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Virtual Desktops For Windows Xp


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#1 luciusad2004

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Posted 24 October 2006 - 10:19 AM

Hello all. I was wondering if anyone else knew about this. Its pretty common in linux distrobutions, and its supposed to be makeing its way in to the newest version of mac OS X.

Heres a link if anyone wants to check it out. I can try to get some screen shots if anyone wants to see.
Its called "Virtual Desktop Manager" and you have to scroll down a bit to find it.
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/downloa...ppowertoys.mspx

It lets you control up to four desktops at one time, and has an option to "zoom out" and view all of the desktops at once and select wich one you want to return to. You can also have different applications open in the different windows. I imagine it would be great for the mulittaskers out there. There are two ways that i noticed so far to move between these different views.

The first option is to have the desktop manager toolbar opened. This just sits in the taskbar and it has five round buttons. Four of them are numbered and move directly between the desktops. The fifth button is green and has four squares inside of it; it lets you view all of the desktops at once. If you dont want this on your taskbar you can rip it off of the taskbar and view it in a window or pull it to a side of the screen to have it snap to the edge as a seperate toolbar.

The other method of doing this is by using the shortcut keys. By defaut these are "windowskey + 'the number of the desktop you want'", and "windowskey + v" to view all windows. These can be changed to your likeing however.

I always admired the feature in many of the linux distrobutions and am rather suprised microsoft had a program to do it in xp.

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Posted 27 October 2006 - 12:06 PM

:thumbsup:
That is a good one, but it has some quirks.... the Explorer is on all the Desktops....
Another program that I have been using is called VirtuaWin 3.0
This one is awsome and has a very small footprint.Find it at http://virtuawin.sourceforge.net/


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Posted 27 October 2006 - 05:15 PM

Awesome ill have to check that out.

Edited by luciusad2004, 27 October 2006 - 05:19 PM.

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