Hands-On Mac

Sep 18th 2020

Hands-On Mac 27

Organizing Windows (Magnet Tiles & Workspaces)

Hosted by Leo Laporte

Organizing Windows (Magnet Tiles and Workspaces)

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Category: Help & How To
  • Work in multiple spaces on Mac
  • If the desktop on your Mac gets cluttered with open app windows, you can use Mission Control to create additional desktops, called spaces, to organize the windows. When you work in a space, you see only the windows that are in that space.
  • If your Mac has a Touch Bar, you can set an option in Keyboard preferences to show spaces in the Touch Bar. Then just tap a space to open it.
  • If you assign an app (or System Preferences) to a specific space, the app will always open in that space.


  • Use apps in Split View on Mac
  • Many apps on your Mac support Split View mode, where you can work in two apps side by side at the same time.
  • To use apps in Split View on other displays, make sure the “Displays have separate Spaces” tick box is selected in Mission Control preferences.



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