Stop Spaces from Rearranging Themselves in Mac OS X
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How to Stop Spaces Rearranging in Mac OS X
This setting exists in all modern versions of MacOS and Mac OS X:
- Launch “System Preferences” from the Apple menu, and click on Mission Control
- Uncheck the box next to “Automatically rearrange spaces based on most recent use”
- Close out System Preferences
With the automatic rearrangement disabled, Mission Control will again remember your app and desktops placement and not reorder them on it’s own.
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This first appeared in the Mac OS X 10.7.2 update but has stuck around in modern versions of Mac OS X too, well into the modern era of macOS. Whether you like it or not is kind of a matter of personal preference, sometimes it’s very useful, but sometimes it can lead to confusion.