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Disable Space Switching - 10.5.2

25 February 2008

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The 10.5.2 version of OS X has a new preferences command for Spaces although tt’s hidden and not available through the System Preferences.

What it does is allow one to Command-Tab to the app you want and create a new window in the current space. No more switching to the space that the app was originally launched in.

Here’s the terminal command:

defaults write com.apple.Dock workspaces-auto-swoosh -bool NO

Then just restart the dock using:

killall Dock

If you need to back out your changes just change the first command from NO to a YES then restart the Dock once more.