One of my favorite features of macOS from the beginning has been the ability to use multiple desktops and spaces. Whenever you take an app into full-screen mode, it automatically creates a new space for itself. You can also create multiple spaces by invoking mission control and then clicking on the plus button. I love this feature as it allows me to separate workspaces into different chunks.

For example, I create a separate space for the browser and my writing application Ulysses. However, one annoying thing about spaces is that they rearrange themselves depending on your recent app usage. I hate this because it makes spaces quite confusing. If you also feel that this is a problem, in this article, I am going to show you how you can stop Mac spaces or virtual desktops from rearranging themselves on macOS.

Stop Mac Spaces from Rearranging Themselves

This is going to be a quick tutorial as it just takes a couple of steps to stop spaces from rearranging.

1. Click on the "Apple Menu" and then open “System Preferences”.

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2. Here, click on Mission Control.

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3. Here disable the checkmark next to “Automatically rearrange Spaces based on most recent use”.

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Stop Spaces from Rearranging on Mac

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