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Q&A Circulate through spaces on macOS 11

One possibility is to use Hammerspoon with the following configuration: hs.hotkey.bind({ "cmd" }, "Right", function() local NextSpace = 1 for k, v in pairs(hs.spaces.allSpaces()[hs.scree...

posted 1y ago by samcarter‭  ·  edited 1y ago by samcarter‭

Answer
#7: Post edited by user avatar samcarter‭ · 2023-02-16T13:57:19Z (over 1 year ago)
  • One possibility is to use [Hammerspoon](https://github.com/Hammerspoon/hammerspoon) with the following configuration:
  • ```
  • hs.hotkey.bind({ "cmd" }, "Right", function()
  • local NextSpace = 1
  • for k, v in pairs(hs.spaces.allSpaces()[hs.screen.mainScreen():getUUID()]) do
  • if v == hs.spaces.focusedSpace() then
  • NextSpace = k
  • end
  • end
  • NextSpace = NextSpace+1
  • if (NextSpace == 4) then
  • NextSpace = 1
  • end
  • hs.eventtap.keyStroke({ "control" }, string.format("%d", NextSpace))
  • end)
  • hs.hotkey.bind({ "cmd" }, "Left", function()
  • local PrevSpace = 1
  • for k, v in pairs(hs.spaces.allSpaces()[hs.screen.mainScreen():getUUID()]) do
  • if v == hs.spaces.focusedSpace() then
  • PrevSpace = k
  • end
  • end
  • PrevSpace = PrevSpace - 1
  • if (PrevSpace == 0) then
  • PrevSpace = 3
  • end
  • hs.eventtap.keyStroke({ "control" }, string.format("%d", PrevSpace))
  • end)
  • ```
  • In case one would also like to use mouse/trackpad gestures to circulate through spaces, one can use this newly defined Hammerspoon shortcut in [Jitouch](https://github.com/JitouchApp/Jitouch)
  • Caveats:
  • - this answer assumes that `cmd+number` is the shortcut to go to the space of a specific number. If you use another shortcut, you'll need to adjust the code accordingly
  • - this answer assumes that you have 3 spaces. Adjust the numbers in `PrevSpace = 3` and `NextSpace == 4` to match your number of spaces(+1)
  • - the animation when cycling between last/first might look counter intuitive. Switching off all animation with the "reduced motion" option from system preferences might be a solution
  • One possibility is to use [Hammerspoon](https://github.com/Hammerspoon/hammerspoon) with the following configuration:
  • ```
  • hs.hotkey.bind({ "cmd" }, "Right", function()
  • local NextSpace = 1
  • for k, v in pairs(hs.spaces.allSpaces()[hs.screen.mainScreen():getUUID()]) do
  • if v == hs.spaces.focusedSpace() then
  • NextSpace = k
  • end
  • end
  • NextSpace = NextSpace+1
  • if (NextSpace == (#hs.spaces.allSpaces()[hs.screen.mainScreen():getUUID()]+1)) then
  • NextSpace = 1
  • end
  • hs.eventtap.keyStroke({ "control" }, string.format("%d", NextSpace))
  • end)
  • hs.hotkey.bind({ "cmd" }, "Left", function()
  • local PrevSpace = 1
  • for k, v in pairs(hs.spaces.allSpaces()[hs.screen.mainScreen():getUUID()]) do
  • if v == hs.spaces.focusedSpace() then
  • PrevSpace = k
  • end
  • end
  • PrevSpace = PrevSpace - 1
  • if (PrevSpace == 0) then
  • PrevSpace = #hs.spaces.allSpaces()[hs.screen.mainScreen():getUUID()]
  • end
  • hs.eventtap.keyStroke({ "control" }, string.format("%d", PrevSpace))
  • end)
  • ```
  • In case one would also like to use mouse/trackpad gestures to circulate through spaces, one can use this newly defined Hammerspoon shortcut in [Jitouch](https://github.com/JitouchApp/Jitouch)
  • Caveats:
