How to Move a Window to a Different Space the Easy Way in Mac OS X

The Mission Control virtual desktops feature built into OS X is really nice, but the one annoyance is that moving windows to a different Space is a little tedious. You can right-click on the icon in the dock, but that’s hardly a solution. Here’s how to do it the easy way.

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Just so we’re all on the same page, normally you would use the three or four finger swipe up on the trackpad to activate Mission Control, and then drag a window to a new desktop.

But that involves swiping the mouse, and it’s really kinda tedious when you do it a lot.

Luckily, there’s an easier way.

Second Method, the Easy Way

All you have to do is click on the title bar of any window, and then use CTRL + 1 or 2 or whatever the number of the Space is.

There’s no way that we know of to only use the keyboard to move a window, but this definitely helps. If you know of a better method, be sure to let us know in the comments.

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