Did you ever want to use the ever-so-cool cube rotating desktop trick in OS X but couldn’t because you didn’t want or need to enable fast user switching? Now you can have AWESOME desktop transitions using this really, really nice little Open Source app:
About Desktop Manager
Desktop Manager is my own pet project to implement a (hopefully) easy to use virtual desktop manager for OS X. I’ve put it up here in the hope that it will be useful to others. Simply run the app and a pager should appear in the status bar and on the desktop.
- Have any number of named virtual ‘screens’ (up to available memory) to arrange your programs on. Have one screen to keep your mail programs, one for web-browsing, one for work. The possibilities are almost endless.
- Exciting switch transitions to make all your Windows/Linux using friends green with envy.
- Control switching via fully configurable ‘hotkeys’.
- Get an instant overview of your desktops via a status-bar based ‘pager’.
- Move windows around in desktops via a desktop-based ‘pager’.
- Desktop pager compatible with CodeTek VirtualDesktop skins.
- Move windows between desktops easily via status-bar menu or ExposÃ©-like ‘Operations Menu’.
- Sticky window support – have one window on all desktops.
- Active edge support – switch desktop when the mouse moves past the edge of the screen.
- Desktop notification bezel – pops up on desktop switch to help you orient yourself.
- Current desktop name available on desktop background to help you keep track.
- Small, unobtrusive app – can be made to be totally invisible if you want. Designed to get out of your way and act like a part of the OS.
Go get it now: Desktop Manager