  • - this answer assumes that `cmd+number` is the shortcut to go to the space of a specific number. If you use another shortcut, you'll need to adjust the code accordingly
  • - the animation when cycling between last/first might look counter intuitive. Switching off all animation with the "reduced motion" option from system preferences might be a solution
#6: Post edited by user avatar samcarter‭ · 2023-02-16T13:45:38Z (over 1 year ago)
  • One possibility is to use [Hammerspoon](https://github.com/Hammerspoon/hammerspoon) with the following configuration:
  • ```
  • hs.hotkey.bind({ "cmd" }, "Right", function()
  • local NextSpace = 1
  • for k, v in pairs(hs.spaces.allSpaces()[hs.screen.mainScreen():getUUID()]) do
  • if v == hs.spaces.focusedSpace() then
  • NextSpace = k
  • end
  • end
  • NextSpace = NextSpace+1
  • if (NextSpace == 4) then
  • NextSpace = 1
  • end
  • hs.eventtap.keyStroke({ "control" }, string.format("%d", NextSpace))
  • end)
  • hs.hotkey.bind({ "cmd" }, "Left", function()
  • local PrevSpace = 1
  • for k, v in pairs(hs.spaces.allSpaces()[hs.screen.mainScreen():getUUID()]) do
  • if v == hs.spaces.focusedSpace() then
  • PrevSpace = k
  • end
  • end
  • PrevSpace = PrevSpace - 1
  • if (PrevSpace == 0) then
  • PrevSpace = 3
  • end
  • hs.eventtap.keyStroke({ "control" }, string.format("%d", PrevSpace))
  • end)
  • ```
  • In case one would also like to use mouse/trackpad gestures to circulate through spaces, one can use this newly defined Hammerspoon shortcut in [Jitouch](https://github.com/JitouchApp/Jitouch)
  • (this answer assumes that `cmd+number` is the shortcut to go to the space of a specific number)
  • One possibility is to use [Hammerspoon](https://github.com/Hammerspoon/hammerspoon) with the following configuration:
  • ```
  • hs.hotkey.bind({ "cmd" }, "Right", function()
  • local NextSpace = 1
  • for k, v in pairs(hs.spaces.allSpaces()[hs.screen.mainScreen():getUUID()]) do
  • if v == hs.spaces.focusedSpace() then
  • NextSpace = k
  • end
  • end
  • NextSpace = NextSpace+1
  • if (NextSpace == 4) then
  • NextSpace = 1
  • end
  • hs.eventtap.keyStroke({ "control" }, string.format("%d", NextSpace))
  • end)
  • hs.hotkey.bind({ "cmd" }, "Left", function()
  • local PrevSpace = 1
  • for k, v in pairs(hs.spaces.allSpaces()[hs.screen.mainScreen():getUUID()]) do
  • if v == hs.spaces.focusedSpace() then
  • PrevSpace = k
  • end
  • end
  • PrevSpace = PrevSpace - 1
  • if (PrevSpace == 0) then
  • PrevSpace = 3
  • end
  • hs.eventtap.keyStroke({ "control" }, string.format("%d", PrevSpace))
  • end)
  • ```
  • In case one would also like to use mouse/trackpad gestures to circulate through spaces, one can use this newly defined Hammerspoon shortcut in [Jitouch](https://github.com/JitouchApp/Jitouch)
  • Caveats:
  • - this answer assumes that `cmd+number` is the shortcut to go to the space of a specific number. If you use another shortcut, you'll need to adjust the code accordingly
  • - this answer assumes that you have 3 spaces. Adjust the numbers in `PrevSpace = 3` and `NextSpace == 4` to match your number of spaces(+1)
  • - the animation when cycling between last/first might look counter intuitive. Switching off all animation with the "reduced motion" option from system preferences might be a solution
