Issues with Ventura 13.2.1 automatically moving me back and forth between Spaces

Hi guys,

Hopefully a quick fix for this. But I can’t work it out for the life of me and it is driving me nuts!

I use multiple Spaces in Mac OS. I always have my email client (Mac Mail) in space one and my browser (Safari) in space two.

Let’s say I’m in Mail and I command+tab to Safari, it moves me to space two, but then immediately straight back to space one. The only way I can move from space one is to either three finger swipe, or use the keyboard shortcut to move spaces.

Can anyone explain why this is happening and how I can stop it?


Try turning off auto arrange:

Do you have a mail window on space 1 at all?
I’ve had this issue or similar when I had an find dialogue box open in one space (unintentionally) and the main window in another - switching to the main window took me straight back to the space with the find dialogue on it.

Thanks for the response.

I think I already do. These are my current settings:

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Thanks. Good idea. I will check for this. I haven’t noticed any, but will endeavour to be more vigilant in the future. In the meantime, a restart has solved the issue, but experience suggests it will return.