VirtueDesktops – Yo DJ, spin that screen!

“VirtueDesktops” is a
virtual desktop manager for Apple’s Mac OS. It offers features, eye
candy and configurable options that no other desktop manager on the mac
has added yet, and is under active development. It is based upon the
work done by Rich Wareham on DesktopManager, which is a lighter, less feature-packed virtual desktop application. It includes a small amount of Rich’s code from DesktopManager,
which means that presently it is licensed under the GPL – the goal is
to move to a less viral license that would allow VirtueDesktops’
components to be used in other products more freely.

Below are some of the key features of VirtueDesktops.

Virtual screens: an unlimited number of virtual screens at your disposal

Eye candy: exciting transitions and window fading

Universal binary: runs at full speed on your shiny new intel-based mac

AppleScript-able: script your desktop experience

Unobtrusive: VirtueDesktops does not clutter your
desktop – it gets in, switches your virtual screen and then quietly
hides itself, waiting for your next request

Extensible: install plugins to add additional features

Exposé: works well with Apple’s Exposé

Keeps you informed: notifications and current desktop display orient you as you work across multiple virtual screens

“Stick-ify” your windows or applications: Make your windows and applications visible across all of your virtual screens


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