Assigning Apps to Spaces in Lion

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OSX Lion select space for app

I like to keep a separate desktop window (“space” in Apple parlance) for blogging (and the screenshot shot and editing apps I use). However, when I launch an app, it defaults to the main desktop. I remember that in OSX 10.6, you could set which space an application opening in System Preferences. However that has gone the way of the dodo in OSX 10.7 Lion. ┬áSo, how do you select where apps should open or even keep them visible on all desktops?

Easy enough:

  1. Right click (CMD-click) icon in the application dock.
  2. Go to Options.
  3. Select which desktop you want the app to launch in (or if you want it in all desktops).

Yay! Thanks to MacLife for providing a list of Mac Spaces tips. I would love to link directly to the article but the URL produces a 404 error each time. It looks like MacLife doesn’t like deep linking.

MacTip: Built in Magnifying Loupe in OSX Lion

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Lion Loupe

Here’s a quick tip from Finis Price presented at MILOfest 2011:

In Preview, hit the tilde key (~) to open a magnification loupe and you can make the loupe larger or smaller by pinching and expanding on the trackpad OR using the plus and minus (+ and -) keys.

You may not be able to just tell your computer “ENHANCE!” However, you can quickly get a nice magnifier!