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Spaces peculiarity System
Often when I opened the spaces-overview rapidly in succession I noticed that windows were consolidated in my current space. I always considered this a bug, but now I'm starting to doubt it.

If you rapidly press the Spaces button four times all your windows will be on your current active space. Apparently you can then select any of these windows and do what you want with them, e.g. resize them, hide them.

Afterwards if you press the Spaces button again, all of your windows will be at their original location, but any changes will still be executed. Unfortunately Exposť to view all windows won't work.

Whether this has any practical use is of course a different question, if anyone has suggestions, please do comment.

[crarko adds: I have a tough time reproducing this. I'm pretty sure this is a designed behavior of Spaces for doing window management, but can't be sure either.]
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Spaces peculiarity
Authored by: Crazor on Feb 01, '11 08:38:04AM

I can't reproduce this.



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Spaces peculiarity
Authored by: timer on Feb 01, '11 08:45:18AM

Rapidly invoke Spaces holding shift and it gets really funky.



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Spaces peculiarity
Authored by: filipesmg on Feb 01, '11 09:00:02AM

I think I can reproduce it this way: in the Spaces view, press the spaces key twice. But what happens is that all the windows of spaces different than 1 disappears from the spaces view. I don't know if this is the correct behavior.



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Spaces peculiarity
Authored by: asmeurer on Feb 01, '11 09:17:33AM

That definitely sounds like a bug, not a feature.



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Spaces peculiarity
Authored by: xhinter on Feb 01, '11 02:24:38PM

OS version? I couldn't reproduce it in 10.5.8.



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Spaces peculiarity
Authored by: Tantali on Feb 01, '11 02:42:43PM

I'm on 10.6.6 (although it probably exists in Snow Leopard altogether).
I've tried it on a new user account and it works. I can't think of any reasons why it would only work for me...
Just to be sure: lets say you assigned spaces in the system-preferences to the F8-button. Simply press this button 4 times in succession in lets say, about a second. You should then see all windows from different spaces slide into the current space.



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Spaces peculiarity
Authored by: inhouseprod on Feb 01, '11 05:00:15PM

Apparently if you hit the spaces button one more time after that all the windows go back to their original location.



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Spaces peculiarity
Authored by: chocky on Feb 01, '11 05:14:56PM
At first I thought I couldn't reproduce this behaviour either. After several tries was finally able to get it to work but even now, as crarko mentions, I have trouble duplicating this function so I'm inclined to think it's more bug than feature.

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Spaces peculiarity
Authored by: dandj on Feb 01, '11 09:22:08PM

Definitely reproducible in 10.6..6, but seemingly only if you are in Space 1 before using F8. If I'm in any other space, the F8 function works fine.



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