I have been playing with this latest beta and am quite happy with it. I do have a couple of questions though. First, in the Sparkle update notes, I thought I saw it say that each space would have the option to control menubar transparency, I do not see this option in the Preferences. Has it not been implemented yet?
That was a feature of previous versions, and I did remove it. Basically, it was causing some stability issues and really didn't add much to the experience (in my opinion). If you're going to use custom desktop backgrounds, you'll basically need to disable the menu transparency - and complain to Apple (I have). There's no fast, straight forward way for me to update the area behind the menu bar.
Second, when using the Low Memory Drawing feature (enabled), the option to have multiple desktop backgrounds is bypassed, however, if the option to show desktop backgrounds in the Space Switcher is enabled, it still shows the various backgrounds, even though they do not appear in use for the actual desktop spaces. Not sure if this is a bug or not, just caught me by surprise.
Low memory mode should still let you set a background image for each of your spaces - if it's not, that's a bug!
Lastly, I notice that the "Show Hyperspaces in menu bar as:" option has a check mark in front of it, but is grayed out. Does this mean that disabling the menubar icon will be a selectable setting in an upcoming iteration? I'd personally like to see that, as I am content to use this via keyboard hotkey, and bypass the presence of Hyperspaces in my menubar.
Yes, this will be added in a future version. It's disabled at present because I'm still trying to work out how to enable/disable the dock icon and leave code signing on.
Aside from those questions and comments, Tony, I am very happy to see that you have indeed vastly reduced the memory footprint of this app on my machine, with the appropriate settings enabled and/or disabled as necessary. You've done what you said you would do, and I commend you for your effort and response to the calls of your user base. Great job, Tony!
Thanks a lot buzzasus! MacHeist has been a great experience for me, and has given both my application and myself a lot of exposure to users I would not have otherwise reached. I'm looking forward to next year
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