by: David Allen on Nov 30, '11 11:56:16AM

Control + arrow key is not slow to change Desktops for me. However, I usually use Command + tab for the app I want.

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10.7: Faster switching between Desktops
Authored by: felibb on Nov 30, '11 12:24:10PM

How about Ctrl+#, where # is a number of Desktop? It is in the Mission Control section of Keyboard Shortcuts. Works faster than Ctrl+arrow and also works on any keyboard.



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10.7: Faster switching between Desktops
Authored by: leamanc on Nov 30, '11 03:37:12PM

That is a good one, and what I use. The hint doesn't require a modifier key, and therefore requires (a little) less effort.

Like I said, I do use Command+#, as that's what I used in 10.5 and 10.6, and I'm used to it,



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10.7: Faster switching between Desktops
Authored by: David Allen on Dec 01, '11 01:56:42PM

The only issue is that Full Screen apps are not part of the numbered desktops, so this will not work to access one of them.

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