[OS X TeX] Re: Leopard

Leah Berman lberman at ursinus.edu
Sun Nov 4 14:57:09 EST 2007

On Nov 4, 2007, at 2:30 PM, Justin C. Walker wrote:

> On Nov 4, 2007, at 01:50 , Peter Dyballa wrote:
>> Am 04.11.2007 um 02:21 schrieb Leah Berman:
>>> When I have Maple in, say, space 3 and try to use the dock to  
>>> switch to it from space 1, it will switch to the Maple menubar but  
>>> not actually switch to the space
>> Is any other application behaving like this? This warping would be  
>> a great feature! On Tiger I am using a different virtual desktop on  
>> which I have to select and move an application from one screen to  
>> another. Or close (minimise) it and re-open (maximise) it on the  
>> new desktop. Some application offer to open a new window on this  
>> other desktop when selected in Dock ... or to minimise! Then you  
>> can maximise and hopefully it opens on the active space!
> I believe that this is the way that 'Spaces' works.  If your app is  
> both running and unassigned to a space, selecting it (either from  
> the dock or CMD-TAB) will bring its menu bar up, but no extant  
> windows.  You can assign apps to specific spaces (or to "all  
> spaces") in the Spaces prefs panel.  If assigned, selecting a  
> running app, or launching it, will switch you to the assigned space.

You may be right that that is how spaces works---that's the behavior I  
get if TeXShop is running without any open windows, it turns out  
(which is a little annoying, actually, since I actually want to go to  
the space TeXShop's running in)---but I get this behavior when Maple  
has an open window. With TeXShop, if I don't have an open window and  
it's switched halfway into a space, I can create a new window and then  
it obligingly switches all the way into the space. With Maple, no such  
luck; I have to manually switch the space; I can't use the dock.

(For what it's worth, if Safari is running with no open windows in  
space 1, and I switch to it from space 3, not only does it switch from  
space 1 to space 3, but it opens a new window for me.)

Leah Wrenn Berman, Ph.D.
Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
Ursinus College
P.O. Box 1000
Collegeville, PA 19426
610-409-3000 x2411
Pfahler Hall 101E
lberman at ursinus.edu

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