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OS 10.5 - Spaces- What is it exactly?


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I know it will let you switch between desktops with various programs, and quite honestly I have no use for this whatsoever. I'll just take the time to close programs and open others.

But is this thing a program? If so I'd be delighted, something extra I can uninstall =)
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It's more like a feature built into the OS, much like Expose or Dashboard. You won't be able to remove it, but you will surely be able to disable it.

I personally love the concept of Spaces. In fact, I've been using VirtueDesktops for several months and I couldn't imagine using my Macbook without it. I would suggest checking it out and then you'll understand the hype about Spaces.


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Having just had my first chance to load up and play with 10.5, I can say this. Spaces is nothing more than multiple desktops. There is an icon in the dashboard, you click it and it brings up a screen that allows you to switch between any number of desktops you desire. The number that will show up is set up from the System Prefs.

The downside? If your like me and you have Widgets (Yahoo/Konfabulator) on your desktop, they don't show up on every desktop. In order for them to, you have to open then separately on each desktop.

If you are on say desktop #4 and you have Safari on desktop #2, if you open Safari on desktop #4 it will flip you back to desktop #2 where it is already open.

I'm not sure if it is something I will use once I upgrade to 10.5 to be honest.


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i had a multi-desktop app on my computer. i thought it was cool. on screen i had homework going. on another i had some stuff i didn't want my gf to see. another screen had my email.

i could live without it, but i'm sure i could find it useful on 10.5 too.

EDIT: baggss, how did you get to use it already?
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Here is a shot of the spaces desktop selection Window:
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Will it be treating apps the same way it treats widgets? Could I theoretically have 4 copies of iTunes running at the same time?

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Will it be treating apps the same way it treats widgets? Could I theoretically have 4 copies of iTunes running at the same time?
Every time I tried to open an App on a desktop when it was already open on another, it switched me back to the other desktop automatically.


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That's good, sometimes VirtueDesktops has problems with that feature. I personally think it's a great idea, but then again, that's because that is how I want to use multiple desktops.

The one feature I like most about Spaces is the ability to view all of them Expose-like and drag applications from one desktop to the next.


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The one feature I like most about Spaces is the ability to view all of them Expose-like and drag applications from one desktop to the next.
Have not tried that. I will the next time I boot to it though.


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Ever tried Compiz or Beryl on Linux? Other than the CPU usage at times, I do gotta say it blows anything mac can do out of the water. Especially the number of options for multi-desktops, like spaces-style, a rotating cube, standard insta-change, etc.

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hott. you never answered my question in my other post though.
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No, I didn't.


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No, I didn't.
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In Leopard will we still be able to use Expose? Or is Spaces gonna take its place?
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