OS X :: Disable Expose And Spaces While Playing Games

Jul 14, 2010

I wondered if it is possible to disable the expose and spaces while playing games? My issue is this: I have 4 spaces enabled and set left top corner to activate spaces switch. When I play RTS for example I put mouse in that corner to move the map a bit, but spaces keep activating and Im loosing the game. It annoys the hell out of me, but If I deactivate it from System preferences then I have to assign all over again which software I want to be in what space.

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OS X :: Assign Expose And Spaces Hot Corners?

Jul 4, 2009

I was first going to post this on the Community boards since this is more a geek opinion thing and not a technical thing but I'm putting it here b/c I noticed the Mac OCD thing here, too. Okay, so every once in a while, I decide that some aspect of my interaction with the UI is inefficient and annoying. Usually, its a very minor issue and my attempts to be less inefficient end up becoming ridiculous time wasters. Like my latest attempt to retrain my brain for what I think is "efficient" hot corner assignments:

Upper Left: Show Desktop
Upper Right: All Windows
Lower Left: Dashboard
Lower Right: Spaces

Here's the way I figure it. Show Desktop is the one function that leaves the almost all elements of the UI intact, particularly the menu bar. For me, the most inadvertent activation of hot corner elements is the upper left, because that has the menu elements I reach for most often. With Show Desktop, this matters much less. Spaces and All Windows need to be in adjacent corners for quicker consecutive activation because I use them in combo to move stuff between spaces and applications. The distance between top and bottom is shorter than left and right so these go on the right side. Which leaves Dashboard on the lower left which is good because there's nothing in the lower right corner I reach for on a constant basis. Dashboard widgets are arranged so all of my drag and drop widgets are on the LL corner. Anyway, I've been driving myself nuts with this arrangement because I'm so used to my old assignments that I keep hitting the wrong corners. How long till I get used to it?

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OS X :: Expose And Spaces Suddenly Become Sluggish

Dec 14, 2009

My Expos� and Spaces suddenly become sluggish since last night. It had been very smooth since my installation of Snow Leopard but now it is lagging like hell. It seems the problem is spreading as well - Now it even lags when I am scrolling in a stack, and this problem didn't appear last night. I have rebooted, killall'd Dock, removed com.apple.Dock.plist, but still no luck.

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OS X :: Map Expose And Spaces To Same Mouse Button?

Jun 9, 2010

I'm using a Mighty Mouse, with the extra top mouse button mapped to Dashboard and the side button mapped to Expose. Is it possible to map a single mouse button to do two simultaneous functions--i.e., go to Spaces and Expose all programs?

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OS X :: Is There A Way In Expose To View All Spaces And Then Drag And Drop Between Them

Oct 28, 2010

I have 2 questions in spaces

1) When I am working in space 2, it will randomly jusmp to space 1 every now and then. What would be causing this?

2) Is there a way in expose to view all spaces and then drag and drop between them? I have spaces enabled but expose only shows the current space

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OS X :: Slow Graphics Performance When Using SL Expose And Spaces

Aug 29, 2009

I am seeing very slow performance when using spaces and expose in 10.6. I am on a mac mini with the 9400m graphics chip. It worked perfectly in Leopard, and now it runs at what appears to be 1fps. Sometimes it doesn't even seem to animate, it just jerks into place, from starting point to the end. I realize one solution could be "do a fresh install" but that seems like quite the pain at the moment, and is extremely undesirable. The upgrade worked perfectly on my macbook pro with similar specs. Is there anything I can reset or reinstall that might refresh the graphics performance?

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OS X :: Resetting Expose And Spaces Without Rebooting - Leopard

Nov 17, 2009

sometimes expose stops working and rebooting is a PITA. is there a way to reset expose without rebooting?

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Hardware :: No Invoking Expose And Spaces With Magic Mouse?

Oct 20, 2009

I LOVE the design and multitouch-ness of the Magic Mouse, but I use Mighty Mouse ALL THE TIME to invoke Spaces and Expose. (Click the ball in for Spaces, and squeeze the sides for Expose). Can Magic Mouse invoke Spaces and Expose?

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MacBook Pro :: Expose - Spotlight - Spaces Not Responding To Keyboard Shortcuts

Feb 3, 2008

I glanced over the forums but didn't find any similar issues. Basically, Expose, Spotlight and spaces won't respond to any keyboard shortcuts (ie. Pressing F12 doesn't bring up the Dashboard, pressing Fn+F8, F9, F10 doesn't work, F11 won't hide all the windows, Command+Space bar won't invoke the Spotlight search bar, etc). what's really interesting about it is, all of these features are apparently working correctly (ie. Clicking directly on the Spotlight icon will bring up the search bar, using an active corner will perform its Expose function, etc).

