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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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 :: 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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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 :: Revert To Leopard Expose?

Sep 2, 2009

There was another post that brushed on this so I wanted to start one just for this topic. It seems alot of people on here (me included) think that Snow Leopard has effectively ruined the functionality of expose with the new way it arranges windows. I barely use it now since it is much harder to find what I am looking for. For instance, my "downloads" menu from safari is now larger than some of the safari windows themselves! The question: Is there anyway, hacks or otherwise, to revert to the old style of expose?

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OS X :: How To Install 10.5 Expose In Snow Leopard

Oct 15, 2009

I've been trying to install the 10.5 version of Expose into 10.6 but I don't know enough about OSX to know how to make it work. I've tried installing the package from the 10.5 instal disks using Pacifist but I still the the 10.6 Expose behavior.

If people can get the 10.5, Base 2 Finder working in Snow Leopard it should be possible to get Expose working also.

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OS X :: Expose Glitching In Snow Leopard?

May 13, 2010

This mainly seems to be a display bug and has been happening since the upgrade to Snow Leopard on my 2008 white macbook.

It happens about 70% of the time I switch windows with expose.

Is anyone experiencing similar problems? I'm not having any of the other display issues such as in the other threads with the weird shadows or boxes or anything.

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OS X :: Right Click Activates Expose In Snow Leopard?

Aug 30, 2009

I just got snow leopard and for some reason when i try to right click using the trackpad, it goes into expose mode. So trying to click right, besically brings up expose. Is anyone else experiencing this ?

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OS X :: Leopard Expose - Space For Actual Windows

Sep 3, 2009

I want the non-existing window to disappear completely and leave space for the actual windows. I can't seem to figure out the catch.

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OS X :: Office 2008 And Expose In Snow Leopard

Nov 16, 2009

User here with a MacBook Air, Snow Leopard, Rev B SSD:

Questions -
1. For everyone running SL, do you prefer Office 2004 or Office 2008?
2. I heard a rumor that SL fixed the problems between Office 2008 and Expose - is that true?

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OS X :: Swiping In Expose Is Completely Ruined In Snow Leopard?

Sep 15, 2009

Prior to Snow Leopard, you could use swipe up to see the desktop and then swipe down to come back to your previous window. Now you must swipe up again to go back to your original window. The up/down movement is ruined in Snow Leopard...

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OS X :: Old Leopard Spaces Get Back

Dec 29, 2009

I'm late to the game with Snow Leopard and just upgraded today. The very first thing I noticed is that I can no longer active Spaces and then choose which Space I want with a number key. For example, in Leopard I had F19 mapped to display the Spaces view and then click '2' on the numberpad to display the second space. I used this A LOT and it was extremely fast and useful for me. But now with Snow Leopard, F19 will display the Spaces view, but clicking any numbers on the keypad doesn't do anything. I checked the preferences, but the only option is to select a key combination (ex: ^ Number Keys). I want to be able to hit *just* the number key.

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: Resetting Key-chain In Mac OS X?

May 12, 2012

I am running osx 10.6.8 which i down loaded from the app store. I am having problems with one of my email accounts requiring the password all the time so following advice on hear am trying to access the keychain but for some reason can not find it in utilities.

Mac mini, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: Resetting Keychain In Mac?

Jun 11, 2012

I keep getting asked for my keychain Password on my MAC?

iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.7)

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OS X V10.5 Leopard :: Changing Or Resetting An Account Password?

May 27, 2012

my son loaded a password on his user profile, how do I delete the password?

Mac Pro, iOS 5.1.1

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OS X :: Missing Feature In Snow Leopard (re-Spaces)

Aug 17, 2009

Assign applications to spaces. Assign an application to any space from its icon in the Dock with a click. Quickly spread your work out in different spaces by assigning an application to a space right from the Dock. Just right-click the Dock icon and select a space for the application. I cannot find this feature in the latest build.

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Applications :: CS5 And Spaces Settings In Snow Leopard?

Jun 14, 2010

Has anyone got CS5 to respect Spaces settings in Snow Leopard? Even if I use System Prefs to assign it to a single Space, when I cmd-tab to Dreamweaver it simply moves itself into the current Space.

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OS X :: How To Reassign The Order Of Spaces Under Snow Leopard

Jul 22, 2010

how to re-assign the order of Spaces (not the contents) under Snow Leopard? perhaps a third party utility?

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: Keyboard & Trackpad Preferences Keep Resetting

Mar 12, 2012

I've had my MacBook Pro for just over a year now and it's been awesome (it was my first Mac after being a PC user for 20 yrs). 

As soon as I got my Mac I modified the mouse & keyboard to act more like windows:modified the control key to work as commandenabled secondary (right) click on the track pad 

This worked fine for a long time, then all of a sudden in the last month or so these preferences keep being lost and I need to go back in and set them up again.

Have I 'unlocked' some setting that allows these preferences to keep resetting? Or is my mac suffering from windows-like OS issues?

MacBook Pro (17-inch Mid 2010), Mac OS X (10.6.5)

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: Resetting Master Password At Login?

May 14, 2012

Lately I've been noticing that when logging into our SnowLeopard miniserve after "fat-fingering" the password once, I am prompted to reset the Master Password. When doing this you are also informed that the keychain will be updated. Is there a system level setting that is causing this? It doesn't seem like you should have to reset the Master Password/keychain after one failed attempt to log into the system...?

Mac mini, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: Changing Or Resetting An Account Password?

May 20, 2012

I have a new macbook pro that did not have a disk, OS X lion 7.3.4 was pre installed  so how can i change the administrators name and password, it did not migrate properly from my hard drive.., now there is some mysterious administrator name and or password??

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: Changing Or Resetting Forgot Password

May 22, 2012

I have forgotten my password and need to reset.

MacBook Pro

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OS X :: Spaces Not Responding To Mouse Buttons In Snow Leopard?

Sep 28, 2009

I have spaces assigned to my mouse buttons and one day it stopped working. I assumed my mouse button went bad until I tried another mouse. The button is assigned correctly spaces just doesn't respond to it...sometimes. Sometimes it works find. Has anyone else had this? I'm trying to narrow down if its my system or not.

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MacBook Pro :: Applications Not Showing In Spaces On Snow Leopard

Mar 22, 2012

I have looked in the forums and haven't found anything specific to my issue. I can't tap F8 because it starts  music in my iTunes, so I set it up with right click on my mouse (yep using a mouse). When the spaces applications show up on my screen in squares,  only Firefox shows up,and the others show up as blue squares with nothing in them. How do I get them to show up? I have the applications assigned to different spaces, not the same one. I have spaces enabled as well.

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8), ITouch 16gb/Aiport Express

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OS X :: Spaces Little More Difficult To Work With On Snow Leopard - "feature" Missing?

Sep 13, 2009

Before I got this new Snow Leopard I would hit f8 to bring up spaces, then move the cursor to say the upper left space, and then hit f8 again to move to that space. Now though, I have to move the cursor to the upper left space and then actually click the mouse button on it to go to this space. If I hit f8 without clicking, I just come back to the space Im already on.

Why this bother me is because first of all I work quicker the other way, no biggy though. BUT before I could also drag a file from one space to another because I could switch space only by using f8 and moving the cursor. Now when I have to click on the damn thing it'll "release" the file Im trying to drag, so I cant drag between spaces in the same cool and quick way.

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