#5: Post edited by user avatar samcarter‭ · 2023-02-15T16:04:37Z (over 1 year ago)
  • One possibility is to use [Hammerspoon](https://github.com/Hammerspoon/hammerspoon) with the following configuration:
  • ```
  • hs.hotkey.bind({ "cmd" }, "Right", function()
  • local NextSpace = 1
  • for k, v in pairs(hs.spaces.allSpaces()[hs.screen.mainScreen():getUUID()]) do
  • if v == hs.spaces.focusedSpace() then
  • NextSpace = k
  • end
  • end
  • NextSpace = NextSpace+1
  • if (NextSpace == 4) then
  • NextSpace = 1
  • end
  • hs.eventtap.keyStroke({ "control" }, string.format("%d", NextSpace))
  • end)
  • hs.hotkey.bind({ "cmd" }, "Left", function()
  • local PrevSpace = 1
  • for k, v in pairs(hs.spaces.allSpaces()[hs.screen.mainScreen():getUUID()]) do
  • if v == hs.spaces.focusedSpace() then
  • PrevSpace = k
  • end
  • end
  • PrevSpace = PrevSpace - 1
  • if (PrevSpace == 0) then
  • PrevSpace = 3
  • end
  • hs.eventtap.keyStroke({ "control" }, string.format("%d", PrevSpace))
  • end)
  • ```
  • In case one would also like to use mouse/trackpad gestures to circulate through spaces, one can use this newly defined hammerspoon shortcut in [Jitouch](https://github.com/JitouchApp/Jitouch)
  • (this answer assumes that `cmd+number` the shortcut to go to the space of a specific number)
  • One possibility is to use [Hammerspoon](https://github.com/Hammerspoon/hammerspoon) with the following configuration:
  • ```
  • hs.hotkey.bind({ "cmd" }, "Right", function()
  • local NextSpace = 1
  • for k, v in pairs(hs.spaces.allSpaces()[hs.screen.mainScreen():getUUID()]) do
  • if v == hs.spaces.focusedSpace() then
  • NextSpace = k
  • end
  • end
  • NextSpace = NextSpace+1
  • if (NextSpace == 4) then
  • NextSpace = 1
  • end
  • hs.eventtap.keyStroke({ "control" }, string.format("%d", NextSpace))
  • end)
  • hs.hotkey.bind({ "cmd" }, "Left", function()
  • local PrevSpace = 1
  • for k, v in pairs(hs.spaces.allSpaces()[hs.screen.mainScreen():getUUID()]) do
  • if v == hs.spaces.focusedSpace() then
  • PrevSpace = k
  • end
  • end
  • PrevSpace = PrevSpace - 1
  • if (PrevSpace == 0) then
  • PrevSpace = 3
  • end
  • hs.eventtap.keyStroke({ "control" }, string.format("%d", PrevSpace))
  • end)
  • ```
  • In case one would also like to use mouse/trackpad gestures to circulate through spaces, one can use this newly defined Hammerspoon shortcut in [Jitouch](https://github.com/JitouchApp/Jitouch)
  • (this answer assumes that `cmd+number` is the shortcut to go to the space of a specific number)
#4: Post edited by user avatar samcarter‭ · 2023-02-15T16:03:54Z (over 1 year ago)
  • One possibility is to use [Hammerspoon](https://github.com/Hammerspoon/hammerspoon) with the following configuration:
  • ```
  • hs.hotkey.bind({ "cmd" }, "Right", function()
  • local NextSpace = 1
  • for k, v in pairs(hs.spaces.allSpaces()[hs.screen.mainScreen():getUUID()]) do
  • if v == hs.spaces.focusedSpace() then
  • NextSpace = k
  • end
  • end
  • NextSpace = NextSpace+1
  • if (NextSpace == 4) then
  • NextSpace = 1
  • end
  • hs.eventtap.keyStroke({ "control" }, string.format("%d", NextSpace))
  • end)
  • hs.hotkey.bind({ "cmd" }, "Left", function()
  • local PrevSpace = 1
  • for k, v in pairs(hs.spaces.allSpaces()[hs.screen.mainScreen():getUUID()]) do
  • if v == hs.spaces.focusedSpace() then
