VirtueDesktops – Virtual Desktops with Style
If you’re anything like the rest of us Mac geeks, we’re dying for the Mac OS X Leopard 10.5 release and its snazzy new features. Thankfully, we can have the technology of Spaces right now, one of Leopards coolest features, with a program called VirtueDesktops. VirtueDesktops is a virtual desktop manager that has some great features and a very attractive interface, featuring cool transitions and simple keystrokes to activate.
Installing VirtueDesktops is super simple, and a little icon pops up in your menubar with preferences, spaces, and some functions in it:
I personally like to use the keystrokes (shift-control-arrowkeys and shift-tab) to activate the desktop switching, but you can do it through the menu if you’d prefer. Hitting shift-tab brings up this menu to switch around in desktops easily:
Switching around between desktops is a cool flipping animation, rotating by the center of your desktop to reveal the next virtual desktop. This program is great! You’ll soon be wondering how you ever lived without it.