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Bring the old Spaces back to Mavericks
Authored by: Mike Perry on Nov 02, '13 05:59:32AM

Quote: If I could somehow switch both monitors at once I'd love to have the menu bar on the second monitor, but since it's not an option it's a really productivity killer for me.

It's not a perfect solution, since it does require two keystrokes, but the Command-[number] shortcut I describe above does let you do that. For instance if you had four sets on the left monitor and four on the right, pressing Command-2 & Command-7 would give you the Desktop 2 and 7 combination. It's actually more powerful, since it lets you jump to any combination you'd like.

My main complaint is that the new features are so powerful, I find myself getting lost and not knowing which desktops I'm on. As a result, I end up with almost every app on one screen. It'd be great if there were some command, perhaps one of the Function key combinations, that's pop up a little window (like the volume setting) on each display, telling me which it is. Even better, would be a way to rename these desktops to something more useful, so the unhelpful Desktop 5 would become 5—Email & Calendar.

And yes, I've got one of the extra buttons on my mouse set up to display all the Mission Control desktops, but nothing is labeled so it still takes time to find what I'm looking for.

And I also know that the ability to set different desktops pictures for each desktop means I could put that labeling onto the picture itself. But that'd take time, wouldn't be that easy to change, and it isn't visible when a desktop is covered with windows.

I imagine most of our concerns will be addressed in time. Apple employees use their OS, so they've got as much reason to see it improved as we do. What we have now is far better than the original Spaces of several versions back.

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