I have decided that I am going to experiment replacing Codetek’s VirtualDesktop application with Apple’s ExposÃ©. I have really liked what I have used of ExposÃ© so far, but my efforts to grow accustomed to it have been stymied by CTVDs lack of compatibility with ExposÃ©. Even the latest beta’s of CTVD leave much to be desired when it comes to ExposÃ© compatibility.
But compatibility aside, I think ExposÃ© 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 ExposÃ©-clone for XP.
I have been saying since I installed Panther that ExposÃ© 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.