Using Mac Spaces

The first time I tried using Spaces on the Mac, it really didn’t click for me. I recently found myself frantically trying to keep up with everything at work and getting distracted mid-thought by other tasks, that I finally decided I needed to try something new.

I decided to give Spaces a try and really stick to it. Today was day 1 in this experiment. I enabled 4 spaces and have designated the spaces as follows:

Space 1: My primary workspace (browsers, text editor, Evernote, etc.)

Space 2: Misc. (haven’t figured this out yet)

Space 3: Communications Apps (Skype, Mail, iCal)

Space 4: Media (iTunes, iPhoto, Twitter)

I actually used the option to constrain those apps to the designated spaces. I use hotkeys to navigate between spaces and I believe it actually helped today. I’ll stick with this for a while and see how it works out for me. Stay tuned!

(Photo used under Creative Commons by Flickr user: mattbrett)

Turn On Debug Menu in Safari

Safari has an interesting set of options for debugging web pages. You just have to turn it on. From the Teminal, type the following:

defaults write IncludeDebugMenu 1

You can also turn it on for Windows by adding the following to your Preferences.plist (C:\Documents and Settings\USERNAME\Application Data\Apple Computer\Safari\Preferences.plist ) file:


For more info, check the Apple support documentation.