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View Poll Results: How many 'Spaces' do you use?

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  • None - I'm using OS X 10.4 or earlier

    11 6.88%
  • 1 - I don't use Spaces

    68 42.50%
  • 2

    18 11.25%
  • 3

    5 3.13%
  • 4

    46 28.75%
  • 5 or more

    12 7.50%
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  1. #1

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    Default POLL: How many 'Spaces' do you use?

    As the topic suggests, how do you use 'Spaces'? Do you arrange them in a row? a column? or a grid?

    I've found it convenient to run four spaces: VMware Fusion (fullscreen) in one space, Citrix client (to connect to work) in another, Canon Scangear in a third (because it insists on floating the progress bar on top of every other window), and everything else in another.
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  2. #2

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    4, with dual monitors. Mail/Address Book in 1, Coda/iTunes in 2, Safari/NNW in 3 and Transmission/Adium/Forklift/whatever in 4.

  3. #3

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    1- Safari
    2- Mail/iCal
    3- iTunes/Xtorrent
    4- Whatever else I'm using at the time.
    Works great!

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  4. #4

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    6...on a 13" MacBook :o I hate clutter...

    1. All my full screen stuff, Mail, Safari, iTunes, NNW etc.
    2. iChat - 4 Windows though, MSN, AIM, Bonjour and the chat window
    3. Pages
    4. Text Edit - multiple little text edit windows each with different notes and things in them
    5. Spare most of the time
    6. iCal

  5. #5

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    happy with 4

    1 - browsing

    2 - apple tv. itunes, visualhub

    3- chat clients

    4- movies only (porn +semi pron)
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  6. #6

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    four's good for me!!
    1 - itunes/adium
    2 - browsing
    3 - ical/email
    4 - messenger and whatever else

  7. #7

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    4
    1 - Web, messenger, mail
    2 - Photoshop and Illustrator
    3 - Dreamweaver and Safari (for testing the websites)
    4 - Everything else.

  8. #8

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    I only use 2 of the 4 I have enabled, but I have a dual monitor setup anyways...
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  9. #9

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    at work Dual screen..
    1 - Email/Safari, RSS, iChat, Pownce, itunes
    2 - ical/meetingmaker
    3 - office
    4 - Fusion full screen, and Terminal
    5 - citrix apps
    6 - remote desktop/microsoft

    At home dual screen:
    1 - same as work
    2 - Logic/Live/audio apps
    3 - Fusion full screen or terminal
    4 - Azureus/Soulseex :P

  10. #10

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    9 active at the moment,

    1. mail, address book
    2. safari, skitch
    3. iChat, skype
    4. eye tv
    5. iTunes, screen sharing
    6. iPhoto, CS3, iWeb
    7. macPAR, MTR, Toast, Transmission, Unison, Visual Hub,
    8. pages, numbers
    9. parallels


    All Spaces - Finder, System Prefs

  11. #11
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    dual screens running four spaces.
    1 is kept for happy apps like ichat skype mail safari itunes & irc.
    2 for Final Cut Pro
    3 for DVD Studio Pro
    4 for Motion and/or Compressor

    When not working I just move things around as I see fit.
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  12. #12

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    Wheres the "F*CK YOU SPACES AND YOUR SHITTY IMPLEMENTATION" option anyone from the IRC channel would know i hate spaces with a vengeance :P
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    None. Cmd+H when an app is not in use. Cmd+tab when app is needed, or one of the hotkeys for an app set up via quicksiliver. ctrl+option+s for safari, ctrl+option+m for mail, etc.

    I find that spaces would be much more useful if there was a little floating window that could be kept next to the dock showing all the spaces.

    A simple mouse click and you could switch to a different desktop, or drag windows from one desktop to another desktop. Like twm in the old Xwindows days. (Was it twm? It might have been mwm...)

    As well, having different desktops in each "space" would be beneficial, in my opinion. And being able to move to a space by moving the mouse to the edge of the current space. I know that there is an app that does this, but still...

    I find with exposé, as well as quicksilver and application hiding, spaces is seemingly unnecessary.

  14. #14

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    oh yeah semaja2, I know who yer on about... .5 seconds means a lot for him and productivity :P

  15. #15

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    1: web browsers
    2: email
    3: aperture/iphoto/gimp
    4: all IM apps (msn, skype, iChat)
    5: web dev apps (coda, etc)
    6: terminal windows, iTunes, Finder windows

    I freakin love spaces!

  16. #16

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    i said only 1, but after looking at what everyone else uses it for, i can actually see a use for it. Come to think of it, i really could use it more often
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  17. #17

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    Quote Originally Posted by semaja2 View Post
    Wheres the "F*CK YOU SPACES AND YOUR SHITTY IMPLEMENTATION" option anyone from the IRC channel would know i hate spaces with a vengeance :P
    That's funny, Spaces is the first Virtual Desktops implementation I have actually liked.

  18. #18

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    I don't use Spaces. Exposé alone suits me fine.

  19. #19

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    I only really use 3, and only at work.

    1: All my "personal internet apps" (MSN, Safari)
    2: Mail.app
    3: Citrix

    That be all.
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  20. #20

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    1. Camino, Safari, Twitteriffic
    2. Mail, iCal, Address Book, iChat, Adium, NetNewsWire
    3. iWork, Preview
    4. iLife
    5. Photoshop/Illustrator

    Finder opens everywhere. Everything else opens anywhere
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