Spaces are a built in mechanism for keeping your application windows in separate buckets.
For example, one space could hold your social messaging apps/tabs while another holds your work-related apps.
Control over them stems from
Mission Control, and is configured via
System Preferences > Mission Control.
Get a handle on them
Crucial to taking advantage of spaces is getting a handle on Gestures,
and then the available features in
- Three-finger swipe up to open Mission Control
- Click and hold on an Application (A Chrome window, for example)
- Drag to:
- An already-open Space
- To the upper right-hand corner to create a new one
- To the right of an existing space, to create a full-screen App
Navigating the Infinite Frontier;
- Mission Control and clicks for days
- 3 and 4 Finger swipes to slide back and forth between them
To Delete a space:
- Open Mission Control
- Move mouse up to spaces
- Wait for the little
Xto appear in the upper left of a space
- Click it or ticket.
Who needs a Dashboard?
The Dashboard might be useful to some people…
If you want to disable it as a space, play with the
Dashboard setting in
Preferences > Mission Control.