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OS X Mavericks :: How To Disable Expose And Dashboard

Jun 27, 2014

Right now both of these keep popping up when using the Macbook pro trackpad AND the mouse. We are not using them anyway and want them disabled.

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OS X :: Enable / Disable Spaces In Menu Bar

Jun 7, 2008

Does anyone know of any way to toggle Spaces on and off from the Menu Bar? Sometimes I want to pull all my windows into just one space, and then go back to all spaces.

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OS X :: Keyboard Shortcut To Enable / Disable Spaces?

Sep 5, 2009

When at home I use a 30" 2560x1600 display and as you can imagine, it has quite a bit of real estate for windows. So when I'm at home I'd prefer to not use Spaces since it doesn't give me any extra. However, at work I use a 24" 1920x1200 and when on the move I use my Macbook Pro's 1280x800 display and on those Spaces is highly beneficial. So is there any way to set up a keyboard shortcut to enable or disable Spaces so I don't have to go uncheck Enable Spaces in System Preferences?

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OS X :: Move Clips In Logic By Clicking And Dragging To The Right - Disable Spaces?

Feb 2, 2009

I am repeatedly running into the problem where as I'm trying to move clips in Logic by clicking and dragging to the right, I accidentally trigger Spaces which thinks I want to move something to the space to the right of the one I am currently in. (Is this making sense - am I explaining it ok?) So instead of moving my clips to the right I end up in another space. This is of course not what I want. I never use spaces since I always just hide apps I'm not using, and navigate back to them with Cmd+Tab. So I wouldn't mind disabling Spaces.

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OS X :: Playing PC Games On Mac?

Mar 16, 2010

i cant play pc games on it? is there a way to achieve this?

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OS X :: Playing Games Without Disc?

Dec 1, 2008

I have lost my disc to my favorite game diablo 2 and I am wondering if there is still a way that I can play the game without the disc? I heard that u can use disc utilities to make an image but can I do it without the disc first?

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OS X :: Playing Games On Bootcamp?

Oct 10, 2009

Bassicly all is well with bootcamp, i downloaded it a few days back and its running good. The only problem is it is hopeless with windows games. I done research before i installed it that all these games would run fine on my specs and as soon as i play them its just very laggy. all settings are down completely low. The games i have problems with are COD 4, CSS, And Aion. My specs should be able to run them. Is it possible the ram is split or something between the 2 systems maybe?

On the windows side i have 80gb hard drive with 45gb free space remaining.

I have Windows XP Home edition, and the latest nvidia drivers installed.

Intel core 2 duo 2.00ghz. 1.99ghz *thats just what is ses* and 2.72gb of ram.

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OS X :: Connecting Mbp To Tv When Playing Games

Nov 26, 2009

is it possible to connect a macbook pro to a tv when playing pc games via bootcamp so that the gameplay will show on the tv instead of the macbook pro screen (or on both). My mbp's screen feels small when i play games and makes it harder to see so I was wondering if it was possible to output the gameplay to a tv screen. EDIT: i have this tv here, what cables/adapters would i need to connect my macbook pro(june 2009 model) to it. [URL]

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Jan 7, 2011

I was trying for a long time now to play old games like: Baldur's Gate, Icewind Dale and even newer ones like POP:Sands of Time, Hitman: Codename 47 and so on, on my iMac using Radeon HD 2600 Pro video card. All of these games aren't working well, I've tried everything, spent a lot of time trying to get appropriate drivers and make it work. I'm sure there are some of you that have/had the same issues like me, ofcourse using the same video card.

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MacBook Pro :: Goes To Sleep While Playing Games

Jan 12, 2011

I'm not a big gamer, just a couple hours a week, perhaps. This particular problem occurs while playing Left 4 Dead 2 and Half Life 2. Basically, the computer just goes to sleep while playing the game. It doesn't seem to hurt anything. Hitting they keys a few times brings the computer back and the game back into play without a hitch. Except the audio sometimes needs to catch up. But it sure is annoying. I haven't actually timed it. But it doesn't seem entirely random. It seems to be at somewhat predictable intervals. Maybe 15-25 minutes. I looked all through my settings (especially Energy Saver), and keyboard shortcuts and it doesn't seem that any of them would cause the computer to sleep. The computer is plugged into the wall.

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MacBook Air :: Stuck On Playing Games

Sep 16, 2008

Runs well under bootcamp in my 1.8/SSD. I would even say it runs at 60fps But you need to download the beta X3100 drivers from intel that solve the crashing problem when you play the game with the normal drivers. And download the game from direct2drive or EA so you wont need the DVD Why does Mac OS suck so much ass when you play games? Under bootcamp I can run anything and the games wont run slow.

