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10.5: Use Spaces to isolate virtual machine sessions
Authored by: teilo on Nov 09, '07 07:23:19AM

Well, for one, you can arrange your windows as you want them, and not have them screwed around with by other apps. I often have a workspace setup with a variety of windows from different applications arranged for easy access. But I also need my email and chat clients, and I don't want them getting in the way of my workspace windows.

If I wanted to do this all with Expose, I would constantly be futzing around with selecting window after window in Expose. Why? I can instantly silde to a space, and its all there. And I can reserve a space for temporary work, like file management.

Expose is like Spotlight. It lets you control your chaos without eliminating it. Spaces is like Finder. It lets you setup and use a neatly organized workspace.

Frankly, I use spaces constantly, and almost never touch Expose anymore.



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10.5: Use Spaces to isolate virtual machine sessions
Authored by: Mac Berry on Nov 09, '07 07:41:50AM

Actually that's helped me understand Spaces no-end, thanks.

I think the reason I don't see Expose and Spaces as very different is that I run almost everything full screen because of my relatively small screen (MacBook Pro). Given that, there's not a lot of difference between the two - they are both just a collection of full screen windows with no layout as such.

If I had enough room on my monitor to arrange collections of related windows together (e.g. for dragging images from finder to a word doc), then spaces could become very useful. As it is, I just drag from one full screen window, to bottom right (Expose hot corner), hover over the window I want to drag to, then to that window.

Mark



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10.5: Use Spaces to isolate virtual machine sessions
Authored by: interlard on Nov 10, '07 06:29:50PM

I never saw the use of Exposť (or Spaces) hot corners until you explained what you use them for: drag & drop. This is GENIUS. Thanks!



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