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  • petermac87 Level 5 Level 5 (4,065 points)
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    Aug 25, 2012 1:48 PM (in response to gilbr)

    gilbr wrote:

     

    This brings back the Spaces functionality: http://totalspaces.binaryage.com/

     

    I was _very_upset_ when Apple took it away, and am very glad that TotalSpaces brings it back. So, to say "thank you" I'm spreading the word.

     

    Great software, works as expected, worth the $12.

    Yes thanks. Others put up a link to it months ago. Its not for my liking, but enjoy

     

    Cheers

     

    Pete

  • DaveSpencer Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Aug 27, 2012 1:09 AM (in response to tmsnnnz)

    Eventually after twenty pages and some idiotic moronic comments we actually have a result. TOTAL SPACES is the perfect answer to anybody that regards Mission Control as useless as I do. Welcome back Spaces and Expose! This application is worth every cent of $12 and I cannot recommend it highly enough. http://totalspaces.binaryage.com/

  • VoilaMagic Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Aug 27, 2012 8:08 AM (in response to tmsnnnz)

    I've come to terms with Mountain Lion and the "Desktops" but I do have technical questions about "Spaces" and CPU. I do not like Mission Control.

     

    When trying to set "Desktops" up on my 2011 iMac27, after finally upgrading from the Clearly Not Supported Snow Leopard, This is working somewhat ok, though I wonder about the internal configuration. I use custom strokes to access the new desktops, as I did with spaces (the horizontal config is not ideal for accessing Desktops).

     

    The old version of "Spaces" assisted me in development with Pro applications, rendering on one space while rendering on a second/third space, with ease in CPU usage. It seems that the "Desktops" are not as seamless, it seems like the "Desktops," using the same applications, slows the computer down (Custom ordered fully loaded iMac 27.) "Spaces" did not have the same CPU usage. I wonder, were the "Spaces" individual desktops which did not use the same CPU/Memory/Storage that another "Space" was using?

     

    Does anyone know the internal computing differences? Were "Spaces" using a method that allowed applications in one "Space" to run individually and separate than another application within a separate "Space"? Maybe OSXML uses more CPU and has nothing to do with Spaces/Desktops??

     

    I'm just curious at this point. I keep my macs' applications slimmed down and minimal, only placing a pro application on each mac for that mac's intended useage. Now that they are all on Mountain Lion, I'm embracing.

     

    Here is the link from Apple's Support when searching OSX ML documentation on Spaces. This goes to a discussion but does show up in official answers when searching...

    How do I set up Mission Control. I miss spaces

    In Mission Control the other "Spaces" will appear at the top of the screen. To create new ones move your cursor to the top right corner of the screen (or hold down the option key - as noted by @Therabyte) and click the 1/2 exposeddesktop . Lock apps to a specific "Space" (when out of Mission Control) click on the app icon in the dock and look under "Options".

    https://discussions.apple.com/thread/4177622

     

    The "Total Spaces" mentioned above will not install on OS X Mountain Lion (for my array of Macs) as the OS only allows Apple and Apple Approved Developer applications to be installed.

  • DaveSpencer Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Aug 27, 2012 8:33 AM (in response to VoilaMagic)

    TOTAL SPACES works fine for me on Mountain Lion.

  • fsbox Calculating status...
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    Aug 27, 2012 11:23 AM (in response to VoilaMagic)

    Go to the system preferences, Privacy / Security settings. You can allow apps from any developer to be installed.

  • Barney-15E Level 7 Level 7 (33,305 points)
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    Aug 27, 2012 11:28 AM (in response to fsbox)

    fsbox wrote:

     

    Go to the system preferences, Privacy / Security settings. You can allow apps from any developer to be installed.

    You can also right-click on the installer and select Open. That will then prompt you to Authenticate so you don't have to change the Security settings.

  • Skip 101 Calculating status...
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    Jan 18, 2013 2:18 PM (in response to Oliver Drummond)

    I used to use spaces all the time, i had my research on one page follow by word, itunes, facebook, and other pages all there like have many monitors in one, now i have to alt tab and it. Most importantly the way i could arrange and organise all my work. Should bring it back.

  • CT Level 6 Level 6 (14,985 points)
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    Jan 18, 2013 3:30 PM (in response to Skip 101)

    Can't confirm.