  • PrevSpace = k
  • end
  • end
  • PrevSpace = PrevSpace - 1
  • if (PrevSpace == 0) then
  • PrevSpace = 3
  • end
  • hs.eventtap.keyStroke({ "control" }, string.format("%d", PrevSpace))
  • end)
  • ```
  • In case one would also like to use mouse/trackpad gestures to circulate through spaces, one can use this newly defined hammerspoon shortcut in [Jitouch](https://github.com/JitouchApp/Jitouch)
  • One possibility is to use [Hammerspoon](https://github.com/Hammerspoon/hammerspoon) with the following configuration:
  • ```
  • hs.hotkey.bind({ "cmd" }, "Right", function()
  • local NextSpace = 1
  • for k, v in pairs(hs.spaces.allSpaces()[hs.screen.mainScreen():getUUID()]) do
  • if v == hs.spaces.focusedSpace() then
  • NextSpace = k
  • end
  • end
  • NextSpace = NextSpace+1
  • if (NextSpace == 4) then
  • NextSpace = 1
  • end
  • hs.eventtap.keyStroke({ "control" }, string.format("%d", NextSpace))
  • end)
  • hs.hotkey.bind({ "cmd" }, "Left", function()
  • local PrevSpace = 1
  • for k, v in pairs(hs.spaces.allSpaces()[hs.screen.mainScreen():getUUID()]) do
  • if v == hs.spaces.focusedSpace() then
  • PrevSpace = k
  • end
  • end
  • PrevSpace = PrevSpace - 1
  • if (PrevSpace == 0) then
  • PrevSpace = 3
  • end
  • hs.eventtap.keyStroke({ "control" }, string.format("%d", PrevSpace))
  • end)
  • ```
  • In case one would also like to use mouse/trackpad gestures to circulate through spaces, one can use this newly defined hammerspoon shortcut in [Jitouch](https://github.com/JitouchApp/Jitouch)
  • (this answer assumes that `cmd+number` the shortcut to go to the space of a specific number)
#3: Post edited by user avatar samcarter‭ · 2023-02-15T15:58:45Z (over 1 year ago)
  • One possibility is to use [Hammerspoon](https://github.com/Hammerspoon/hammerspoon) with the following configuration:
  • ```
  • hs.hotkey.bind({ "cmd" }, "Right", function()
  • local NextSpace = 1
  • for k, v in pairs(hs.spaces.allSpaces()[hs.screen.mainScreen():getUUID()]) do
  • if v == hs.spaces.focusedSpace() then
  • NextSpace = k
  • end
  • end
  • NextSpace = NextSpace+1
  • if (NextSpace == 4) then
  • NextSpace = 1
  • end
  • hs.eventtap.keyStroke({ "control" }, string.format("%d", NextSpace))
  • end)
  • hs.hotkey.bind({ "cmd" }, "Left", function()
  • local PrevSpace = 1
  • for k, v in pairs(hs.spaces.allSpaces()[hs.screen.mainScreen():getUUID()]) do
  • if v == hs.spaces.focusedSpace() then
  • PrevSpace = k
  • end
  • end
  • PrevSpace = PrevSpace - 1
  • if (PrevSpace == 0) then
  • PrevSpace = 3
  • end
  • hs.eventtap.keyStroke({ "control" }, string.format("%d", PrevSpace))
  • end)
  • ```
  • One possibility is to use [Hammerspoon](https://github.com/Hammerspoon/hammerspoon) with the following configuration:
  • ```
  • hs.hotkey.bind({ "cmd" }, "Right", function()
  • local NextSpace = 1
  • for k, v in pairs(hs.spaces.allSpaces()[hs.screen.mainScreen():getUUID()]) do
  • if v == hs.spaces.focusedSpace() then
  • NextSpace = k
  • end
  • end
  • NextSpace = NextSpace+1
  • if (NextSpace == 4) then
  • NextSpace = 1
  • end
  • hs.eventtap.keyStroke({ "control" }, string.format("%d", NextSpace))
  • end)
  • hs.hotkey.bind({ "cmd" }, "Left", function()
  • local PrevSpace = 1
  • for k, v in pairs(hs.spaces.allSpaces()[hs.screen.mainScreen():getUUID()]) do