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MacBook Air :: Rev B Overheating When Playing Games

Dec 22, 2008

this rev B i got is much better than the rev A i used to owned. the youtube and movie lagging is gone. but it's still not powerful enough for a game. i played eschalon book:1 which is not quite heavy and demanding like the new games out there. let alone playing half life 2. it's overheating and locking down the cpu to 800mhz just like my old air. see the screenshot. after playing for 20 minutes, it's becoming very laggy and unplayable. i guess this thin mba is not ok unless playing simple games like gamehouse's card and board games.

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Hardware :: Best Mouse For Playing Games?

Mar 29, 2009

I have a MacBook and want to find a good mouse for playing games.

1. What do you use?
- Pros?
- Cons?

2. Does anyone know if the Logitech mice will work on a mac, even if they say they are only for windows?

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MacBook Pro :: Overheats When Playing Games?

Jan 5, 2010

My top-of-the-line Macbook Pro 15" locks up after about an hour (or less) of use when playing what is usually a Source Engine based game running in Windows on Bootcamp (booting into Windows). The screen goes black and the audio gets stuck in a loop and the game crashes. My only option is to hold down the power button.It seems of course to be caused by the GPU overheating.I can play a little longer when I have the laptop sitting on a packet of frozen spinach, sometimes peas or even chicken fillets.. but I don't need to say that this is unacceptable, especially when you're 3/4 a way through a L4D2 campaign.

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Jun 8, 2010

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MacBook Pro :: Heats Up While Playing Games?

Mar 31, 2012

I know the heating up issue has been raised several times all over the internet. But none of the discussions  has satisfied my the concerns I have with my system. So I am going to put my case a new, although I believe the answers are going to be the same as on other similar discussions. 

I recently bought MacBook Pro (15 inch, 2.2 GHz, late 2011, OS X Lion). The system usually runs perfectly. I just have two issues: 

i. Occassionally it freezes up when more then one apps are running. I have noticed this is usually when Firefox is running in the background. Also happened with Safari a couple of times.  

But my main concern and query is the point no. ii (below)  

ii. During the normal usuage the fans don't make a noise (even with multiple apps that are not burden on the RAM). The systems heat up is as normal as that of a PC while running on its normal situation. However, when I play games (like BioShock, Sims etc) Mac just heats up immensly and fans kick in. I have never seen/felt a computer get this hot before.   

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Oct 18, 2010

My idea is this; buy the nvidia 3D vision, install windows 7 (since the nvidia 3D vision is windows only) and buy a 3D capable monitor, and I should be able to play games, view content in 3D. After doing research, I found that the nvidia Geforce 9600 GT is supported, however I found no indication that the nvidia Geforce 9600M GT is supported. My question is this, technically speaking should my plan work, or is the difference between the Geforce 9600 GT and 9600M GT significant enough to alter my idea.

My macbook pro is running the following:
Snow leopard
2.66GHz Intel core 2 duo processor
4gb memory
nvidia Geforce 9600M GT

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OS X :: Frequent Kernel Panics When Playing Games

Nov 21, 2010

As the topic suggests I keep getting kernel panics when playing games on the 9600 m GT (it never happens on the 9400 m). I never have kernel panics when playing left 4 dead 2, but I get them playing left 4 dead 1 and games like WoW and Age of Empires 3. Here is my crash report, and I don't game in bootcamp. Running 10.6.5 on a late 2008 unibody macbook pro. Can anyone tell me from the crash report what's going on?

Interval Since Last Panic Report: 208581 sec
Panics Since Last Report: 1
Anonymous UUID: 55F60F32-2766-4A42-924D-A9BE54D6B298

Sat Nov 20 20:51:58 2010
panic(cpu 1 caller 0x9cdbfa): NVRM[0/2:0:0]: Read Error 0x00000100: CFG 0xffffffff 0xffffffff 0xffffffff, BAR0 0xd4000000 0x59b80000 0x096380c1, D0, P3/4
Backtrace (CPU 1), Frame : Return Address (4 potential args on stack)........................

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Mac Pro :: BootCamp Dual Monitor And Playing Games

Dec 8, 2008

I have a dual monitor setup and just wondering how to get my secondary monitor to play gta iv and games in general from the get-go.

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Windows On Mac :: Using Bootcamp - Playing Games On Macbook

Jan 31, 2009

Say you use Bootcamp...can you play Games for Windows and PC games on your mac?

For Games for Windows, will you be able to get achievements on them?

Such as Fallout 3.

Can I run that on my macbook Black, the old one, bought just before aluminium macbook was released.

2.4 Ghz Intel Core Duo
Intel GMA X3100 (Video card)

I dont think you can upgrade video card on Mac, so would I need to get a new Mac with the Nvidia cards to play Fallout 3, or will my mac suffice?

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Mar 29, 2009

What drivers do I need to play games on parallels 3.0? I can't seem to install the x1600 driver..

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