Spaces Spaces Spaces
Your rating: Now say why...

0

For a more intuitive Spaces experience in Mac OS X 10.5.   Free
Add to my Watch List
Email me when discounted
Spaces Spaces Spaces is for users who get frustrated when the new Spaces feature on Mac OS X 10.5 fails to do what they expect (like when it frantically switches spaces whenever I switch between different applications).

Spaces Spaces Spaces is a partial attempt at a remedy. It works by injecting a small piece of code into the Dock. The code will prevent the Dock from switching to a different space immediately after switching to a different application (using Command-Tab, for instance). The result is a (hopefully) more intuitive Spaces experience.
What's New
Version 1.0.1:
  • Compatibility update to support Mac OS X 10.5.1.
Requirements
Intel, Mac OS X 10.5.0 or 10.5.1






Spaces Spaces Spac... User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 1.x:
Your rating: Now say why...
Overall:

sort: smiles | time
burypromote
528 83 tipped on 17 Dec 2007
I don't think deactivating the auto switch in spaces is a useful solution to the problem. some notifications by the system are important and worth to look at in the same time they appear, others are just infos of low priority-kind (new update available). spaces is not the issue here, it's simply the none existent prioritization of system alerts.
[Version 1.0.1]


burypromote

+680
sjk commented on 14 Nov 2007
Yep, Spaces is begging for an option to disable auto-switching that allows explicit control over when space switching occurs. Complex usage can easily demand too much conscious attention and effort trying to anticipate its seemingly unpredictable (at times) switching (mis)behavior.

Right now I'm running VirtueDesktops on Tiger without any annoyingly interfering auto-switching enabled, which makes Command-Tab and Dock simply bring the selected application to the foreground whether or not it has any associated windows in the current space. Overall it's more manageable and tolerable for me that way, even with other bugs/quirks related to switching and keeping multiple for different apps where they belong.

So, personally, the combination of space auto-switching with bugs and/or poor design choices may be acceptable for simple, casual usage but it definitely makes an unpleasant long-term usage experience. YMMV. :)
[Version 1.0]


burypromote

+3
pascalpp commented on 13 Nov 2007
this is a great solution. looks like you can click an app in the dock once to switch to an app without switching spaces, allowing you to open a new (e.g. Safari) window in the current space. or click the app in the dock twice to switch to the frontmost window in another space.

unfortunately, it doesn't work if you use Quickeys to switch apps. i have tons of quickeys shortcuts set up for switching apps, and invoking those still causes Spaces to jump around willy-nilly.

I just wish Apple would add a checkbox to the Spaces prefpane to turn off auto-switching. Then it would work out of the box for newbies, and still provide the flexibility that power users require.
[Version 1.0]


burypromote
-1

+2
studiodave56 commented on 13 Nov 2007
One more of those fix what is not broke things I have seen lately. That is the way it is supposed to work leave it alone.
[Version 1.0]

2 Replies

burypromote
volcanophile replied on 13 Nov 2007
To StudioDave: why would you make a comment like that. If you like spaces the way it is just be happy. Don't get down on the rest of us for wanting more out of our mac experience. For the rest of us that were used to VirtueDesktops, spaces leaves much to be desired. I for one appreciate what the developer is trying to do. Dave, if you need to be negative, do it somewhere else.
burypromote

+7
Mikuro replied on 17 Nov 2007
People don't write freeware like this for fun or profit. They write it because they feel the need for it. And they're nice enough to release it to the world so other people who feel that same need can benefit.

Apple is not perfect. Many of their decisions just don't suit some users, and some of their decisions are outright stupid. Spaces' behavior falls a little bit into both categories.

If you don't understand how or why spaces IS broken, I recommend reading the developer's blog. He gives a very clear example.
burypromote
Teslis had trouble on 15 Nov 2007
How can I uninstall this? It's actually making things harder for me.
[Version 1.0.1]

1 Reply

burypromote

+403
MacUpdate-Lon replied on 15 Nov 2007
You should contact the developer, the email address is in the lower right corner of this page:

http://www.scsc.no/
There are currently no ratings. Write a comment or review now.

Downloads:4,353
Version Downloads:3,408
Type:Utilities : Desktop
License:Free
Date:15 Nov 2007
Platform:Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
Overall (Version 1.x):
Features:
Ease of Use:
Value:
Stability:
Displaying 1-4 of 4
Displaying 1-1 of 1
-
-
-
Please login or create a new
MacUpdate Member account
to use this feature
Watch Lists are available to
MacUpdate Desktop Members
Upgrade Now
Install with MacUpdate Desktop.
Save time moving files & cleaning
up space wasting archives.
Spaces Spaces Spaces is for users who get frustrated when the new Spaces feature on Mac OS X 10.5 fails to do what they expect (like when it frantically switches spaces whenever I switch between different applications).

Spaces Spaces Spaces is a partial attempt at a remedy. It works by injecting a small piece of code into the Dock. The code will prevent the Dock from switching to a different space immediately after switching to a different application (using Command-Tab, for instance). The result is a (hopefully) more intuitive Spaces experience.


- -