Wednesday, December 11, 2013
If you have recently upgraded to Mavericks or just start using Mavericks 10.7 Mac OS X, you might be curious about what is workspace and how to assign certain applications only open in specific workspace.
Workspace can be defined as a copy of your desktop that you can create and use it to open different applications.
Imagine you have to different bundles of physical files and papers that you need to organise and work on, and you have a few tables. You can organise each related bundle on one table and work on them one at a time. Every now and then you can switch between them, but your focus is a specific table at any one time.
Workspace is the same. You can create multiple workspaces, and group any similar applications in one workspace.
How to create a workspace
If you are using Mac, press F3. This will trigger what we called "Mission Control". If you are using trackpad, swipe up with three finger and it will have similar effect.
You will see a screen similar to the following
The top part of the screen shows your current workspaces, with the left most being the dashboard. Dashboard is another “workspace” that contains all your widgets. You can switch between different workspaces by swiping four fingers left or right.
How to assign applications to specific workspace
This post describes a simple trick to enable filename extensions to be displayed at all time in Finder.
I like to know and see what is the filename extension - because sometimes I would like to change them to different type.
By default, Mac OS X will not display the file extensions for known file type, such as .pdf. This could cause confusion because you might see some files that has filename extensions, but some don't.