  • if v == hs.spaces.focusedSpace() then
  • PrevSpace = k
  • end
  • end
  • PrevSpace = PrevSpace - 1
  • if (PrevSpace == 0) then
  • PrevSpace = 3
  • end
  • hs.eventtap.keyStroke({ "control" }, string.format("%d", PrevSpace))
  • end)
  • ```
  • In case one would also like to use mouse/trackpad gestures to circulate through spaces, one can use this newly defined hammerspoon shortcut in [Jitouch](https://github.com/JitouchApp/Jitouch)
#2: Post edited by user avatar samcarter‭ · 2023-02-15T15:48:34Z (over 1 year ago)
  • One possibility is to use Hammerspoon with the following configuration:
  • ```
  • hs.hotkey.bind({ "cmd" }, "Right", function()
  • local NextSpace = 1
  • for k, v in pairs(hs.spaces.allSpaces()[hs.screen.mainScreen():getUUID()]) do
  • if v == hs.spaces.focusedSpace() then
  • NextSpace = k
  • end
  • end
  • NextSpace = NextSpace+1
  • if (NextSpace == 4) then
  • NextSpace = 1
  • end
  • hs.eventtap.keyStroke({ "control" }, string.format("%d", NextSpace))
  • end)
  • hs.hotkey.bind({ "cmd" }, "Left", function()
  • local PrevSpace = 1
  • for k, v in pairs(hs.spaces.allSpaces()[hs.screen.mainScreen():getUUID()]) do
  • if v == hs.spaces.focusedSpace() then
  • PrevSpace = k
  • end
  • end
  • PrevSpace = PrevSpace - 1
  • if (PrevSpace == 0) then
  • PrevSpace = 3
  • end
  • hs.eventtap.keyStroke({ "control" }, string.format("%d", PrevSpace))
  • end)
  • ```
  • One possibility is to use [Hammerspoon](https://github.com/Hammerspoon/hammerspoon) with the following configuration:
  • ```
  • hs.hotkey.bind({ "cmd" }, "Right", function()
  • local NextSpace = 1
  • for k, v in pairs(hs.spaces.allSpaces()[hs.screen.mainScreen():getUUID()]) do
  • if v == hs.spaces.focusedSpace() then
  • NextSpace = k
  • end
  • end
  • NextSpace = NextSpace+1
  • if (NextSpace == 4) then
  • NextSpace = 1
  • end
  • hs.eventtap.keyStroke({ "control" }, string.format("%d", NextSpace))
  • end)
  • hs.hotkey.bind({ "cmd" }, "Left", function()
  • local PrevSpace = 1
  • for k, v in pairs(hs.spaces.allSpaces()[hs.screen.mainScreen():getUUID()]) do
  • if v == hs.spaces.focusedSpace() then
  • PrevSpace = k
  • end
  • end
  • PrevSpace = PrevSpace - 1
  • if (PrevSpace == 0) then
  • PrevSpace = 3
  • end
  • hs.eventtap.keyStroke({ "control" }, string.format("%d", PrevSpace))
  • end)
  • ```
#1: Initial revision by user avatar samcarter‭ · 2023-02-15T15:47:44Z (over 1 year ago)
One possibility is to use Hammerspoon with the following configuration:

```
hs.hotkey.bind({ "cmd" }, "Right", function()
    local NextSpace = 1
    for k, v in pairs(hs.spaces.allSpaces()[hs.screen.mainScreen():getUUID()]) do
        if v == hs.spaces.focusedSpace() then
            NextSpace = k
        end
    end
    NextSpace = NextSpace+1
    if (NextSpace == 4) then
        NextSpace = 1
    end
    hs.eventtap.keyStroke({ "control" }, string.format("%d", NextSpace))
end)

hs.hotkey.bind({ "cmd" }, "Left", function()
    local PrevSpace = 1
    for k, v in pairs(hs.spaces.allSpaces()[hs.screen.mainScreen():getUUID()]) do
        if v == hs.spaces.focusedSpace() then
            PrevSpace = k
        end
    end
    PrevSpace = PrevSpace - 1
    if (PrevSpace == 0) then
        PrevSpace = 3
    end
    hs.eventtap.keyStroke({ "control" }, string.format("%d", PrevSpace))
end)
```