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OS X Mountain Lion Portable Genius by Dwight Spivey

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Using Multiple Desktops with Spaces

Spaces is an organizational tool that lets you create multiple spaces for certain tasks. Spaces are essentially additional desktops. You could have a space for surfing the web and checking e-mail, another space to watch your stocks, a third space to work on a spreadsheet, and so on.

Adding and removing spaces

You can have as many as 16 spaces at one time. There’s nothing magical about adding or removing spaces:

1. Launch Mission Control.

2. Move your mouse pointer to the upper-right corner of the screen and a plus sign (+) appears, as shown in Figure 1.16.

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1.16 Click the plus sign (+) to add new spaces.

3. Click the plus sign (+) to add a new space to the top of the Mission Control window.

You can remove spaces just as easily as you add them:

1. Launch Mission Control.

2. Move your mouse pointer to the upper-left corner of the space you want to remove and a small circle containing an X appears, as shown in Figure 1.17.

3. Click the X to remove the space.

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1.17 To remove a space, click the X.

Moving between spaces

There are a few ways to jump from space to space:

bullet.tif Launch Mission Control and click the space to which you want to move.

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