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10.7: Fixing a stuck application in Mission Control System 10.7
I finally upgraded to Lion on my work computer and bid farewell to the wonderful Hyperspaces application. I used all 16 spaces and was loathe to make the jump to Mission Control.

After upgrading many apps were not respecting being assigned to specific desktops or to all desktops. At first I tried unassigning them in the Dock and reassigning them to their previous desktop or all desktops, but it didn't work.

Here is the solution I found:
  • If an app assigned to a particular desktop wasn't staying put, I had to assign it to all desktops, and then reassign it to desktop N.
  • If the app was not respecting assignment to all desktops, I had to assign it to a specific desktop, and then reassign it to all.
Apparently setting it to 'None' does not clear the previous assignment.

[crarko adds: I haven't tested this one.]
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10.7: Fixing a stuck application in Mission Control
Authored by: apenstaartje on Feb 04, '12 03:34:46AM

Well, it's not fixed.. it's just the workaround until Apple finally fixes this. Even with 10.7.3 this issue remains of apps forgetting to behave as they are set to do. Setting the assign to none does work for me during the session I'm in.



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10.7: Fixing a stuck application in Mission Control
Authored by: ChipMck on Feb 07, '12 09:25:12AM

Under System Preferences --> Mission Control
Uncheck "Automatically rearrange spaces based on most recent use".

Once done this, the spaces stay as desired.



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10.7: Fixing a stuck application in Mission Control
Authored by: aetheros on Feb 07, '12 02:53:45PM

To be clear, the applications were assigned to specific spaces, but their windows didn't appear when switching to their space. I tried turning off the rearrange option first, to no avail.

Every hint may not work for every person, but this is what specifically worked for me, and the problem hasn't come back.



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