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A few questions on OSX Spaces

  1. Is there a way to get the dock to indicate what windows are in the current space, or whch space a window is in? Currently I have 4 spaces and 12 Firefox windows open. I have trouble remembering where they are and it would be especially useful to know which ones are in the current space.

  2. Is there a way to force a window onto my current space, without having to zoom off to another space and drag it back?

  3. Is it possible to get the Dock to only show minimised windows in the current space?

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  1. Not built-in the only indicator is the Spaces menu item in the menu bar. It would be possible to create a program to read the current space using AppleScript or Cocoa but I'm not aware of one (and could be wrong - a cursory search doesn't reveal any)
  2. Yes. Uncheck "When switching to an application, switch to a space with open windows for the application".
  3. Unfortunately, built-in no

If you're looking for something more customizable you may want to look at Hyperspaces

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Re 2. Is this different to unchecking Sys Pref>Expose & Spaces>Spaces "When switching to an application, switch to a space...." –  John McC May 6 '09 at 4:13
Yes it is - I didn't realize they had added this option to the GUI. –  Chealion May 6 '09 at 4:20
this option certainly makes it work better. Thx for the response. –  John McC May 6 '09 at 4:43

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