[OS X TeX] Re: Leopard, OT Spaces

Peter Dyballa Peter_Dyballa at Web.DE
Mon Nov 5 11:23:36 CET 2007

Am 05.11.2007 um 07:15 schrieb Justin C. Walker:

> All in all, I'm a bit perplexed.

IMO: you described how Spaces or some other virtual desktops manager  
should behave! (Although I'd also like exceptions when pressing a  
modifier key, alt/option for example, to not be warped or to open an  
application "right here." The F8 key seems to approach to this.)

When an application is assigned to some particular desktop or space  
or room (ever heard or read of the "Rooms" computer desktop  
environment at Xerox PARC and/or the Alto workstation?), then it's  
natural that all new windows appear there, even when initiated  
somewhere else. That's the meaning of an assignment. And so can dance  
"space warped" in your easy chair. The Dock and the ð menu and tool  
bar are some kind of steady/invariant window decoration that simply  
reflect that the new open window now has the focus/has become active/ 
was put into the foreground.

Obviously applications need to use actively the Spaces framework to  
let the user take full profit of Spaces. As in X11. (I think only in  
Sun's OpenWindows environment with its HID like rules and real and  
thoughtful implementation work it worked perfectly and for every X  
client, while the OpenLook Virtual Window Manager olvwm, who managed  
this all, just started as some unofficial add-on for SPARC based  
laptops. The assignment works by a text file with an XML like look/ 
structure and on the basis of the window's/tool's title.)



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