Stage Manager and Desktop
Fix the Disappearing Apps
Earlier this week I installed macOS 14 (Sonoma). One of the first things I noticed was that every time I clicked the Desktop, all my open windows would move away. I didn't like this behavior. Turns out this is a default feature of Sonoma.
Apparently Apple wants people to use Stage Manager to manage their desktop. Stage Manager came out in last year's release.
While this might be "cool" I don't like it, and I wanted to revert to the "old way."
To disable the feature:
- Click on the Apple Menu and select "System Settings..."
- Select "Desktop & Dock" on the left menu.
- Then in the "Desktop & Stage Manager" section, make sure the "Check wallpaper to reveal desktop" is set to "Only in Stage Manager"
See the image:
Review of macOS 14 (Soon!)
I am still playing around with macOS 14 (Sonoma) and I'll blog about it next week. I did let other people know that this isn't really a much-have update.