A virtual desktop is a way to expand the space of the computer's desktop environment beyond the physical limits of the screen's display area. For question related the virtualized environment between the computer platform and its operating system use the tag [virtual-machine]. For question related ...

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Personal VDI for different environments

I'm about to reinstall my computer and I'd like to have different self-dependent environments: Android development, .Net development, PHP development, Gaming and stuff, misc, etc. My first option was ...
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Citrix Receiver Resolution issue

I have a problem with Citrix, when open a VDI , this appears in a box does not appear with the full resolution , after 10/15 min returns to normal , this happens only when Citrix opens and connects to ...
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Mac Virtual Screens order keeps changing

I am using my Macbook Pro with 2 external monitor, both of them is connected through mini displayport. One of my external monitor has 3 virtual desktop. (While the built in monitor and the other one ...
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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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Split monitor into virtual monitors

I'm searching for a solution to split one physical monitor into two( or more?) virtual monitors. Let's say I've a monitor (monitor_a) with the resolution of 1920*1080. Now I want this monitor_a to ...
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How to stream your second monitor with VideoLAN VLC over LAN?

I would like to stream my Second Monitor over LAN using VLC. I've tried many tutorials around the internet but nothing is working it's just not streaming on the other computer. Is there and complete ...
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VirtuaWin - Show window on 2 out of 4 Desktops

Is there a way to configure VirtuaWin (http://virtuawin.sourceforge.net/) so that a window is displayed on more than 1 desktop, but not on all of them? For example I want to show Visual Studio on ...
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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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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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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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Windows 10 virtual desktop - is there a setting to launch child process in same desktop as parent?

I often run batch files processes which launch an application that appears, works then closes. It repeats many times. My problem is that if I put my command line batch window to desktop 2, then ...
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Easy way to delete all virutal desktops in OS X

I don't know why but I have almost 200 virtual desktops and I'm looking for a way to just have one open. 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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Virtual Desktop Manager for Windows 7 [closed]

I'm surprised to still NOT see a build in feature to be able to utilized more then one desktop! I mean every popular OS has it build in! Apple Mac OS X, Linux, Solaris and I'm pretty sure many others....
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In Windows 10 is it possible to arrange virtual desktops in a grid with multiple rows and columns as I can on linux?

Title says it all. I usually have a 3x4 array of virtual desktops on linux. Can I do the same on Windows 10. I don't believe that you can with the UI. Was wondering if it were possible by editing ...
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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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Force Sublime Text to open on current virtual desktop in Windows 10

I often have several virtual desktops open in Windows 10 with various programs in each one. I often want to open in my current virtual desktop a new instance of a program that already has a window ...
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Sharing a virtual screen from OS X to Windows

I need to work on my MacBook Pro (El Capitan) while running an app which is always in fullscreen and blocks switching between spaces. However, when there is another screen available, the app only ...
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Swap desktops between monitors (windows)

I want to be able to swap the desktop on monitor 1 with monitor 2. "What is the best way to swap the part of the desktop which is visible on monitor 1 with the part of the desktop which is visible on ...
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Dexpot doesn't move fullscreen virtualbox window

I have dexpot running a batch script on dexpot startup in desktop 2. It uses VBoxmanage to start an ArchLinux virtual machine. However, although the batch script starts in desktop 2, the virtual ...
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Notepad++ one instance per each virtual desktop

I have problem with opening .txt file on windows-10. Notepad++ is default program to open .txt files, but when there is notepad++ application already running in other virtual desktop OS will ...
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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 I'...
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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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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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Bluebeam licensing in a VMWare Horizon environment

We're starting the process to move our users over to a virtual desktop environment using VMWare Horizon client. All the Appvolumes we have set up are working great so far but there is one final ...
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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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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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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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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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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 - 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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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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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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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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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 key="W-F12"...
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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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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 using?...
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how to have a different wallpaper for different virtual desktops

I'm running Ubuntu Karmic Koala with gnome and have the standard two virtual desktops setup. I want to setup the background so that it either spans the two virtual desktops like a dual monitor ...
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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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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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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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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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Dexpot - Exclude Monitor(s) Settings?

I´m running Windows 7 with a dual monitor setup. I would like to use the main monitor for multiple desktops, but keep the secondary monitor always the same for my Outlook and IM client. I've tried ...
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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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Is there a way to move the current window to another desktop without using a mouse in OS X?

In OS X as I'm aware to move the current window to the next desktop, I'd click down on the title bar of the window to have it in move mode, and then while keeping the mouse button down, press ctrl-<...
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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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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 ...