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Mac OS X Leopard's Spaces

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  1. macrumors bot



    AppleInsider provides a look at Apple's implementation of Spaces in their upcoming Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard) and the origins of such virtual workspaces.
    The author believes that Apple successfully addressed both issues to make Spaces a useful addition to Mac OS X.

    Apple also provides a dedicated page describing the new feature of Leopard as well as a Quicktime movie demonstrating the feature.

    Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard is expected to be released this month.

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  2. macrumors 603


    I Dreamt Spaces Saved My Life

    I had a dream last night that Spaces really got me organized better than ever before.
  3. macrumors 68000

    I am so looking forward to this.

    I am so sick of the current solutions switching virutal spaces incorrectly when I open doc type X in space Y when application Z is was first opened in Y.

    Now that apple is standardizing virutal desktops windows should finally open in their correct spots.

  4. macrumors Penryn


    I want to know the keyboard shortcuts for this sucker.

    I still find application hiding and Exposé to work quite well.
  5. macrumors 68000


    in your dream, was it October or November?
  6. macrumors 6502a


    I think this is one feature I'm really looking forward to using, especially on a macbook pro.

    Very cool.
  7. macrumors 6502a


    did you notice ical in your dream? was it still october?!:D
  8. Administrator emeritus


    Lots of people on these forums seem to be having dreams about Leopard.
  9. macrumors demi-god


    I set my middle mouse button as the shortcut.Simply clicking it gives me a birds eye view of all the spaces.Clicking again takes me back to where I was or where I'm going.
  10. macrumors Penryn


    I thought you'd be able to set it to a mouse button.

    Definitely quad core Mac time for this.
  11. macrumors 68040


    You.. dream about operating systems? :confused:
  12. macrumors 601


    How about a "one core per desktop" mode, allowing easy user CPU allocation?

    Example (Core Duo Mac):
    - put Handbrake in a space by itself to give it a whole CPU to encode a DVD
    - put all your other apps in another space to share your other CPU
  13. macrumors regular


    Still expected to be this month? If there is nothing by tomorrow, let alone the end of this weekend, I'm going to break into a constant sweat :p
  14. macrumors 68020


    I must say, Spaces is one of the things I'd really see myself using a lot, however I wonder if I'd forget about conversations going on in different spaces too ? Quite likely.

    HAHA... that put a smile on my face.

    I'm not sure if I'd want to swap out Exposé for Spaces, as that's currently what I have my middle mouse button set as... when I'm using a mouse.
  15. macrumors 6502

    I really like these Apple Insider features, but for heck's sake, I WANT A RELEASE DATE, so I can go out and buy my MBP and get a copy of Leopard via up to date....

    BTW- Are they technically allowed to do these without violating their NDA, or is apple turning a blind eye, because it's free, very positive, advertising?
  16. macrumors 603


    Never Limit Handbrake's Access To All The Cores It Can Eat

    That's a bad example since Handbrake can use all available cores to crush As Fast As Possible (AFAP) and many other applications only need a small fraction of a core to run. Handbrake and Toast would be the last things I would ever want to limit core access to.

    Mail on the other hand, now there's a CORE HOG if I ever saw one - I would love to limit Mail to 25% of a core if I could.
  17. Administrator emeritus


    Interesting article, Spaces in one of the features of Leopard that I am really looking forward too. Think this will probably be my most used part of Leopard apart from the updated Finder.
  18. macrumors 65816


    Apparently, ctrl+1, +2,+3 and so on
  19. macrumors regular

    Funny. I'm very excited about Spaces though. Having multiple desktops is the one thing I missed when I switched from Linux.
  20. macrumors 6502a


    Very nice! I first used work spaces waaaay back in my HP-UX days almost ten years ago. (damn, I feel old)

    HP-UX's Visual User Environment defaulted to six workspaces but the number was configuable.

    Nice work, Apple!
  21. macrumors 65816


    Don't ask, don't tell. :p
  22. macrumors 68020


    I thought that was great !! :D
  23. macrumors 601


    Looks like the best implementation of a virtual desktop. Perhaps Quicklook will be the topic for Friday as we wait for the official shipping date. I wish I could dream about it. It hasn't even shipped in my dreams yet.

    Hopefully by Friday or Monday, some small HTML file will change on the Apple site that mentions a shipping date and a countdown.
  24. Administrator emeritus


    as well as crtl + arrow and F8
  25. macrumors 6502a

    I don't know about 25%, but if you start it from Terminal like this:
    nice /Applications/Mail.app/Contents/MacOS/Mail &

    it will be given a lower CPU priority than other programs.

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