How Many SPACES For you?

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How many Spaces?

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  1. HappyDude20 macrumors 68020

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  2. AAPLaday Guest

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    4 for me. 1st for Safari, second iPhoto, third Spotify and lastly one for iTunes. I do however use the first one for firefox too so that i keep all my browsers together. The same with the second one for Seashore as well. All in columns no rows for me :p
     
  3. HappyDude20 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Oh thanks for clarifying.

    I forgot to mention if others aside from myself assigned apps to each space.

    Myself:

    1: Omnifocus
    2. iCal
    3. iTunes
    4. FireFox
    5. Pages
    6. iPhoto

    Numbers and a few other open up in #5 or #6 too, but aren't opened enough for them to collide w/ other apps...and if they do it's not that big of a deal for me.
     
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    I was thinking about making a new one just for Steam. iCal, mail and address book i let on every space as they don't take up much room on my screen.
     
  5. HappyDude20 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Wait,

    I;m a bit buzzed at the moment...

    you're saying you allow more than one app in a space but make the apps all fit in there together?

    Normally I let just one app reside in each space.
     
  6. AAPLaday Guest

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    Haha. What i meant is that the apps in my first post all stay in their own space. The smaller apps that don't take up as much screen space such as mail and ical i let go on any space. It would be different if i had a MacBook but on my 20" screen ical and mail don't take up that much room. Plus i only open them if i need them. Rest of the time they stay shut. :)
     
  7. HappyDude20 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Ah, hmm.

    Make sense. :p

    :eek::apple:
     
  8. MasterHowl macrumors 65816

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    I only use four, because that's all I need :D
    I don't use them as often as I should...
     
  9. AAPLaday Guest

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    Haha, i use my iPad to get mail pushed to it. Use it to check calendar too
     
  10. Ray W macrumors newbie

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    So far, I use...

    nine, but thinking about upping that to 12!!! Should I, shouldn't I??
     
  11. Ray W macrumors newbie

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    Assigned spaces.

    Yes, I do assign specific apps to their own spaces but sometimes things get a little cramped, especially when I'm doing digital imaging stuff.
     
  12. spinnerlys Guest

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    Twelve spaces.

    1 - general
    2 - Safari, Evernote
    3 - FTP
    4 - Activity Monitor, System Preferences, Disk Utility
    5 - FCP and Avid MC, LightRoom
    6 - Color, Photoshop
    7 - Motion
    8 - DVD Studio Pro
    9 - iTunes
    10 - Movist
    11 - VLC + Pages
    12 - Numbers
     
  13. chrono1081 macrumors 604

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    Whatever work I am ding usually determines how many spaces I have. I also have dual 27 inch monitors so I can fit a lot on my screen. I do like to keep programs that do long tasks in separate spaces so I don't accidentally close one.

    Generally I have:

    Space 1: (Working space) Maya, Photoshop, Unity, XCode
    Space 2: (Distraction space) Internet, IM, iTunes, email
    Space 3: (Tasking space) Aunsoft Blu-Ray ripper, Handbrake
    Space 4: (Content creation space) ZBrush, Corel Painter, Logic
     
  14. maflynn Moderator

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    I have 4 defined, but in reality I only use one or two.

    Vmware for one, mail safari for another and the other two for various apps.

    Since many applications seems to have issues with spaces, I don't use it that much. Photoshop, lightroom, rapidweaver and Vmware seem to give me headaches from time to time with spaces.
     
  15. Mal macrumors 603

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    I have four, but I really only use 3. First is general use, so basically anything I don't assign to another space. 2nd is just for Mail, though if I open an attachment it'll appear there unless I move it, so I sometimes have Word or Preview open there too. 3rd is for iPhoto and a few other apps I leave running but don't need to look at regularly. 4th never gets used.

    I have Adium and iTunes set to show in all spaces though.

    EDIT: Just decided to drop that 4th space, btw, so now only 3, with the same assignments.

    jW
     
  16. HappyDude20 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    And how do you get to each space? Random keyboard shortcut, expose?
     
  17. windels macrumors regular

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    3 spaces here.

    The first: VMWARE
    second: Mail, chrome and skype
    Third: translation dictionary, word

    Mail and chrome start at boot-up so I work in the most centered space to begin with.

    I use my touchpad for that. Four finger swipe to the left/right for going to the previous/next space. 3 finger swipe down for 'spaces ' view. It's cool, because now I already have a system a bit like 'mission control', that is coming in 10.7. I use this little program called ''better touch tool'' to do this.

    Example:
     

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  18. ghboard2010 macrumors member

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    The Magic Eight Ball. . .

    I have settled on eight. I have used anywhere from one to sixteen at various times. Some applications are confined to a specific space; email in space 1, browsing in space 2, screen sharing in screen 3, etc. Other applications can 'invade' every space such as Calculator, Simple Clock, see:
     
  19. Hal Itosis macrumors 6502a

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    Spaces -- using a 3x3 configuration:

    Code:
      +-------------------+-------------------+-------------------+
      | 1:                | 2:                | 3:                |
      |                   |                   |                   |
      |      Safari       |  Terminal.app     |                   |
      |                   |                   |                   |
      |                   |                   |                   |
      |                   |                   |                   |
      |                   |                   |                   |
      +-------------------+-------------------+-------------------+
      | 4:                | 5:                | 6:                |
      |                   |                   |                   |
      |    Dictionary     |  Console.app      |                   |
      |                   |  Activity Monitor |                   |
      |                   |                   |                   |
      |                   |                   |                   |
      |                   |                   |                   |
      +-------------------+-------------------+-------------------+
      | 7:                | 8:                | 9:                |
      |                   |                   |                   |
      |                   |                   |                   |
      |                   |                   |                   |
      |                   |                   |                   |
      |                   |                   |                   |
      |                   |                   |                   |
      +-------------------+-------------------+-------------------+
    Notes:
    1. Assigned to Every Space: System Preferences, DragThing, MemoryStick, XShelf, FastScripts, NetMonitor, fseventer.

    2. One need not assign every single app to some particular (permanently fixed) space number. Doing so would merely diminish flexibility.

    3. Having "empty" spaces is actually a good thing, for:
      • future expansion,
      • on-the-fly assignment launching, and/or
      • simply having a place to quickly see the desktop (without resorting to physically hiding everything else).
     
  20. Gregg2 macrumors 603

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    But it's quick with Expose, and getting it back the way it was is just as quick!

    I use 4
    One for utilities, one for internet and iCal, one for Excel and calculator, one for Word and Text Edit, etc., and one for Finder. Yeah, that's five. I don't ever use some things at the same time, so they share a Space. Maybe I should expand to six someday.
     
  21. Hal Itosis macrumors 6502a

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    What's quick? Can you see all (or access any) desktop icons from Expose? Tell us how. [i think you misread something.]


    If you set it to 9 now, it saves the trouble of having to "think" so hard later on. [i.e., plan ahead.]
     
  22. kuwisdelu macrumors 65816

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    I use four.

    The first one is Safari, Mail, and iTunes. The rest are for whatever I feel like.

    I don't assign apps to particular spaces, and just tend to arrange them across the other three spaces however I feel like at the moment.
     

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