Why Leopard Spaces Is Broken

Long-time virtual desktop user Henry Story on what’s wrong with Spaces. I’ve never used virtual desktops regularly before, but I agree with his criticism — I’ve tried to love Spaces but can’t, because I want to divide spaces into tasks, and some apps, like my web browser, need to have windows in every space. If I’m in, say, space 3 and Command-Tab to Safari, I want Safari to activate in my current space, not jump me to whichever space contains the frontmost Safari window. In short, Spaces seems designed for app partitioning, not task partitioning.

Monday, 12 November 2007