I signed up for the forums SPECIFICALLY BECAUSE I have this problem. It is a bit annoying that I can't just terminate that through ctrl-alt-escape, even though I can kill everything else. I've had to turn off that feature because of how annoying that one thing is.
I have 6 workspaces, no zoom animation and no backgrounds for the grid.
I'm using a 2009 iMac with the following basic specs:
- Processor: 2.66 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
- Memory: 4 GB 1067 MHz DDR3
- Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 9400 256 MB
I'm a few days into the trial, and TotalSpaces2 is a little laggy in general so far (millisecond delays here and there), but other than this bug is perfectly fine. I should note that RAM IS getting a little taxed here: something else on the system seems to be hogging the RAM more than it did in Snow Leopard, so it might be an error caused by a lack of RAM. I think it's been happening when I've been doing high-toll operations.
I should note that I don't think m_assante mentioned this: the whole displaying of the grid-view freezes: the mouse moves, but the grid does not respond at all. Basically, you go to the grid, click on a space, and it lights up, but then instead of zooming in on it, it just freezes right there. I've left it overnight like that with no response.
Last time it happened, I was copying a large program from the DMG-mount to the App folder. I just tried to run that app, and it encountered an error, which re-installing it from the DMG fixed, which leads me to believe that it also affects file-moving, as I gave it more than enough time to move that file.
Wish I could give you more info on the problem, but it cuts off access to system monitors and developer tools, so I can't check its status or anything. Hope you guys can identify the problem and get this fixed, 'cause I really do hate what Mac's done with replacing workspaces with "Mission Control"...
Edit: If you want, I'm willing to try and recreate this bug for you. I'll just close my programs...
Edit 2: oh, and to answer the question you asked him. I tried hitting a few buttons, including escape, but none of them worked. I didn't try the hotkey, because I never bothered to learn it (if I'm on grid-view, it means I'm using the mouse and a hot-corner). I should note that holding down the power button DID bring up the shut-down menu, and the screen-saver DID activate after the specified time, but there was no way for me to get out of the frozen grid.