Move Windows Between Desktops in Mac OS X With a Click & Keyboard Shortcut
With Desktop switching keyboard shortcuts set, you can instantly move windows between different desktops without going through Mission Control of Mac OS X at all.
The only requirement is to configure the control keys for switching desktops on the Mac, and you must have multiple desktops or else you won’t have anything to switch the windows between.
- Enable Desktop Space control keys in System Preferences > Keyboard > Keyboard Shortcuts > Mission Control, check the boxes as follows:
- To move windows, click and hold on any window titlebar and hit Control+2, Control+1, or Control+3 to instantly bring the chosen window to the desktop corresponding to the keyboard shortcut
This is probably the fastest way to move a window or app between desktops in OS X, it’s even faster than dragging towards the edge of a desktop because there is no delay in switching.
The brief video below demonstrates the feature in action in OS X 10.7, but it also works in OS X 10.8, 10.9, 10.10, and presumably far into the future.