Where do you use a second background (space) for?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by ConscienceNL, Jul 9, 2012.

  1. ConscienceNL macrumors newbie


    Jun 19, 2012
    I'm new to Mac OS X (just got my MBP a few days ago) and I really like the OS. The idea of full-screening an app or a browser is great, however I wonder where an extra background could be used for, since a full-screen app already uses a new "background". I don't have any programs or maps on the desktop (like on a Windows desktop) since the Dock offers more than enough space for that.

    So, where do you guys use a second (or third, fourth etc.) background for? :)
  2. Drew017 macrumors 65816


    May 29, 2011
    East coast, USA
    I have 2 spaces, and I use #2 whenever I have a large window (such as Safari if it's not in full screen) in front, and I need to quickly open a few other apps/ windows. It's mainly to keep the windows from cluttering.
  3. Krazy Bill macrumors 68030

    Krazy Bill

    Dec 21, 2011
    Desktop2: Apple Mail only
    Desktop3: BusyCal only
    Desktop4: Windows 7 (via Parallels)

    A quick 3-finger swipe gets me to all the above.

    Desktop1 is for everything else. I never use full screen apps which allows me to go to the desktop (via a hot corner) regardless of which space I'm in. (Never will understand Apple's implementation of Full screen windows).
  4. Caromsoft macrumors regular


    Jun 8, 2012
    Desktop 1: Mac Mail and the mail Activity Monitor
    Desktop 2: Safari and iChat
    Desktop 3: FileMaker Pro Advanced
    Desktop 4: Overflow and misc. like Pages, Paintbrush, etc.

    I also have a second monitor so I really have 8 desktops! :)

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