Yosemite's Version of OS X SPACES?

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by HappyDude20, Oct 28, 2014.

  1. HappyDude20 macrumors 68020


    Jul 13, 2008
    Los Angeles, Ca
    Believe it or not, till this day late in 2014, I'm still reminiscent of the days of Spaces on Lion and Snow Leopard.

    Since it's introduction i've abhorred Mission Control and it's petty excuse to use full screen apps only to resemble iOS devices. << This is me ranting and an opinion, of course.

    I need real functionality for true productivity and would perhaps even be willing to ignore all the OS X features introduced since 10.6.X - Luckily I have a late 2009 MBP which would allow me to install SL. However, say I was to purchase a rMBP, I would imagine it would be almost impossible to downgrade with such device.

    Any who, Spaces users rejoice!

    Any 3rd party solutions are appreciated. Of course, Spaces in Snow Leopard itself was just the bees knees.
  2. Mac Write, Oct 28, 2014
    Last edited: Oct 28, 2014

    Mac Write macrumors member

    Dec 16, 2012
    Vancouver British Columbia
    I love full screen apps as they have there own dedicated space. makes it super easy to use the trackpad to swipe between apps.

    You can use the old spaces by going to mission control then mouse to the upper right and add a space. then assign your apps to spaces as you would in pre 10.7.
  3. auwkeung macrumors member

    Apr 8, 2008
    I've got to agree I like Spaces more in Leopard than Mission Control
  4. sprax macrumors newbie

    Mar 25, 2015
    The only way I know of to have Spaces almost completely behave like it did in Snow Leopard (SL) is to install the "TotalSpaces" app.

    Mission Control does NOT allow you to make the necessary changes to bring it back to its former glory.

    Spaces in SL was indeed the "bees knees".
  5. TheralSadurns macrumors 6502a

    Jul 8, 2010
    Um... granted you can only lay them out horizontally, but you can have as many spaces as you want, w/o any fullscreen apps. (Or as in my screen shot, mix and match Spaces w/ fullscreen applications.) You just have to mouse to the top right in order to get the big 'plus' icon to create a new space.

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  6. Populus macrumors 6502a


    Aug 24, 2012
    Valencia, Spain.
    I'm used to Mission Control and I don't miss Snow Leopard's Spaces.

    Hi, Theral; may I ask you a few things about your awesome desktop?

    First, I love the color of your Apps folder. Are all your folders the same color? How can I change them in order to have like yours? One things I don't like about Yosemite is the new blue of the folders.

    Second, where can I download that cool icons you have on the Dock? Some of them, like the Maps or Messages ones, are pretty amazing.

    And lastly, i'm intrigued about what app belongs that telephone icon.

    Thank you!!! And excuse me for the off-topic, OP.
  7. TheralSadurns macrumors 6502a

    Jul 8, 2010

    Sure thing.
    The folder icons are called 'Glacier'. I got them somewhere here from these forums afaik.

    The icons I use are from these forums, most of them were made by Ar0n. Some others did. Some I did myself (like the preview icon, as Ar0n's preview icon is basically the new Photos app).

    The green 'phone' app is called DockPhone. It's used to make calls from your Mac via the iPhone. It basically just replicates FaceTimes functionality... but gives you access to a dialer and everything so that it is more phone like and natural.

    Just check out the annotated screenshot.

    If you want to have all of these icons etc. just drop me a line with your e-mail address. It totals at around 1GB so I cannot really just put it on dropbox. If the public traffic there is too high they just lock your account. But I'm happy to e-mail it to you (Mail Drop).

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  8. Populus macrumors 6502a


    Aug 24, 2012
    Valencia, Spain.
    Thank You @TheralSadurns for all the info. I think I didn' see your post back in March, but with the new forum, I've seen your post and wanted to thank you for indicating each app and icon from your awesome desktop.

    Also, I take the opportunity that brings the new mentions on this forum to let you know that. I hope you see the notification!
  9. bmac89 macrumors 65816


    Aug 3, 2014
    If you are after spaces on Yosemite then I believe TotalSpaces 2 app (as someone else suggested) is what you want. I believe it does everything SL spaces did + more. It looks and acts the same but with added features and control. There is a free trial to see if you like it.
  10. TheralSadurns macrumors 6502a

    Jul 8, 2010
    I saw it. Thanks! :)

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