Window clutter

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Hyperfast, Aug 21, 2008.

  1. Hyperfast macrumors member

    Jul 4, 2007

    Is there some sort of window management application where I can keep my Windows organized? It's hard to explain but I have the 24" monitor and I hate dragging windows all over the place to find the ones I'm looking for. Sometimes they end up on the right side of the dock, sometimes they are hidden behind other windows, sometimes they are nowhere to be found and I have no idea how they are closed. Does this make any sense?

    I've tried Spaces and Sticky Windows but they don't seem to help that much. I need a better way to organize windows.

    Any suggestions?
  2. TEG macrumors 604


    Jan 21, 2002
    Langley, Washington
    Use Expose. One key shows all open windows, on key hides all windows and shows the desktop, the final key shows all windows of the active application.

  3. Xander562 macrumors 68000


    Apr 2, 2006
    Agreed. Use them with hot corners as well.
  4. apfhex macrumors 68030


    Aug 8, 2006
    Northern California
    Indeed, this is a good example of what Exposé is useful for. I'd attach the actions to convenient hotkeys, mouse buttons, and/or hot corners.

    Spaces could help if you used it to organize different work spaces, if you work on multiple different projects at a time or want a separate space for work and one for casual browsing/IM/music/whatever. porn! hehe
  5. EV0LUTION macrumors 6502


    Jul 21, 2008
    when using photoshop or any program in general that is "spaced out", I find working in that program annoying when there are a bunch of windows visible in the background. So I set a new hot key combo in Spark to hide all other windows. works great:apple:
  6. HomeBru Studios macrumors member

    HomeBru Studios

    Jun 4, 2008
    I assigned specific programs to open in specific Spaces 'desktops' so I always know where the programs will be when it is their turn to be used.
  7. Hyperfast thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 4, 2007
    Thanks for the suggestions...going to have to check out Expose and Spark

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