Getting Organized with Spaces
Upon getting my Mac, Spaces was one of the first things I checked out. I had tried Virtual Desktops in Windows and Linux, but never found them to be too terribly helpful. Not to mention I used a dual monitor setup with my Windows machine, so I felt I had plenty of room for things.
Despite having a nice big 24″ screen, I have often felt my desktop to be cramped and cluttered; especially coming from a dual monitor setup. So the idea of Spaces seemed perfect, except using the keyboard shortcuts felt too slow and like to much work just to get to another application or space. (F8 + Click on a space OR Cmd + Arrow) So this tip from Mac Os X Hints sounded like the perfect solution. Although they don’t actually offer a tip on how to do it (just the tip to do it), this is what I’ve done:
1. Assign Spaces to use the Cmd + Arrow keys too switch between Spaces.
2. Use SteerMouse to assign the right and left mouse scroller to use those combinations (Cmd + Right Arrow) (Cmd + Left Arrow)
3. There is no three!
I’m using 6 spaces now, for web browsing, coding, FTP, RSS Feeds, iChat and iTunes.
Any other suggestions on a good/better way to do the key assigning let me know!