Desktop Manager
Desktop Manager
0.5.4r1

4.5

Desktop Manager free download for Mac

Desktop Manager

0.5.4r1
28 March 2007

Seamlessly switch between multiple desktops.

Overview

Desktop Manager is a free virtual desktop manager that places an unobtrusive desktop pager in the menubar and allows fast switching of desktops either with hotkeys or by clicking in the pager. It is designed to be fast, lightweight, and Just Works. It is released under the GNU General Public License.

What's new in Desktop Manager

Version 0.5.4r1:
  • Fixed Old CoreGraphic Implementations

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rsgleason
09 August 2011

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I the creator of Desktop Manager needs to seriously consider dusting off Desktop Manager and make it compatiable for OS 10.7 Lion (Lion needs help). I've always considered Desktop Manager as being superior to Apple's Spaces anyway. In its day it was an excellant program, now is the time to bring it out of retirement and update it for 10.7 Lion.
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deblogs
03 January 2017
You sent me a new link but I have an old IBook G4 and the link doesn't work for me.
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claudeantony78
04 September 2014
I just downloaded Destop manager version 0.5.4r1 on my MacBook AIr (OSX19.9) but when I openthe application the manager stays few second on top right of the sceen then dissapear. Not stabe not usable... so what to do to get is in place and useful ? Any comments to me to help ? Many thanks Claude
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juliecooly
17 January 2013
I was just wondering if anything has been resolved here about DM...I just foolishly (I guess) upgraded from OS 10.4.11 to Snow Leopard and on to Mountain Lion....now I have DM but my active Desktop is the only one available besides a screen called dashboard. I can get to my active screen but, only have a grey screen on any of the other Desk tops. I totally miss DM...does anyone have an answer for moi?
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juliecooly
juliecooly
17 January 2013
Almostr forgot...I'm using an IMAC mid 2007 and it has been great!
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Jpwgibson
20 August 2012
Fantastic stuff! Only recently gotten into using Spaces on my newer machines, so was delighted to find something which is compatible with my old PowerBook G4. And what's more, it's actually more impressive than some of the options for newer machines. Loaded with features and options. A brilliant piece of work.
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SickTeddyBear
27 June 2012
An unofficial update that works with Snow Leopard (but not Lion): http://lymes.altervista.org/blog/?p=47
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Jpwgibson
Jpwgibson
30 October 2012
Thanks for posting this; unfortunately, the link doesn't seem to be correct - any chance of a revision?
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rsgleason
09 August 2011
CORRECTION - I think** the creator of Desktop Manager needs to seriously consider dusting off Desktop Manager and make it compatiable for OS 10.7 Lion (Lion needs help). I've always considered Desktop Manager as being superior to Apple's Spaces anyway. In its day it was an excellant program, now is the time to bring it out of retirement and update it for 10.7 Lion.
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Version 0.5.4r1
rsgleason
09 August 2011
I the creator of Desktop Manager needs to seriously consider dusting off Desktop Manager and make it compatiable for OS 10.7 Lion (Lion needs help). I've always considered Desktop Manager as being superior to Apple's Spaces anyway. In its day it was an excellant program, now is the time to bring it out of retirement and update it for 10.7 Lion.
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Version 0.5.4r1
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Sikosis
Sikosis
22 August 2011
Please consider doing a Lion (Intel x64) version of your Desktop Manager. I am missing Spaces and you're saying it's better than Space, even better for all of us.
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Nicolasd
Nicolasd
27 August 2011
agreed. i'm missing Spaces-like functionality in Lion.
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BizKing
BizKing
08 November 2011
I absolutely agree, I am lost without the on-screen indication of where I am. As for using remote machine well, if you are using Spaces, forget it! I need to change spaces remotely and a simple mouse controlled interface is perfect for me. I am also trying to recover from a stroke, so need to manage my fatigue very carefully! I miss the Desktop Manager that I have on my old G5s quite badly!
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Rick-Morales
07 April 2011
I downloaded the program and tried opening it. I did this several times and I could never get it to open. I did this several times with no luck! I have a brand new 27' iMac OS X (3months old)...why isn't it working? Any suggestions? Once fixed I will increase my rating, but I can't really rate it without it working first, Thanks!
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Gex2501
Gex2501
22 July 2011
Probably because the program hasn't been updated to work beyond 10.4 Apple created Spaces that does things fairly similar in 10.5 - 10.6. The new Lion 10.7 messed up Spaces in my opinion, I'm hoping this program can be updated to work in 10.7
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Star-antares
20 April 2009
I have been using Desktop Manager (for PPC-- 0.5.3) successfully (I LOVE IT!) with Tiger for many months. However, I recently updated the Mac Software (to Java release 8, Security-update-2009-001, Safari 3.2.1, and Quicktime 7.6) and suddenly I am having the same problems that others have reported: pager and window name only showing in Desktop where DM was launched and not being able to move applications to other windows. It seems like the bugs in DM 0.5.4 have been mimicked by these "upgrades". Any ideas? Might this help debug these problems?
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Akrobat
06 May 2008
I've a Macbook and an eMac. I use Spaces on my Macbook and was looking for a similar app for my eMac. All I need is the option to allocate the main menu to the middle mouse button (like Spaces). Click the middle button, choose a desktop and that's it! Same problem here as in VirtueDesktops. Doesn't exist in this app either.
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App requirements: 
  • Intel 32
  • Mac OS X 10.3.9 or later
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