Virtue Desktops alternatives?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by rogersmj, Feb 23, 2007.

  1. rogersmj macrumors 68020

    rogersmj

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    If you use multiple desktops, what do you use and do you know of any viable alternatives to Virtue Desktops other than Desktop Manager (which is PPC, and I don't want to run stuff through Rosetta)? I like Virtue Desktops, but it's buggy and randomly quits on me a lot. It's also inconsistent in how it handles certain use cases of windows/apps being on other desktops. I haven't been able to find any alternatives.
     
  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

    robbieduncan

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    Wait a few months until Spaces is available as part of Leopard?
     
  3. Scottyk9 macrumors 6502a

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    there is a universal version of desktop manager floating around out there - it's what I use, and works well for me

    don't know of any other options (aside from spaces)
     
  4. rogersmj thread starter macrumors 68020

    rogersmj

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    Not exactly a solution. I kind of want to get stuff done now, not in a few months.

    I found the UB version of Desktop Manager here. Seems to work well for switching desktops, but I haven't been able to get any existing windows to move to a different desktop. Neither the hot keys nor the operations menu does a damn thing when I tell it to move a window to a different desktop. That's kind of discouraging. Anyone else run into this problem?
     
  5. clevin macrumors G3

    clevin

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    virtual desktops is a derivation of desktop manager, as VD's author states, so my impression is DM probably will not continue by its original author anymore.

    But, a link from you would be appreciated.
     
  6. dstearns96 macrumors member

    dstearns96

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    vd

    i use virtuedesktops, but is no longer under development so I think that desktop manager will continue. leopard is expensive and is only a little bit better than tiger (that's what my mac came with).
     

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