Post how you work on your Mac

Discussion in 'Picture Gallery' started by DeSnousa, Jun 4, 2006.

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    DeSnousa

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    I thought it would be cool to post how you have your screen real-estate organised when working/study. Do you switch style around a lot or do you have the same layout all the time? Is your style clean or is it messy?

    I'll start, I'm a boring guy who has the same clean (well I think) layout all the time. Never change, if I do its only minor. iTunes keeps me sane while studying ;)

    Yes I know this is a random thread idea, but I was studying and realised I always have this boring but productive layout :eek: (Productive apart from iTunes ;))
     

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    XIII

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    Mine is pretty messy really.

    I have Word open on the top, when I'm working, then Safari underneath. iTunes under that, keeping me sane as you put it (;)), and iChat (and sometimes MSN) open, so I am always only an IM away (although my status is usually away).

    Nice thread, I like it.

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    DeSnousa

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    Yeah I revert from MSN ;)

    I usually use Safari a lot in the process of studying, but it's closed when not in use or either it's hidden.

    I really want a bigger screen, my only computer is my iBook 12" which is great but sometimes to small to work on.
     
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    XIII

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    Yeah. You can see from my screenshot I have the page at 112% big in Word, and I could easily fit another at that size (width wise) next to it. I moved from 1024*768 to 1680*1050, and its been great. :)
     
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    iAlan

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    Work?

    My Mac is for fun, no work goin' on here....

    :p

    and another....

    :p
     
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    Shotglass

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    Actually, I took a screen very recently. I titled the file "Dual DVI wanted.jpg". Here we go:
    [​IMG]
    EDIT: Well, it's not really working, but it's what I do on monday mornings.
    Description:
    Browser - Spiegel online, German news magazine.
    iTunes window - Tagesschau podcast, another news magazine, this time TV.
    Skype - conversation with a friend of mine plus contact list
    Adium - just my little contact list
    Dock - nah, I've said enough ;)
     
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    realityisterror

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    How I "work" or "study"?
    I'm not sure what you mean :p

    Here's my summertime screenshot:
    [​IMG]

    Check the tab titles :)
     
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    iSaint

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    From the thread title, I was think more along the lines of the fact that I sit on my buttocks on the couch with my iBook in my lap. That's how I work on my Mac.

    Screenwise, the 14" screen with 1024 resolution limits what is viewable on the screen. I use alt-tab and alt-~ a lot to go between working screens. I'll have Entourage, Firefox, Adium, Word open at any given time.
     

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    BlizzardBomb

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    mark!

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    [​IMG]

    Mostly ImageReady & Photoshop.

    Click for bigger.
    The cartoon thingy that .. is over the starbucks isn't something I made, I was just making a *.gif of it.
     
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    Felldownthewell

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    I used to keep everything very orderly on my XP machine. Then came OSX and expose. And so we have this:
     

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    steelphantom

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    "Riot Porn"? :eek:
     
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    Felldownthewell

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    ahahahahahaha


    Its a blog with pictures from riots- among activists pictures of riots are known as riot porn- heres the link (work safe. Unless your boss does not like riots)
    Here yah go

    It may be a bit weired but it passes the time.
     
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    calebjohnston

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    My boss likes when I openly discuss riots and mutiny within a workplace.
     
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    Felldownthewell

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    Mine too.

    Oh wait.

    I dont have a job. :D

    And since I go to an art school anything political is seen as good :rolleyes:

    So maybe its not work safe...i don't know.
     
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    Josias

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    Here t'is. I have MSN, iTunes, GarageBand and Safari. Pretty simple. We have exams now, so not much work to do:D
    [​IMG]
     
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    iGary

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    Writing and research mode today...

    [​IMG]
     

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    mad jew

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    Wow. Word (or Pages) documents look pathetic on a 30" screen. :eek:
     
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    Sorry if this is a stupid question, but how do I get/use tabs?
     
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    iGary

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    Pages.

    Yeah, prolly the best computer-related purchase I have ever made. :eek:
     
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    If you're using Safari, just hit File>New Tab...Pretty much the same in any web browser that supports tabs...
     
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    mad jew

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    Enable them in the Tabs pane of Safari's Preferences. :)
     
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    iGary

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    You have to enable tabbed browsing first.

    Safari->Perferences->Tabbed Browsing->Enable Tabbed Browsing.
     
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    Blah blah blah, give me my fifteen minutes of fame, and then you can continue yours iGary. Lol, just kidding. Yeah I forgot about that, mine came enabled though...
     
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    Geez, I'm gone for 15 minutes and I come back to read five responces on how to do it. Thanks!


    Anyways since school's out, I don't have much "work" anymore, but I was pulling up a re-enactment of my screen on June 1st.

    [​IMG]
     

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