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Possible to open applications at fullscreen in new virtual desktop in Windows 10?

On OS X, if I click the green maximize button, the application moves to its own virtual desktop in full screen mode. Is there a way to make this behavior happen on Windows 10? Is it possible to make ...
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Windows 10 - virtual desktop startup automation

I've not been able to find much on this so I thought I'd ask here: I am looking for a way to have multiple virtual desktops created on logon and a few applications automatically started in each. For ...
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how can i tell if a user is using VDI

I have a Client with VDI environment. They use VMware horizon some of which are on Little terminals some access via a Desktop PC. other users dont use VDI at all.. My question is how do i know if a ...
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Shortcut keys to move windows between virtual windows 10 desktop

In windows 10, are there keyboard short cut keys to move an application window between virtual windows desktop? For example, I remember in Ubuntu, I can press CTRL+SHIFT+RIGHT and that will move the ...
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Stop automatic switching of virtual desktops in Windows 10

Having used Linux-based OSs for several years I grew to love the virtual desktops. I was happy to find out that W10 had implemented virtual desktops too. However using them i have found that ...
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capture video in virtual desktop

I use windows 10 and I need to capture just one virtual desktop and when I move to another desktop, that software should still capture video from the first virtual desktop (like capture video from ...
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OS X - easy way to delete all virutal desktop

I dont know why but I have almost 200 vitual desktop and I m looking for a way to just have one :) Usually i hit F3 go to one and kill it. But to do it 200 times it's gonna take a lot of time!
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How to change the transparency of an arbitrary window in Windows 10

The popular virtual desktop software "Dexpot" (http://dexpot.de/?lang=en) offers the functionality to set a window's transparency, but this software does not officially support Windows 10. Since ...
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Windows 10 virtual desktops - preserve taskbar order

Is there a way to preserve the taskbar order while switching between virtual desktops in Windows 10? The order resets on my PC every time, and that's very annoying.
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Can you prevent dragging windows between screens?

So basically I want to prevent accidentally dragging a window to my second display and only move it explicitly with the 'send to display' (Super+Shift+Arrow) with windows 10 OR send a second virtual ...
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How to rearrange virtual desktops in Windows 10

Is there any solution on how I could rearrange my virtual desktops in the task-view (WIN+TAB)?
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Windows 10 - Automatically focus windows on virtual desktops

I really love the new virtual desktops of Windows 10, but everytime I switch to a virtual desktop, I have to press ALT+TAB to focus the only window on that desktop. That kind of kills the feature, ...
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Identifying the screen space of a particular screen on a multi screen setup on Linux

Say for example that you have three 1920x1200 screens, giving you a virtual desktop of 5760×1200. I want to be able to identify which screen space each monitor occupies in the virtual desktop. That is ...
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Keep rotating Virtual Desktop by Keyboard Shortcut

I want Virtual Desktops to keep rotating if they hit an end. Suppose if there are 5 virtual desktop 1-5, pressing Win+Tab stop working as soon it reaches 5th virtual desktop. I want it to repeat its ...
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How can I dynamically add a virtual desktop in openbox

I know that I can set up openbox to allow manual creation and destruction of virtual desktops by linking keyboard shortcuts to the actions AddDesktop and RemoveDesktop like so: <keybind ...
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Virtual Desktop Properties To Command Line

Is there a way from the command line (wmic, regedit, or dedicated tool) to check how many Virtual Desktops in Windows 10 are active, in which a window is, and which one the computer is currently ...
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Can I Disable CTRL+ALT+ArrowKey key combination in favor of the Windows 10 Virtual Desktops?

I want to use virtual desktops in Windows 10, that are activated with CTRL + WIN + ← / → key combination. Often I press ALT key instead that WIN one, and I change my desktop orientation. I use a ...
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How to create a custom sized virtual desktop?

Is it possible to create a custom sized virtual desktop (larger than our resolution) so that we could scroll around and pan (so that it acts like a magnifying glass)? Then it would be possible to ...
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Unity in Multiple Virtual Desktops

I was wondering if anyone has found how to have multiple instances of the same Unity project open. I've tried using virtual desktops in Windows and it won't let me. I'm editing different scenes, but ...
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Keyboard + mouse shortcut combination replacement for virtual desktop

I was fiddling with the virtual desktops feature on Windows 10 and would like to know if there's a way of replacing the standard Control + Windows Key + Arrow Keys with Control + Windows Key + Mouse ...
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How can I force a program to open in a specific desktop?

I've created an environment where I use 3 different desktop configurations, but every time I reboot, I have to manually open each program in that target desktop to make it look like it did before. ...
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Assigning a virtual desktop to a monitor in Windows 10

Is there a way to assign a virtual desktop to a monitor in Windows 10 (i.e. have every monitor show a different VD)?
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Possible to keep a window in all virtual desktops?

In Ubuntu you can have virtual desktops, and toggle individual windows to exist on all of those desktops. How do I do the same in Windows 10?
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Windows 10 Virtual Desktops and multiple program instances

I'm having an issue with the new Virtual Desktops in Windows 10. For example: From Desktop 1, double click the file "test1.xlsx". This will open the file in a new instance of Excel (specifically ...
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Windows 10, virtual desktops. Is it possible to share some apps between the desktops

I'm just starting to use virtual desktops and I use it to split work & non-work activity. However, some application I want on both virtual desktops like Skype, outlook,.. . Outlook allows you to ...
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Starting Programs in a Specific Virtual Desktop

When I boot my laptop, I'd like to have two programs open, A and B. I can do this using the startup folder, but I'd like to open A in my first desktop and B in my second desktop. Is this possible in ...
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Do programs on Inactive Virtual Desktop still use the memory in Windows 10?

