What the heck is this (picture attached)

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by redondilo, Sep 29, 2009.

  1. redondilo macrumors newbie

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    Long time mac user, completely confused about why mac started switching windows this way. It slides them off to the sides when I click on apps. DOn't like it. Want it to stop. Any help?
     

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  2. IBradMac macrumors 68000

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  3. Surely Guest

    Surely

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    Yes, Spaces. You have it set to 1x2.

    I think that if you actually learned and understood what Spaces is and does, you would use it.
     
  4. redondilo thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Cool thanks. I knew there was a reason I didnt ever enable it...
     
  5. devburke Guest

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    I dunno, I know all about it, but I don’t use it. With hiding and Exposé, I see no reason not to keep everything all together. But then again, I probably don’t have as many windows open at once as some people (I don’t know when the last time I had 10 windows open and visible was).
     
  6. Surely Guest

    Surely

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    Here's how I use it:

    • I have four spaces (2x2)
    • I dedicate specific applications to specific Spaces (you can do this in the Spaces Preferences)

    Space 1:
    Safari and Mail

    Space 2:
    Firefox

    Space 3:
    iTunes and iPhoto

    Space 4:
    iCal

    All other applications can open in whichever Space I'm currently using. I have it organized this way so that I can keep multiple windows and applications open without having to minimize much into the Dock.
     
  7. Sambo110 macrumors 68000

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    I sue Safari, Mail, iTunes and Adium. But iTunes and Mail are always closed (in the background), so I have no use for Spaces.
     
  8. Zortrium macrumors 6502

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    I generally use multiple spaces as a big bulletin board to pin my billions of open terminal windows all over the place when I'm working. I also do the same with browser windows, though less so. With spaces turned off, my screen quickly turns into an unintelligible mess.
     
  9. instaxgirl macrumors 65816

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    I remember thinking that I'd really like Spaces.

    I'm used to having tonnes of windows open all over the page whenever I'm working on something important for uni but I soon realised I was way too used to just using Expose and hiding/minimising things. Found it took me longer to do things on Spaces than it did with Expose.
     

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