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Issue 46137 Chrome changes my active desktop in Mac OS X
Starred by 22 users Reported by, Jun 9 2010 Back to list
Status: Duplicate
Merged: issue 31821
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Closed: Mar 2011
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OS: Mac
Pri: 2
Type: Bug

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It seems that Chrome, when it finishes loading a web site, will change my active desktop in Mac OS X to the desktop where that Chrome is running. Some pages may trigger this event several times (they have frames maybe?) which is really infuriating:

1- open chrome in desktop 1
2- open web site in chrome in desktop 1
3- move to desktop 2 to do something
4- forcefully moved back to desktop 1
5- move to desktop 2 again
6- moved back to 1 by chrome
7- and so on.
Comment 1 by Deleted ...@, Nov 23 2010
I also have this issue, macos 10.6.4, chrome 7.0.517.44. It's pretty annoying.
Comment 2 by Deleted ...@, Nov 24 2010
I can confirm this behavior. OS X 10.6.5, Chrome 7.0.517.44.
Comment 3 by Deleted ...@, Nov 24 2010
I can also confirm that upgrading to the dev version of Chrome, 9.0.587.0 dev, resolves this issue.
Comment 4 by Deleted ...@, Dec 15 2010
Same here. Hugely annoying.
Comment 5 by, Dec 16 2010
I don't even see Chrome as an available application for assignment in Spaces' preferences. There's a couple of "Unknown application" entries in there I've tried to modify, but Chrome still only shows on the space that was active when it was launched.
Comment 6 by, Dec 23 2010
Same issue in 8.0.552.231, OSX 10.6.5. Hope it's really fixed in the dev version/beta.
Comment 7 by, Feb 3 2011
I see this too. It's very annoying, because it interrupts your workflow.
Comment 8 by, Feb 4 2011
9.0.597.84 still has this problem, though it seems to be to a lesser degree than chrome 8. e.g. Lotus iNotes (browser interface to Lotus Notes email) causes workspace switches.

also, try this site quickly redirects to but if you type in, then switch to another workspace before the redirect, you  will automatically be switched back to the chrome workspace when the redirect does occur.
I experience this problem on several sites very badly; OS X 10.6.6,Chrome 9.0.597.94.  Any time a site loads a new app I am forcibly space-changed, even running an ad-blocking extension.  I have been space-changed 4 times due to this bug just while writing this comment.
Labels: OS-Mac
Mergedinto: 31821
Status: Duplicate
Comment 12 by, Apr 4 2012
Super annoying please fix, already!
Project Member Comment 13 by, Oct 13 2012
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