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OS 10.5 - Spaces on Mac OS 10.5


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Hi,

I have some trouble with SPACES. For example, when I open an Xcode editor with a C file in one space and another C file in another space and I then try to find a string in one of the files, it can happen that the pop-up window for the entry opens in another space. There are often these sudden jump to other spaces and I lose orientation on which space I actually am.
It is also confusing with eyetv. I watch TV in one space and my control to switch the channels is all over the place. Sometime I have to go through all spaces to find that control.
Somehow, there should be more consistency. When I work in one space, I'd prefer things to happen in just this space until I decide to switch the space. Popup windows should always pop-up in the space I am in, without jumps to another.

Maybe there are settings to prevent this but I haven't seen any in the preferences. Any help is greatly appreciated.
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I think spaces is meant to be application specific. Each application should be in one space. Btw, when you are in spaces birds-eye view (F8) you can press F9 to activate expose and all your individual windows in each space will show up...
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Go to your System Preferences and open up the Expose & Spaces preference pane. Click on the Spaces tab and look at the middle. There is something called Application Assignments. You can force an application to stay on a single desktop using this option.


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Do you think any third party apps will let us just keep certain dock icons for apps in certain spaces?

Right now Spaces just seems like a fancier Expose. I originally though you could have for example space number three just for doing keynote and have no dock and just Mail in another. I mean, I know you can do that now but I'm talking about different wallpaper, dock icons the whole nine.
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Thanks for the input.
The "Application assignment" feature in spaces seems to assigns an application to a certain space and is more of interest to those who really want to divide their desktop in such a way that certain things happen in a particular space. But personally, I prefer just a bigger desktop that is dynamically assigned. I was used to the extended desktop under Linux.
The bird-eye view feature on Leopard (on F8 key by default) is really a good thing. Thanks for that, goobimama. This missed that feature, initially.
This is quick and you can move windows easily from one space to another.
I put that feature on my third mouse button and it works like a charm for me.
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