I have decided that I am going to experiment replacing Codetek’s VirtualDesktop application with Apple’s Exposé. I have really liked what I have used of Exposé so far, but my efforts to grow accustomed to it have been stymied by CTVDs lack of compatibility with Exposé. Even the latest beta’s of CTVD leave much to be desired when it comes to Exposé compatibility.
But compatibility aside, I think Exposé might be a “better” solution to the screen real-estate problem than virtual desktops. I’m not certain yet, and it will take a period of forced acclimation, but I’d like to give it a shot. I know, however, that if I become used to this then using Windows is going to be even MORE painful until I find some kind of Exposé-clone for XP.
I have been saying since I installed Panther that Exposé was one of the greatest additions to the traditional WIMP UI in awhile, but time to put my money where my mouth is.
Update: I am already finding myself in “Desktop Switching Hotkey Hell”. I feel like I have phantom movement of an amputated limb. This won’t deter me, though, I will at least see this through for two weeks.