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Authored by: fyngyrz on Apr 16, '10 08:26:45AM

I use multiple monitors. Spaces seems to me to be just a workaround for not having multiple monitors, so I've experienced no need for it or any of its clones (I'm running 10.5.)

As for expose, again, that's for when you have too much on one monitor, and multiple monitors is an elegant solution to keeping things organized in such a way that hunting for a buried window isn't something you need to do.

Given how inexpensive monitors and graphics cards are, I'm surprised more people don't go right for this kind of configuration; most macs support at least two monitors these days (and a macpro like mine can drive up to eight without even breaking a sweat.) You can buy a serviceable starter LCD monitor for around $100 these days (see, for instance.)

I suppose desk space could be an issue, but I simply designed my desk space around the idea that I'd have a bunch of monitors -- it seems like the obvious thing to do if productivity is the goal.


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Authored by: Mac Berry on Apr 16, '10 09:01:05AM

Bit difficult with a laptop used AS a laptop though eh? ;)

I agree though spaces is nothing more than multiple monitors on a single monitor. Expose on the other hand allows you to do so much, it's far more than something you can replicate just by having several monitors.


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Authored by: brucio on Apr 17, '10 01:31:50AM

I have an external monitor on my Macbook, and I can't imagine using it without Spaces (using Hyperspaces helps.) Space 1 is my Work space, with a Word processor and Outliner. Space 2 is my Web space, with browser and email. Space 3 is my Planning space, with OmniFocus and iCal. Space 4 is Parallels.

With so much screen space a click away, I find I really don't need Esposť.

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Authored by: beepotato on Apr 17, '10 02:09:23AM

I have an external monitor connected to my MacBook, and I uses Spaces with 9 spaces. Guess what? I still need Exposť in order to access all my windows, even with all that space available.

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