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 PostPost subject: Potential project?        Posted: Sat Nov 11, 2006 12:25 pm 
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I wonder if it is possible for a group of programmers here(I would try to help) to get together and make a windows program mimicking leapard's spaces program. Its just an idea.


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If it's just multiple desktops you're looking for, it's already possible. Desktop Sidebar has a panel for multiple desktops which works well, and Microsoft also have an XP PowerToy that does multiple desktops (although I remember trying that one and thinking it was not great). Does Spaces do more than that though? I haven't seen Spaces.

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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sun Nov 12, 2006 1:22 am 
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more than that, the full idea, with programs being attached to seperate spaces and such.


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Sounds like a good idea, ill support any decent project :)

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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sun Nov 12, 2006 1:47 am 
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ok, well we need programmers, I know enough to do math and file manipulation in c++, but we probably need more than that. I am currently checking a few programs online to make sure that such a thing does not already exist.
EDIT:Ok, I have tried a few. The most functional is the powertoy virtual desktop, which is very similiar to spaces, but is lacking in a few key areas. First, no drag and drop functionality for interspace window transfer, and secondly, clicking on a program in the taskbar does not bring you to that program's space.


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sun Nov 12, 2006 7:08 am 
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well that rules me out then :(


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sun Nov 12, 2006 8:09 am 
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It might be as simple as reshacking the ms exe, or it might be as complicated as someone programming it from scratch. I wonder if someone could get some info into how the apple software was made.


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sun Nov 12, 2006 7:30 pm 
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can someone describe what exactly this program does? im not really up to date with apple software


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Wed Dec 27, 2006 5:01 am 
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sorry if this is too long between posts, but I think this has potential. The software is basicly multiple desktops, and you hit a button and it zooms out so you see all 4, and can easily and with a nice interface drag apps between them. It also allows for a transparent box showing which space you are in, and which you came from that fades away after a while, and if itunes is open in one space, and you try to open itunes, it brings you to that space.

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