Spaces Application Assignment

sadatkarim

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For some reason, my spaces won't work with the assignment I put it to. For example, I have ichat to be on every space but it just stays on the first space unless I manually change it to a different space and then "Every Space" again.
 

flopticalcube

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For some reason, my spaces won't work with the assignment I put it to. For example, I have ichat to be on every space but it just stays on the first space unless I manually change it to a different space and then "Every Space" again.
I have had problems keeping apps to one or all screens as well. There is definitely some strange behaviour going on in space.
 

mashinhead

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how do you assign an app to open in all spaces? i'm having an issue with the default keyboard navigation. i'm on a mbp so it has the 'old' keyboard. if i hit f8 it dims the screen and shift and the arrow keys don't do anything. oh that new keyboard should definitely be a hint at some kind of new laptops now that leopard is out.
 

pjarvi

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I took my MacBook in to work with me today to show off Leopard, but didn't have an external monitor connected like I do at home. All of the Apps that are normally in other Spaces, all piled up in the first space. I think it was because I had them set to the external monitor, but rather than put them on the built-in monitor for the Space they were in, it dumped them on space #1.
 

BWhaler

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Spaces may be one of the poorest executions I have seen from Apple.

Finder windows and app behavior with multiple windows makes it basically unusable. I hope Apple fixes this in .1 bug fix release. (Which needs to be a big one, BTW)
 

Cybix

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For some reason, my spaces won't work with the assignment I put it to. For example, I have ichat to be on every space but it just stays on the first space unless I manually change it to a different space and then "Every Space" again.
just tried it on mine, works fine (ichat set to every space)

when I go from space to space, ichat follows...

hrmmm
 

Stephenbw

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Oct 18, 2007
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Is there a way to put the Finder in all spaces, its really annoying that I have folder based on the space I am in.
I have set Finder in every Space in Sapces Prefs (see below) and when open it follows me to every window. If it is closed it re-opens in the window I am using.

Mashinhead, I believe that you have to use Fn+F8 on a mbp to open all spaces. F8 did not work on my alu keyboard, so as you can see I changed it to F5.
The Ctrl + arrow keys move around the Spaces windows.
 

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mashinhead

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It doesn't work with Adobe programs for me (Illustrator and Photoshop), but Aperture worked.
yea i'm having this issue with dreamweaver too. i have to change the space to open it in it's own space, but if i try to change it by selecting the program it doesn't work. Has anyone found a fix for this yet?
 

BWhaler

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I have set Finder in every Space in Sapces Prefs (see below) and when open it follows me to every window. If it is closed it re-opens in the window I am using.

Mashinhead, I believe that you have to use Fn+F8 on a mbp to open all spaces. F8 did not work on my alu keyboard, so as you can see I changed it to F5.
The Ctrl + arrow keys move around the Spaces windows.
This may be the magic solution to make Spaces not be a joke.

One question: where is the Finder application? I can't find it anywhere...
 

Stephenbw

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This may be the magic solution to make Spaces not be a joke.

One question: where is the Finder application? I can't find it anywhere...
I just found it in HD>System>Library>Core Services... however you don't need to know this to add it to every Space - I didn't. After clicking the + it appeared in the drop down list.

I've just noticed that the Dock is in that list too. I wonder the Dock could just be assigned to chosen Spaces or if a different Dock could be assigned to each space. I'm afraid I'm not knowledgeable or brave enough to try it.
 

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