View Full Version : Request: 10.5 Exposť clone for 10.7

Feb 23, 2011, 06:45 AM

I'm pretty sure that the current method to get 10.5 style Exposť in 10.6 will not work for 10.7 Lion.

This means that, for those of us that prefer the old 10.5 style Exposť from Leopard have two options:
1) Whine and Complain
2) Start making our own 10.5 style Exposť clone

While Option 1 is easier and will happen not matter what, I think that Option 2 is a better solution to the problem given that there are already a number of Exposť Clones for Windows Vista, 7 and Linux. Unfortunately I only have a little programming experience and cannot make a robust Exposť clone; however, there are a lot of Macrumors Members with a good amount of programming experience that might be able and willing to take this challenge on.

Personally, I would be willing to pay between $20 and $40 for a good 10.5 Exposť clone that works with 10.7 because a proper Exposť is critical to my work flow and I would like to be able to enjoy the benefits and improvements of 10.7 while maintaining a 10.5 Exposť experience. Given the large number of people who supported the previous 10.6 mod/hack I imagine that there is a marginally decent market for a good 10.5 clone.

The purpose of this topic/post is to signal interest in a 10.5 style Exposť clone for 10.7.

It is NOT intended to start an argument on 10.5 vs. 10.6 vs. 10.7. There is already a topic with tons of posts going back and forth (see link at top). Some people like 10.5, some people like 10.6, some will like 10.7, some don't care. There are a number of us that love 10.5 but hate 10.6 and we would like to have a discussion on bringing 10.5 style Exposť to 10.7 without a big argument about which is better.

YES, I know that 10.7 is out yet and we don't know that Exposť will be like. But we can be reasonably certain that the overall style of 10.6 with grid-aligned, similar sized, large spaced snap-shot views will be preserved.

Dec 21, 2011, 07:44 AM
If only we had know it would have been so much worse than SL...
Does anyone know if anything like this exists?

Dec 21, 2011, 07:57 AM
Not quite what you're looking for, but maybe a stopgap solution. (http://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/show-windows/id458708703?mt=12)

Krazy Bill
Dec 21, 2011, 12:40 PM
Another app here. (But not even close to what 10.5/10.6 had). (http://manytricks.com/witch/)

Dec 21, 2011, 03:06 PM
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Another app here. (But not even close to what 10.5/10.6 had). (http://manytricks.com/witch/)

I also use Witch
Good replacement for Expose

Krazy Bill
Dec 21, 2011, 06:05 PM
I also use Witch
Good replacement for Expose

Maybe I'm wrong but Witch only works with the keyboard I think. There's no trackpad input?