Spaces question?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by SpitUK, Mar 20, 2010.

  1. SpitUK macrumors 6502

    Mar 5, 2010
    Getting my first mac next week. I have been reading about spaces and it sounds great. One question I have, can it be set up so that you can hear sounds from the other desktops while using another? If i have a chat room set up in another desktop will i be able to hear the ping from someone posting when im editing photos on another desktop? Thanks.
  2. MrBrekke macrumors 6502


    Oct 1, 2009
    There is only a simple answer to that question.


  3. spinnerlys Guest


    Sep 7, 2008
    forlod bygningen
  4. SpitUK thread starter macrumors 6502

    Mar 5, 2010
    Thanks :) oh my im even more excited now. Im ordering the Imac 27" i7 on Monday.
  5. Gregg2 macrumors 603

    May 22, 2008
    Milwaukee, WI
    Spit, you better install a sneeze shield over it until you calm down a little! ;)
  6. SpitUK thread starter macrumors 6502

    Mar 5, 2010
    I will have to Greg!!!!!

    Its funny you know, I only just really took notice of Spaces and it would fit me perfectly. I am usually doing 4 things on my PC:

    Share dealing with Think or Swim open and a chatroom.

    Photo editing while watching a film or something.

    Web browsing and email.

    World of Warcraft.

    Would be great to have a desktop for each of those things, reason I ask about the sound is if i get an alert on the chatroom or trade software or a ping from warvraft etc.

    If I had that lot running at the same time on 4 desktops will it still be responsive? core i7 8Gb Ram?
  7. xpipe macrumors regular

    Jul 1, 2008
    Yes, Spaces is very nice. I have 9, usually all loaded with stuff. Right now, I have four Firefox windows with multiple tabs in the center middle, two Safari windows with tabs in the lower center, email in the upper right, 22 Quicktime windows in the center right, VLC in the center left, iTunes in the lower left, and a game in the lower right, and an OpenOffice presentation in the upper left. There are no responsiveness issues. If you were encoding video or something similarly taxing, then you would see some slowdown with out without Spaces. By the way, did you know that you can set applications to always open in a particular space? Also, make sure you assign a hot corner to activate Spaces!
  8. xpipe macrumors regular

    Jul 1, 2008
    Also, Spaces + Expose (especially Expose activated via mouse) is a powerful combination for desktop navigation. I can literally see parts or all of my desktop(s) with the slightest twitch of my mouse hand :D

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