  • DaveSpencer Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 18, 2013 11:15 PM (in response to Skip 101)

    Skip 101 wrote:

     

    I used to use spaces all the time, i had my research on one page follow by word, itunes, facebook, and other pages all there like have many monitors in one, now i have to alt tab and it. Most importantly the way i could arrange and organise all my work. Should bring it back.

     

    Total Spaces is a very cheap third party application that does everything that Spaces and Expose used to do. I use it all the time and never bother with the poor replacement Mission Control which I find to be useless for what I am doing.

     

    The link is http://totalspaces.binaryage.com

     

    I guarantee that once the 15 day free trial has expired you won't mind paying the $15 for the full application.

     

    Hope this helps. It has certainly helped me.

  • gilbr Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 19, 2013 3:11 AM (in response to DaveSpencer)

    Yes, Total Spaces rocks and solves the problem. I agree that it's well worth it's $15.

  • Acer griseum Calculating status...
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    Feb 4, 2013 6:59 AM (in response to tmsnnnz)

    Dear Mac,

     

    Just bring back spaces.  MC is garbage and you know it. 

     

    Plus why did my imac (12GB ram) run so much smoother on snow leopard than it does now?  I am starting to get that feeling that I got back in the day when I left windows for OSX panther.

  • CT Level 6 Level 6 (14,985 points)
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    Feb 4, 2013 7:00 AM (in response to Acer griseum)
  • petermac87 Level 5 Level 5 (4,065 points)
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    Feb 4, 2013 3:37 PM (in response to Acer griseum)

    Acer griseum wrote:

     

    Dear Mac,

     

    Just bring back spaces.  MC is garbage and you know it. 

     

    Plus why did my imac (12GB ram) run so much smoother on snow leopard than it does now?  I am starting to get that feeling that I got back in the day when I left windows for OSX panther.

    You are not talking to Apple here, and the majority (millions) have adopted MC with no issues. Certainly not rubbish in my opinion. You can go back to Snow Leopard, go back to windows even, but you should have done your homework before upgrading. There was certainly no shortage of debate about it on the net. So my suggestion? Reinstall Snow Leopard from your last backup before you updated. You did make a backup didn't you?

     

    Cheers

     

    Pete

  • DaveSpencer Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 4, 2013 11:27 PM (in response to petermac87)

    petermac87 wrote:

     

    Acer griseum wrote:

     

    Dear Mac,

     

    Just bring back spaces.  MC is garbage and you know it. 

     

    Plus why did my imac (12GB ram) run so much smoother on snow leopard than it does now?  I am starting to get that feeling that I got back in the day when I left windows for OSX panther.

    You are not talking to Apple here, and the majority (millions) have adopted MC with no issues. Certainly not rubbish in my opinion. You can go back to Snow Leopard, go back to windows even, but you should have done your homework before upgrading. There was certainly no shortage of debate about it on the net. So my suggestion? Reinstall Snow Leopard from your last backup before you updated. You did make a backup didn't you?

     

    Cheers

     

    Pete

    Pete I have a houseful of Apple products and have been a fan of the company for many years but that does not necessarily mean that I have to agree with everything they do. You'll be trying to convince me that the recent massive fall in the share price is nothing to worry about and not an indication that Apple is not impressing the market.

     

    MC is a thoruoghly awful replacement for S & E and obviously that won't worry you as by your own previous admission you never used S & E. Not having Adobe on iOS is fine if you don't look at websites that require Adobe. Otherwise it is a pain in the backside.

     

    Mac just buy yourself TOTALSPACES which at $15 is a superb replacement for S & E.The link is  http://totalspaces.binaryage.com

  • petermac87 Level 5 Level 5 (4,065 points)
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    Feb 5, 2013 12:08 AM (in response to DaveSpencer)

    DaveSpencer wrote:

     

    You'll be trying to convince me that the recent massive fall in the share price is nothing to worry about and not an indication that Apple is not impressing the market.

     

    MC is a thoruoghly awful replacement for S & E and obviously that won't worry you as by your own previous admission you never used S & E.

    I won't try to convince you of anything. And I always used spaces and expose. I now find after two years or more that MC is far superior. S&E?? Pretty much forgotten about it.....and you. Forgot to unsubscribe fro this thread, but get your facts straight next time. And this is very old news. Yawn & Bye.

     

    Pete

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