How to make a single window on Mac OS X sticky to every desktop space?

All we need is an easy explanation of the problem, so here it is.

I’m trying to make a single terminal window appear on every space but the built in spaces only allow to configure this per application basis. This makes it more or less useless for terminals if you have multiple terminal windows on multiple spaces.

DesktopManager seams to have solved this for older versions of Mac OS X.

How to solve :

I know you bored from this bug, So we are here to help you! Take a deep breath and look at the explanation of your problem. We have many solutions to this problem, But we recommend you to use the first method because it is tested & true method that will 100% work for you.

Method 1

The 3rd party software Afloat can do this. See the installation instructions:.

  1. Download the SIMBL zip file
  2. Unzip the file
  3. Double-click/install SIMBL-0.9.9.pkg
  4. Create SIMBL bundle dir: mkdir ~/Library/Application\ Support/SIMBL/Plugins/
  5. Reboot
  6. Install from the git repo:
$ git clone
$ cd afloat
$ xcodebuild -configuration Release install
  # verbose output trimmed, except for last line:
$ mv /tmp/Afloat.dst/Users/`whoami`/Library/Bundles/Afloat.bundle/ ~/Library/Application\ Support/SIMBL/Plugins/

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Method 2

Not obvious but built into MacOS.

Right click on the application icon in the dock -> options -> All Desktops

Note: Use and implement method 1 because this method fully tested our system.
Thank you 🙂

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