Home » Questions » Computers [ Ask a new question ]

Is there a way to use the keyboard to move an application to another Space on OS X?

Is there a way to use the keyboard to move an application to another Space on OS X?

I'm using Spaces on OS X, and I'd like to replicate the Ctrl-Alt-<arrow> functionality (or is it Ctrl-Alt-<arrow> -- I can never remember) in Gnome that causes the currently selected window to move to another virtual desktop. This is far and away a more pleasant way of moving applications from desktop to desktop.

Asked by: Guest | Views: 47
Total answers/comments: 4
Guest [Entry]

I have found the solution: SizeUp, by Irradiated Software. It has exactly what I want, plus a bunch of other fantastic keyboard shortcuts. It's not free ($13 USD) but it's a fantastic solution to the problem.
Guest [Entry]

I have found the solution: SizeUp, by Irradiated Software. It has exactly what I want, plus a bunch of other fantastic keyboard shortcuts. It's not free ($13 USD) but it's a fantastic solution to the problem.
Guest [Entry]

I am using Andreas Hegenberg’s free BetterTouchTool to do exactly this. Despite its name, it provides great keyboard shortcuts. And also, it all resides without the app bundle, so there is no deep tinkering with system files.
Guest [Entry]

"Select the window you'd like, trigger the Spaces layout, and then press Control + Desktop number. That might work even if you don't trigger the Spaces view.

Also, check System Preferences -> Mouse & Keyboard PrefPane -> Keyboard Shortcuts Tab. I'm not at my Mac at the moment (WinXP only at work), but if there's shortcuts they should be in that list."