TotalSpaces on 10.14 Mojave layout not displaying



I just upgraded to 10.14 yesterday on my iMac connected with an additional external Thunderbolt Display and could not get the layout to show any desktops. I tried multiple restarts, disconnecting the external display, restarting TotalSpaces to no avail. Funny thing is, it works fine on my MacBook Pro connected to an external display.

The layout window just shows a black screen with no grid and clicking on the row and columns or “Add desktops” just gives me the error window “Could not create all requested desktops. The system limit is 16 (plus specials)”

It’s like it’s stuck on 16 desktops even though I technically only have 1.

I am also running the latest version of TotalSpaces2 2.7.5.

A hint to what might be wrong is every time I restart total spaces I get a notification saying TotalSpaces2 failed to start and to check the system preferences > security & privacy > Privacy > Automation to make sure it can control the Dock than restart. I have done this several times and verified it can do this.


Same here. Sometimes it doesn’t boot up at all ;-(


Thanks for the report. It seems that sometimes the dock component doesn’t find everything it needs, I will try to figure out why.


It’s going to take a bit more time to solve this, but I am working on it (we understand the issue, but haven’t found a suitable workaround yet).


This version fixes a few bugs, including, I hope, this issue.

Release notes here:


Thanks! Seems to work now!


Somehow it broke again on my iMac. I will send an email with the console log.


It does not. News?


I’m getting the same issue here, and it was working fine for over 2 weeks…
Any progress?


Just because I’m stubborn, I kept closing/reopening it, and all of a sudden, it worked!
Hope I do not have to restart my Mac anytime soon now… :slight_smile:


TotalSpaces is not working for me at all, and hasn´t for a while (10.14.3 Beta (18D32a) and several previous betas).
When I launch it I get the response about controlling the Dock in Automation:
I have this enabled.
When I open the Preferences/Layout it looks like this:

I can not add any rows or columns or desktops.
I have SIP disabled.
From reading the posts here I understand that TS is working for some on Mojave but I am obviously not one of the lucky one…


I just signed up for this forum because I have the same problem. I have the latest version and I just paid for a license. I have System Integrity disabled too for my Mojave iMac. This software worked fine for the first week or two.


Same here


This sofware doesn’t work well, I have to restart my laptop to avoid to have “16 desktops”.
I read the documentation and the behavoir is not like this have to be, I have several problems using 2 displays, sometime works and sometimes the grid makes what they want. Do you have a date for the lauch of a stable version?. Mojave 10.14.12


Seems to work again with the latest version 2.7.7


sorry I’m using the last version and this is not working same result


I have to re install mojave again because the app breaks my system, when installing the app my laptop could not be turned off and always used the power button to turn off the computer, I think the app is unstable.