Word 2011 doesn't move correctly

I have two problems with Word 2011:

One: If I use the “move current window” shortcut to move it to a new space, I can’t then move it to another space without re-clicking on it. It’s as if it somehow gets dropped after the first move, even though it’s still in the foreground.

Two: If the toolbox is showing, I can’t move the Word window at all. When the Word window is in the foreground (with the toolbox floating on top), “move current window” moves the toolbox instead. The toolbox can’t exist in a different space than Word, though, so it just disappears halfway through the transition.


Thanks for the the report, this is a bug.

When I move a Word window to another space using the hotkey the window just disappears into the ether until I recover it with Window->Zoom window.

Moving the window using the overview grid and dragging seems to work ok though.

I think I might know why this is happening for Word, I’ll get back when I have a solution.

Thanks! Looking forward to it! :slight_smile:

Does this version improve matters?


Thanks for the superfast reply! Unfortunately, though, it doesn’t seem to help… I installed it, quit TotalSpaces and reopened, and I still can’t move Word more than one space (or at all if the toolbox is open).

I’m surprised it doesn’t work, at least without the toolbox open. (I don’t have access to the toolbox at the moment.)

Can you try restarting Word?

I restarted my entire computer.
I was able to move Word two spaces before it got dropped, but now it only moves one space again.

To view the toolbox, you can just go to View>Styles or any of the other things under the Toolbox heading.

Is there any other info I can get you? Would a screencast help, or are there debug logs that TotalSpaces makes?

Ok. I guess I can’t see the toolbox because I have a readonly version of Word. But I would at least expect it to work the same on your machine as it does on mine when the toolbox is not showing. And since the fix it works ok for me, it should for you - I am perplexed.

Just to check that it installed as expected, could you restart TotalSpaces2 and check the Console.app log that it shows correctly that v2.0.12 of FastSwitch is loading?

You should see something like this in the log:

Dec 6 21:48:46 Stephens-MacBook-Air.local Dock[32277]: [TotalSpaces] FastSwitch2 © 2011-2013 Switchstep is association with BinaryAge
Dec 6 21:48:46 Stephens-MacBook-Air.local Dock[32277]: [TotalSpaces] FastSwitch2 is being initialized
Dec 6 21:48:46 Stephens-MacBook-Air.local Dock[32277]: [TotalSpaces] Mavericks detected
Dec 6 21:48:46 Stephens-MacBook-Air.local Dock[32277]: [TotalSpaces] FastSwitch2 ready v2.0.12

Here’s what it says:

13/12/8 11:54:37.865 AM TotalSpaces2[6385]: Error loading /Library/ScriptingAdditions/Adobe Unit Types.osax/Contents/MacOS/Adobe Unit Types: dlopen(/Library/ScriptingAdditions/Adobe Unit Types.osax/Contents/MacOS/Adobe Unit Types, 262): no suitable image found. Did find:
/Library/ScriptingAdditions/Adobe Unit Types.osax/Contents/MacOS/Adobe Unit Types: no matching architecture in universal wrapper
13/12/8 11:54:37.867 AM TotalSpaces2[6385]: Performance: Please update this scripting addition to supply a value for ThreadSafe for each event handler: "/Library/ScriptingAdditions/SIMBL.osax"
13/12/8 11:54:37.973 AM Dock[6381]: TotalSpacesInjector v1.1.6 received init event
13/12/8 11:54:37.975 AM Dock[6381]: Loaded bundle from path: /Library/ScriptingAdditions/TotalSpaces.osax/Contents/Resources/TotalSpaces.bundle
13/12/8 11:54:37.975 AM Dock[6381]: TotalSpacesInjector: Installing TotalSpaces …
13/12/8 11:54:37.975 AM Dock[6381]: [TotalSpaces] FastSwitch2 © 2011-2013 Switchstep is association with BinaryAge
13/12/8 11:54:37.975 AM Dock[6381]: [TotalSpaces] FastSwitch2 is being initialized
13/12/8 11:54:37.976 AM Dock[6381]: [TotalSpaces] Mavericks detected
13/12/8 11:54:37.982 AM Dock[6381]: [TotalSpaces] FastSwitch2 ready v2.0.12
13/12/8 11:54:37.983 AM Dock[6381]: Loaded bundle from path: /Library/ScriptingAdditions/TotalSpaces.osax/Contents/Resources/GridZoom.bundle
13/12/8 11:54:40.619 AM TotalSpaces2[6385]: Monitoring Dock 6381
13/12/8 11:54:42.032 AM TotalSpaces2[6385]: Bartender: Loaded BartenderHelperSixtySeven