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Windows Sysinternals Desktops is a virtual desktop utility that provides up to 4 virtual desktops. It creates a Windows desktop object for each additional virtual desktop other than the default one. I am finding that Windows keyboard shortcuts (like Win+E to launch Explorer) work only in Desktop 1 and not in the newly created Desktop 2, 3 and 4!

What is the cause of this problem? How can I get my keyboard shortcuts working with the other virtual desktops?

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I have Desktops on Win7 and Win+E, Win+D, etc. work fine. I have problems with clipx and similar programs because of different desktop objects used by each virtual desktop. – watbywbarif Jul 19 '12 at 13:41

It happens to me too. According to official documentation, Desktops create a new explorer.exe process for each new desktop created. Maybe this is the problem, and the new explorer.exe processes do not capture keyboard shortcuts events like the Win+E one.

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