How are you using Spaces?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by KelchM, Jul 11, 2008.

  1. KelchM macrumors regular

    Aug 17, 2007
    Hey guys.

    I've been playing with spaces lately, and got curious as to how others are using it. Right now I'm using the standard configuration of 4 spaces with my two screens (MacBook screen and 22" monitor).

    The way I have it set up right now the applications on the MacBook screen are static. In other words, both Adium and iTunes are on that screen and are set to show on 'Every Space'.

    So, the 22" Monitor is where all the cool spaces action happens...

    Space 1: Main Safari window(s) + Finder
    Space 2: iCal, Mail, Address Book
    Space 3: Photoshop or Light Room
    Space 4: Any other separate project

    I've started to get pretty comfortable with the idea of having a few separate work environments and I have found that less on screen clutter lets me stay more focused on the task at hand. My one complaint was that moving an application (say an extra Safari window) from one space to another was a bit of an inconvenience. This has been solved by Warp for me. Simply click and drag to a screen edge... It is both intuitive and practical. About the only other issue I can come up with now is I wish there was an option to only show my primary screen when hitting F8.

    So, back to my primary question... How are you using Spaces?
  2. pyr0sphere macrumors regular

    Oct 11, 2007
    Toronto, Canada
    1) Firefox
    2) Adium + Mail
    3) iTunes
    4) VMWare Fusion whenever it is run

    iCal doesn't really matter for me which Space it opens in, although it's mostly 1. Same for Finder

    Word and Powerpoint is also primarily 1
  3. Watabou macrumors 68040


    Feb 10, 2008
    United States
    I have Spaces set up as 3x2.

    Space 1: Safari/Firefox
    Space 2: VMWare Fusion running XP
    Space 3: Mail + iChat
    Space 4: iTunes
    Space 5: iCal
    Space 6: Photoshop/Illustrator/Word/Keynote

    I love spaces! It's so useful...I can't work without it only if Word+PS+Ai worked with Spaces, I would be happier.
  4. smogsy macrumors 6502a

    Jan 8, 2008
    Space 1: Empty this space is for Launching New Apps that i open then i transfer them to there own space

    Space 2: PhotoShop
    Space: 3 Dreamweaver
    Space 4: Safari/Adium
    Space 5: Itunes
    Space 6: FTP
  5. Julien macrumors G4


    Jun 30, 2007
    1: Mac apps
    2: porn
    3: porn
    4: porn
    5: porn
    6: porn
    7: porn
    8: porn
    9: porn
    10: porn
    11: porn
    12: porn
    13: porn
    14: porn
    15: porn
    16: porn
  6. bandaros macrumors member

    Jun 21, 2008
    Interestingly enough, I don't.

    I like to keep everything in one 'space'. It gets cluttered, but as the overused cliche goes, there's a method in the madness.

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