Desktop Manager
Desktop Manager
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Desktop Manager free download for Mac

Desktop Manager

Version 0.5.4r1

Seamlessly switch between multiple desktops.

Desktop Manager 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 version 0.5.4r1

Updated on Mar 28 2007

Version 0.5.4r1:
  • Fixed Old CoreGraphic Implementations

Information

License

Free

Size

272 KB

Downloads

248897

App requirements

  • Intel 32
  • Mac OS X 10.3.9 or later
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Richmond
Richmond
May 30 2021
0.5.4r1
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May 30 2021
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Version: 0.5.4r1
As the standard MacOS 11 "Spaces" are utter ****, and the XFCE Linux multiple desktops are fantastic, and your WONDERFUL Desktop Manager almost exactly mimics the XFCE desktop manager, Please, Please, PLEASE run up an Intel 64 bit version.
larssejerup
larssejerup
Feb 12 2021
0.5.4r1
3.0
Feb 12 2021
3.0
Version: 0.5.4r1
This is the 2007 version. Is there a 2021 version also?
nickeb
nickeb
Jun 1 2020
0.5.4r1
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Jun 1 2020
0.0
Version: 0.5.4r1
does not work. try to run it it flashes onto screen then vanishes
deblogs
deblogs
Jan 3 2017
0.5.4r1
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Jan 3 2017
0.5
Version: 0.5.4r1
You sent me a new link but I have an old IBook G4 and the link doesn't work for me.
claudeantony78
claudeantony78
Sep 4 2014
0.5.4r1
2.0
Sep 4 2014
2.0
Version: 0.5.4r1
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
juliecooly
juliecooly
Jan 17 2013
0.5.4r1
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Jan 17 2013
0.5
Version: 0.5.4r1
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?
Jpwgibson
Jpwgibson
Aug 20 2012
0.5.4r1
5.0
Aug 20 2012
5.0
Version: 0.5.4r1
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.
SickTeddyBear
SickTeddyBear
Jun 27 2012
0.5.4r1
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Jun 27 2012
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Version: 0.5.4r1
An unofficial update that works with Snow Leopard (but not Lion): http://lymes.altervista.org/blog/?p=47
rsgleason
rsgleason
Aug 9 2011
0.5.4r1
5.0
Aug 9 2011
5.0
Version: 0.5.4r1
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.
rsgleason
rsgleason
Aug 9 2011
0.5.4r1
5.0
Aug 9 2011
5.0
Version: 0.5.4r1
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.
Rick-Morales
Rick-Morales
Apr 7 2011
0.5.4r1
1.0
Apr 7 2011
1.0
Version: 0.5.4r1
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!
Star-antares
Star-antares
Apr 20 2009
0.5.4r1
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Apr 20 2009
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Version: 0.5.4r1
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?
Akrobat
Akrobat
May 6 2008
0.5.4r1
2.0
May 6 2008
2.0
Version: 0.5.4r1
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.
Subar
Subar
Apr 10 2008
0.5.4r1
1.0
Apr 10 2008
1.0
Version: 0.5.4r1
This is a terrible program for Leopard. It works so well with Tiger, but in Leopard, you can't switch applications between windows. A total failure.
Curranb79
Curranb79
Apr 4 2008
0.5.4r1
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Apr 4 2008
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Version: 0.5.4r1
I used Desktop Manager on OS 10.4 (for PPC) and LOVED it. When I upgraded to Leopard I was very disappointed with "Spaces" (it was hard to stay on the desktop you wanted to be on--apps kept trying to return to the desktop they'd been opened on, if you toggled between apps on your desktop you were suddenly back on another desktop, etc.) so I disabled it and installed Desktop Manager--but found that it had adopted the same functions as Spaces. I believe I was using 0.5.3 (I'm stuck on a PPC) so I don't know if 0.5.4r1 has overcome whatever it is that makes Spaces so unhelpful.
Nosalt
Nosalt
Nov 12 2007
0.5.4r1
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Nov 12 2007
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Version: 0.5.4r1
Has anybody tried this on Leopard yet??? I REALLY don't like "Spaces" and would like to continue using this on Leopard.
Jmark
Jmark
Sep 26 2007
0.5.4r1
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Sep 26 2007
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Version: 0.5.4r1
I love desktop manager but when I use the Apple(key)+tab to switch to another program it does not switch to the desktop when I select the program.
Terryjonesxp
Terryjonesxp
Aug 19 2007
0.5.4r1
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Aug 19 2007
0.0
Version: 0.5.4r1
Desktop Manageris a good product. Here is a list of the features that need to be added to make it even better. 1 . The ability to set a different background imge for each desktop. 2. Prefences /Desktop Pager/Location Please add an option of Top Center 3. Prefences /Name Display/ Position .Please add an option of Top Center.
Armatey007
Armatey007
Aug 16 2007
0.5.4r1
0.0
Aug 16 2007
0.0
Version: 0.5.4r1
I just downloaded version 0.5.4r1 onto my new macbookb pro and it works alright... but the desktop name only appears on the desktop which desktop manager was launched from AND I can't move a window from one desktop to another via a hotkey (i've changed the hotkey to a number of different combinations). Has anyone else had this problem?
Randrews
Randrews
Jul 13 2007
0.5.4r1
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Jul 13 2007
0.0
Version: 0.5.4r1
The only issue that I have with this release is that there was no PPC build supplied. The PPC systems are not going to be going away any time soon so shouldn't updates be ported to both platforms until the PPCs are no longer mainstream? I'd like to see the PPC have the same benefits as the intel platform until the PPC is no longer a viable platform to use. Seems like this is starting to become a trend with other development as well and people are not considering that a number of the G4 and G5 systems purchased in the last year are no where near end of life by any means. Boo for intel platform getting all the attention.
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