Virtual desktops, also known as Spaces in macOS, can significantly enhance productivity by organizing your windows into separate workspaces. With Spaces, you can manage multiple tasks simultaneously, without cluttering your screen with numerous open applications.

macOS has an automatic rearrangement feature, where the most recently accessed desktop will shift to the front. While this might be useful to some users, it can be disorienting to others who prefer a consistent order for their virtual desktops.

If you'd like to keep your virtual desktops in a specific order and prevent macOS from automatically rearranging them based on recent access, you can confugure it from the Mission Control's preferences.

Steps to prevent Spaces from rearranging in macOS:

  1. Open System Settings from the Apple menu.
  2. Click on Desktop & Dock from the sidebar menu.
  3. Scroll down to the Mission Control section.
  4. Click on the Automatically rearrange Spaces based on most recent use toggle switch to disable.
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