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Fix for missing "Assign to..." Mission Control bug in 10.8.x System 10.8
Having originally upgraded to 10.8 from 10.7, all of my applications' desktop assignments in (now) Mission Control were already set. I recently decided to wipe and install a fresh copy of OS X 10.8.3, and discovered that, for many of my apps, the option to "Assign to..." particular desktops or to all desktops was missing. After roaming through forum after forum I finally found a workaround for this bug.

Thankfully it's relatively simple. If you right-click on the Dock icon of a running application and you find that the "Assign to..." option is missing from the "Options" sub-menu (and of course you have multiple desktops setup in Mission Control first), if you launch the application from LaunchPad, the option to assign the application to a particular desktop will a) magically appear, and b) continue to use that assigned space regardless of how it is launched in the future.

Hope this is helpful. I spent a few good afternoons trying to fix this. Supposedly there is a bug open in Radar at Apple about this issue since the 10.8 release but it still has yet to be fixed as of 10.8.3.

[kirkmc adds: I use Spaces; um Mission Control, or whatever, and haven't seen this. The only time I have issues is when I update an app via the Mac App Store and launch it. It then doesn't go to the assigned desktop, even though the Dock menu shows that it is, indeed, set to stay on that desktop. But when I move it, it stays there after the next reboot.]
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Fix for missing "Assign to..." Mission Control bug in 10.8.x
Authored by: ricede on May 16, '13 11:09:53AM

Excellent. I was wondering earlier today how to assign an app to a particular space, which had no option in the dock icon. Thanks.



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Fix for missing "Assign to..." Mission Control bug in 10.8.x
Authored by: ShadowBottle on May 30, '13 09:13:32PM

No problem. The majority of this issue seems to come from apps imported from previous installs, but I've seen them crop up in a couple other places.



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Fix for missing "Assign to..." Mission Control bug in 10.8.x
Authored by: biggles on May 16, '13 05:52:36PM

I find that Vuze will never stick to it's assigned Desktop.



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Fix for missing "Assign to..." Mission Control bug in 10.8.x
Authored by: liquidbad on May 16, '13 10:02:40PM

I know for me the problem was launching apps through Spotlight. i.e. if I launched them through Spotlight they wouldn't have the "Assign to..." in the contextual menu (except Apple's own apps like Messages and Calendar). But if I opened them by actually going through finder and double clicking or using Launchpad "Assign to..." would magically reappear.



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