Desktop Manager – Desktop pager for OS X with awesome transitions

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 Exposé-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

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