OS X V10.7 Lion :: Disable Automatic App Switching?

Jun 1, 2012

This problem happens when I'm working between several applications at a time.  I'm actively working in the current app when OSX automatically pulls me out and shows me something in a background app that suddenly requires attention, like a dialog box.  Quite often I open or save files while working on something else, ususally in fullscreen mode.  Moments later, I'm disruptively switched to a file that just opened in another application, or I'm told that something was saved, updated, installed, etc.  This automatic switch interrupts my typing or commands in the app I was currently engaging, and has become a major problem. 

Is there a way to keep OSX from pulling me out of my current application?

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MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Mission Control Automatic Desktop Switching?

Apr 29, 2012

I'm currently studying for the GRE, and here's my current setup. 

Desktop #1: general computing

Desktop #2: vocabulary

Desktop #3: verbal

Desktop #4: math  

Annoyances 

1) I'll have a Chrome window open on #2 at a website to help me study vocabulary.  However, when I'm at #1 and I click the Chrome icon in the dock to open a new browser to check email, it automatically takes me to desktop #2.  While I can just check my email at #2, I want to keep that desktop exclusively for studying vocabulary.  Is there any way to make MC treat each desktop as a separate desktop and NOT jump between desktops? 

2) This seems to be a MS Office specific annoyance.  I'll have a excel document open on #1 and #2.  When I close the excel document on #1, MC automatically takes me to the document in #2, when I just wanted to close the #1 document and stay in #1.   

3) A different scenario of the previous annoyance.  There's an excel document open in #2 and I'm currently in #1.  When I open an excel document MC...

- takes me to the ALREADY opened document in #2

- opens the document I wanted, but places it in #1

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Jun 25, 2012

Macbook Pro 15" Mid 2010

OS X 10.7.4 

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After testing several theories without success I struck upon one that showed promise. The blanking tended to occur when I was in Lion Fullscreen mode, or using a gesture to start expose - so I figured maybe it was a graphics switching issue.

So I went into System Preferences and disabled 'Automatic graphics switching'. I then ran trouble free for several days (I was typically crashing 1-2 times a day)

Then several days later it happened again and I thought I was back to square one. However, a colleague suggested I check the graphic switching setting to see if something had changed it back, and sure enough it was re-enabled.

Now I find myself in a constant battle with the system to keep disabling the 'Automatic graphics switrhing' in System Preferences.

I have tried setting it and locking it, but sooner or later it reverts. I need to know if it is possible to force it to stay disabled.

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MacBook Pro (15-inch Mid 2010), Mac OS X (10.7.4)

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Mac mini, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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Apr 7, 2012

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MacBook, Mac OS X (10.7.3), 2010 Unibody

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