If you’re like me then one desktop just doesn’t cut it anymore. Leopard’s Spaces is Apple’s attempt at a virtual desktop management app and it has lacked one very crucial feature until the .3 release of the operating system which was pushed last week.
Its a difficult feature to explain but it basically allows your to divide your spaces by task instead of by application. I was dying for this fix because everytime I would switch to an application in a space that didn’t have it open already, I would be whisked away to another space that I did not want to be in.
To activate this feature just open the Exposé and Spaces preferences pane and unclick the following checkbox:
Read Gruber’s post on this for a more eloquent and thorough explanation.