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Serenak

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Icon 1 posted August 07, 2006 12:51      Profile for Serenak     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Yeah Steve might shoot this down by announcing something "cool" today...

But if you ever hankered after Linux style virtual desktops on OSX I found something that works for me...

Sure there has been Desktop Manager... but I tried that and it always seemed a bit kludgy to me.

I found Virtue Desktops which is not the same sort of implementation as in Linux but works nice and seems very "Mac like"

Just thought I would share that with you all if anyone is interested... Oh yeah and it is free...

[Big Grin]

OK, it is not perfect yet... but I have not found any really major flaws in it... if you want the auto swapping to work you have to keep an app open on the desktop you want to swap to or it will just open on the current desktop but hey... better than no virtual desks at all and less processor intensive than using the Fast User Switching to get the same effect... and a neat set of animations too...

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Snaggy

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Icon 1 posted August 07, 2006 13:29      Profile for Snaggy   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Spaces... coming next Spring. [Big Grin]

http://www.apple.com/macosx/leopard/spaces.html

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maximile

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Icon 1 posted August 07, 2006 13:35      Profile for maximile   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
And I have to say... Spaces looks awesome. Especially the way you can drag stuff around between all four spaces in thumbnail mode.

I had that other virtual desktop thing because I wanted to try to get Smackbook working, but I lost interest fairly soon.

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Colonel Panic
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Icon 2 posted August 07, 2006 18:26      Profile for Colonel Panic         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Duuuude,

That's the thing about a Mac -- it's just so kewl, so hip that next spring is sooo yesterday.

I mean virtual desktops? Spaces, That's just so August 7, 2006.

[Wink]

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GrumpySteen

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Icon 1 posted August 07, 2006 18:42      Profile for GrumpySteen     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Wow. I'm almost as impressed as I was in the mid 80's when the first virtual desktops starting showing up.

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jordanv
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Icon 1 posted August 07, 2006 22:18      Profile for jordanv     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Spaces is cool. Not overly original, except in UI, but that isn't a bad thing because I judge the quality of OSX features by my father's ability to use it effectively within five to ten minutes.

This will certainly be very helpful, I am assuming that you will be able to assign different desktops to different monitors though.

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zesovietrussian
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Icon 1 posted August 08, 2006 18:44      Profile for zesovietrussian     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Woohoo, a virtual desktop manager, something linux had back in the days when dinosaurs roamed the earth. Now, can Apple please release something truly new and exciting, so their stock can finally break 70?

*grumble* should've shorted on aug 3rd *grumble*

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Tut-an-Geek

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Icon 1 posted August 08, 2006 18:53      Profile for Tut-an-Geek   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by zesovietrussian:
Now, can Apple please release something truly new and exciting, so their stock can finally break 70?

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Some of us long-haul investors are doing quite nicelly, none the less [Smile]

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zesovietrussian
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Icon 1 posted August 08, 2006 18:59      Profile for zesovietrussian     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I was referring to the recent few months, the time after almost every tech stock took a nosedive.
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