Originally Posted by macnoid
If Photoshop is assigned to Space 2, and you're in Space 1 when you double-click a Photoshop document, the Space switches to space 2 and shows your Document.
Does automatic Space-switching happen when an app in one Space opens a window for another app in a different Space? With VirtueDesktops I'm able to open multiple Safari windows from NNW on the Browser desktop without being automatically switched there, keeping the News desktop uncluttered.
I've always preferred to explicitly switch between virtual desktops instead of it happening automatically (sometimes unexpectedly).
There's nothing to stop you from then moving the Photoshop document back to space 1 if you want to.
Moving windows to different virtual desktops is a basic VDM capability, although it doesn't always work correctly in VirtueDesktops.
My guess is that in older Carbon apps that don't use standard toolbox routines to draw modal dialogs, this could be a problem. What if you were working with a document in a different space from the one the app was "assigned" and the app brings up a dialog ("Pay your shareware fee!") If it doesn't use sheets or standard toolbox calls, that dialog may be displaying in a different space and the window you're working with just appears to get unresponsive. I bet Cocoa apps and well-behaved Carbon apps will have no problem though.
I'd anticipate dialogs for the active
(frontmost) application to open in whatever Space you're currently working in, not in a different Space the app may have been assigned to. What's less obvious is where uninitiated dialogs might appear when the app is inactive
with visible windows in the current Space but assigned to a different Space. In some cases you'd like them to show up in the current Space; other times they may be better in the app-assigned Space.
I don't know how much control Spaces gives you over different foreground/background app, initiated/unitiated window scenarios.
Unless you really have to, I'd leave the "assigning" feature as a very rare option.
Depends on the implementation. For me CodeTek VirtualDesktop Pro (an unfortunate abandonware victim) did a better job with that than VirtueDesktops.
Numbers are the keyboard shortcuts for jumping straight to a particular space, but aren't shown otherwise. Names attached to spaces would be kind of useless since they wouldn't be shown and wouldn't otherwise do anything. Nice sentiment (like comments in code) but not very useful.
I think named Spaces could be quite useful, e.g. in the menubar list or (if supported) a brief bezel display when switching between Spaces (like other OS X VDM's optionally do).
I strongly agree with the digs being childish (no matter which side started them); the past is the past.
They seem an unnecessary unprofessional distraction, though not atypical considering AI's oft-tabloid mentality.