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Use virtual desktops in OS X
Authored by: macmath on Apr 25, '03 02:22:55PM

You are correct in that LiteSwitch is very nice. They do have
some similar functions. I tried it for a short time, but I would
not say I tried it long enough to become proficient enough to
give it a fair evaluation vs VirtualDesktops. I'll just state some
perceived differences and ask that you follow up and resolve
them for me if they are wrong.
1) When using two applications between which I expect to need
to drag-and-drop, I have them in the same desktop in
VirtualDesktops. This seems to be difficult in Single Application
Mode. (I imagine that there is some [easy] way around this that
I am not aware of).
2) With VirtualDesktop, you have access (via Menubar and
Pager) to select any specific open window of any application.
3) With VirtualDesktop, you can have Mouse Focusing to switch
between open windows without clicking.
4) With VirtualDesktop, you can set different applications to
behave differently with respect to the opening of new windows,
behave differently with respect to Mouse Focusing, etc.
5) With VirtualDesktop, you can have some applications visible
in all desktops (and so at all times).
6) With VirtualDesktop, you can have some windows of
Application1 in the same desktop with Application2, and other
windows of Application1 in other desktops. Being stuck with
only one application at a time seems like a shortcoming to me,
and taking the time to switch in and out of Single Application
Mode seems like a bother.

I have to go for now; if I think of others, I'll post again. As
with any utility such as this, you only realize the flexibility and
strength of the utility when you use it for awhile and find the
need to do certain things. With VirtualDesktop, the road to
these extra capabilities is very intuitive. Therefore, I imagine
that LiteSwitch has answers to many of these, but I just did not
use it long enough to need or find them.



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