Really, I was wondering if there is a point to multiple desktops, beyond a users personal organization, Like is there some type of performance boost or something? Specifically, If I have Chrome with ...
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Windows 10 second screen shared across all virtual desktops

I was wondering if it was at all possible to share the second screen across all virtual desktops instead of it switching along with the first screen to the new virtual desktop. This feature is in ...
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Is there a way to change the Window 10 virtual desktop name [duplicate]

In Windows 10 there are virtual desktops. Unfortunately, the are by default Desktop 1, Desktop 2, etc. Or as in my screenshot Bureaublad 1, Bureaublad 2. Is there a way to rename them to something ...
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Windows 10 does not switch desktops from left to right

I have just upgraded my Windows from 7 to 10 and encountered a bug: Ctrl+Win+Left does switch desktops from right to left but Ctrl+Win+Right, which is expected to switch from left to right, does ...
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windows 10 change virtual desktop hotkeys without external utilities

I'm trying to figure out how to change hotkeys for switching virtual desktops on windows 10, I know about AutoHotkey, but I don't want make crutches, may be some register edits or something else?
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How to I move desktops between monitors and reorder them in Windows 10?

I use the Spaces feature in OS X quite heavily so when I heard Windows 10 would support a similar feature I was excited to try. Upon attempting to build my virtual desktop workflow similar to that of ...
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Avoid automatically switching to other virtual desktop when opening a folder again

Recently, I have been playing around with virtual desktops in Windows 10 and was surprised by the following behaviour: I have a folder lying on my desktop. On virtual desktop 1, I open the folder ...
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AutoHotKey - Custom shortcut to switch to next/previous desktop in Windows 10

I have written a small AutoHotKey script to switch virtual desktops in Windows 10. I wrote this code so that I could switch desktops with my own custom keyboard shortcut instead of using Windows 10's ...
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Pin applications to multiple desktops in Windows 10

One of the big new features for Windows is the fact that multiple "virtual" desktops are now natively supported, allowing you to organise collections of windows together and separate groups of tasks. ...
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Multiple desktops on multiple displays in Windows 10

At my desk, I have a second monitor plugged into my laptop. When I unplug it and go away, all the windows on the second display get crammed onto my laptop screen. I would like to have that second ...
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Windows 10 Multiple Desktop Affinity for processes

I've never really used multiple desktops before on different operating systems, so maybe this is just how they work. But if I kick off a process on one desktop, and then switch to another desktop ...
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How to move a window, or switch, to another virtual desktop using the keyboard?

Is there a way to achieve this using Autohotkey if there is no native functionality for it?
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Send a virtual desktop (from Desktops 2.0) to HDMI

I have Windows 8 and I use the wonderful Desktops 2.0 app: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc817881.aspx . It let me have 4 multiple virtual desktops as I was used in linux. When I attach ...
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qemu virtual machine send desktop switching command to host

I would like to set up qemu/virt-manager/spice so that I can run a VM full-screen on its own KDE virtual desktop. I have ctrl-alt-{up,down} set up as desktop switching shortcuts, but I need a way to ...
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Divide the screen in windows 7

I have to work on a debugger in one window and the source code and testing in another 2 windows. I have one large monitor. Doing Alt+Tab frequently is beginning ot hurt my fingers. I was looking for ...
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VirtuaWin, Firefox, New Window

I use VirtuaWin as window manager. Usually when I open new applications, new instances are opened on the current desktop. In Firefox, when I click on a link from outside (i.e., when the Windows URI ...
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Run IE Frame Inside Chrome

We're in situation where we run a legacy application on silverlight which we are now starting experience issues in chrome being they are depreciating NPAPI functionality. We're trying to workout ...
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Switching between user sessions in Windows (Virtual Desktop)

I am looking for a quick way to switch between sessions of different user accounts(Quicker than the standard way, and without re-entering passwords each time). I am thinking of Virtual desktops ...
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Move window to new desktop in Windows 10?

In the current Windows 10 tech preview, you can finally add new "virtual" desktops and quickly jump between them. But is it possible to move an open window (for example a browser) from one desktop to ...
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Accessing second display over first monitor

I got and projector on my computer which totaly works fine. I can move windows back and forth with keybinds and what not. Usually thats all I need but sometimes I need to interact. Like clicking ...
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Separate Windows desktops on 1 over 3 monitor setup

If I have a 1-over-3 monitor (shown below), is it possible to split the desktop experience into two sections -- one for the bottom three, and a separate for the top one? For example, I want to use ...
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Dexpot carries malware?

Dexpot appears to have a lion market share as far as virtual desktop managers go. It also seems to have a rep for adware/bloatware or worse; at least the dexpot.de site does: ...
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Selectively duplicate windows on second monitor

I'm preparing for a live coding session where I will be giving a talk and programming in front of the audience. I would like the projector to only show my IDE (Visual Studio, emacs, ...), and my ...
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While Deploying Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI), I'm not able to add any VM's in the Collection

I am trying to create a Virtual Desktop collection, when ever i reach the page where it asks to select a Virtual Desktop Template it does not detect any Virtual Desktop even when I have a VM on the ...