Basically ease of navigation, I'll have one space for Illus/PS etc, one for mail, and one to enter information on jobs into the database (filemaker) and another for ripping files etc.An obvious question might be; why two spaces? What are you doing with your spaces?
Yes. My input was "I don't think so."So no input on overriding space return to the prev space???
Nah! It does wierd stuff to me too. Like I open a new file by switching to the Space where my Finder Window is, it opens the file in another Space, as it should, but then it jumps back to the Finder Window's Space!if it wasn't for OSX jumping back to a space say when a file is done saving it would be perfect.
OS X will always shift focus to an application that requests it. If the application happens to be on another space, the space will switch automatically.I love my spaces but hate being brought back to a Space when a task finishes in a space that I'm not in.
I agree, but there are still a lot of cases in XP where stuff pops up in front of what you are doing, or like IE8 and Gmail where IE8 un-minimizes when Gmail loads. Argh. Before you tell me to switch to Chrome, it's on a managed work computer- no software installs.OS X will always shift focus to an application that requests it. If the application happens to be on another space, the space will switch automatically.
The real problem is the automatic focus shift which also causes problems if you are, say typing into a document when the shift occurs. IMHO this is a OS X mis-feature. In the Windows world, the issue was fixed back in Windows XP by not shifting and just flashing the application in the Windows Dock equivalent. You know the app wants attention, but you are not forced to it.