Using Spaces to keep your desktop organized

Have you ever experienced this one? you opened to many apps in your computer, sometime you watch the report in PDF and need it to be still opened so you can quote it later easily, while working with pages 2009, and you need to switch (sometimes) to Windows XP because the Microsoft Office in Mac can't running some VBA and Macro..... and sometimes you need to explore the internet so you must keep the browser open to avoiding waiting time.... and then you'll see your desktop display will be like this one :



One thing I Like about Mac OSX Leopard (and above, since the new Snow Leopard also have this incredible features is, the existence of Spaces features for organizing your desktop when you working in your computer and using several apps for working and fun.... and to keep you working and have fun in same time is possible in Mac OSX, since you use computer that designed to working and not a computer that designed to make you tired :D

To keep your desktop organized we can combine Spaces and Exposure to making it more easier for use.... open your system preference....



Go to Expose and Spaces and click the icon to open the preference.....
And click the Spaces tab.... you can add more rows or columns to added more desktop Windows....


After that, give a come back visit to Exposure tab and set them all like this (or your favorite preferences)



Go to the screen edge where your setting can triggered the spaces apps, and you'll see all windows like this when spaces active and you use all windows event in spaces mode




And from that conditions, to make all things simple, why don't you spent a little time to organized your opened ap
plication and move all of them by dragging the application, one-by-one to another desktop, and grouping them all manualy....
Just drag and drop it....


In my example my final setting will be like this :



The Top-Left Desktop is my desktop where I'm put all my Safari Browser opened, the Right-Top is the desktop where I put other finder windows connected to anther Mac, so I Can access all old files and documents, the left-bottom desktop is the place for Windows XP VM-Ware emulation, and the last right-bottom I'm put all IM Client and mail window opened.... In this case I'm only using 2x2 size Spaces... you can add more desktop spaces n the preference.... hope this will help you to keep you organized and make your workhour fun and efficient :)

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