Multi-Window for MacOS X????

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by Macrazy, Aug 6, 2002.

  1. Macrazy macrumors newbie

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    I remember that NeXT OS, X-Window, SunOS have mutliwindow. Anyone know that Apple is working on it? We should have one for MacOS X. It will be neat!
     
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  3. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    If you are talking about virtual desktops then there is an app allready available for OSX, it's called Space and works very well.
     
  4. Macrazy thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yeah.. That one!. I forgot what it called.. Forgiving me! :D
     
  5. jelloshotsrule macrumors G3

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    can someone explain in basic terms how these things work and why i'd want to use them?

    thanks
     
  6. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    I just find it usefull not having to shrink apps to the dock whilst using others.
    For example, you could have one desktop where your email and web browser are allways open, another for photoshop work, another for VPC sessions etc.
     
  7. Macrazy thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I tested Space.app. It's not that great. It didnt change different desktop. Its only for windows.
     
  8. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    It's good enough for me!
     
  9. Gelfin macrumors 68020

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    You might also check out CodeTek Virtual Desktop. I played with a beta and aside from typical beta bugs it seemed okay. Downside is it's shareware. I haven't bought a copy because I don't really use virtual desktops all that much, even when I have them.

    edit: Note that CTVD has now been released, and presumably the beta bugs have been fixed.
     
  10. Ensign Paris macrumors 68000

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    One thing I miss from OS9 is that when I clicked on a Applications window all the windows come to the front that are part of that Application, where as in OSX only the window you activated comes to the front, anyone know a way of rectifying this?

    Ensign
     
  11. AlphaTech macrumors 601

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    Actually, when you click on the application from the dock, all the application windows come to the front... :p :D
     
  12. Ensign Paris macrumors 68000

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    make sense, but that would involved having to move my cursor up to and including 70cm! I just prefered OS9s way, but I am sure I will survive :)

    Ensign
     
  13. AlphaTech macrumors 601

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    Talk about lazy, sheeeesh :rolleyes: :p :D

    Move the doc to a position you like better (sounds like the right position is what you would want) and put links to your favorite applications at the top of the dock. Size it up or down to fit, and you have something close to the same place as under OS 9.x...

    Why does it seem like we (people in the US) are always coming up with the solutions for the brit's problems??? :eek: :p :D :cool:
     
  14. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    :eek: How dare you! :eek:

    :p :D :cool: :eek:
     
  15. Ensign Paris macrumors 68000

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    I just helped one dude from the US on a .mac issue! and a guy from the UK! As for politics GB likes to think he solves our problems but normally makes them more complex :) :) :)

    Ensign:p ;) :D
     
  16. Ensign Paris macrumors 68000

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    and I just remembered that Ive is British! Your Mac design problems are solved by fellow Britishers!

    Ensign
     
  17. Macrazy thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Mmmm..

    I am going to test CodeTek VirtualDesktop. You can see :ScreenShot I will let you know how was it..
     
  18. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    Re: Mmmm..

    That does look pretty sweet, think I'll give it a go too.
     
  19. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    You could always activate keyboard shortcuts, activate the dock from the shortcut, cursor to the desired application icon, and press <return>. Then, you wouldn't have to move the mouse.
     
  20. Royal Pineapple macrumors 65816

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    Re: Mmmm..

    how can you have over 700 mp3s with no playlists?
    but the app looks cool i think ill try it.
    is it shareware?
    freeware?:D
    or comercial?
     

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