Mac: Use Multiple Workspaces

Your Mac allows you to easily create multiple workspaces (desktops). You could set up one desktop for work and another for personal use.¬† It’s a great way to prevent the desktop from becoming cluttered with several open apps.

Here’s how to do it. Just press the Mac Mission Control Key (F3) or the Control¬† + the Up Arrow Kay.

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The Spaces bar will open at the top of the screen.


To add an additional desktop, just click the + icon.


The second desktop will appear. You can drag any app or file to any of the desktops.


To move between desktops, swipe left or right with four fingers on your trackpad or press the Control Key and the left or right arrows.

You can create up to 16 desktops.



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