March 17, 2008

Glad to see I'm not the only one

...having trouble with Apple's 'Spaces' feature. While my frustration doesn't derive from anything as complex as that writer's ongoing requirements, it's the little things that drive me bats. My primary kvetch at the moment is the following. I have Entourage and Safari and Word in separate spaces. Entourage and Safari have been 'designated' spaces; Word I just 'opened' from another empty space. I only have one Word window open (well, two if you include the formatting palette) - so only one document.

As I'm typing in the word doc, the damn space will slide over to Entourage whenever the 'Activity' window pops up indicating that it's doing network tasks like getting mail. It will pull the Word doc *with* it. So suddenly, without any action on my part, I have the sliding animation, Entourage pops into the foreground, and my Word doc is now in the background on a different space. If I manually ctrl-# back to the Word space, it's now *empty* - because the doc got pulled over and shoved behind Entourage. It's impossible to get any work done. Posted by jbz at March 17, 2008 3:11 PM | TrackBack

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This a great example of the cross pollination of ideas across software.

While traditionally the Linux desktops have copied features from Windows and the Mac, now they've largely caught up. Apple is now copying the focus up-fucking that characterizes the Linux desktops.

I would suggest they follow up by breaking copy & paste.

Posted by: Michael Wolf at March 17, 2008 4:56 PM
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