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Are Virtual-Desktop Managers good or bad for system resources?

I am looking at Virtual-Desktop Managers for Windows 7. Right now it seems that VirtualWin is supposed to be about the best one available for use on Windows. I have never used anything like this ...
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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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Workspace Cycling With Ctrl+Alt+Arrow Or Mouse Wheel On Windows

Many Linux distro desktops cycle workspaces with Ctrl+Alt+Arrow keys. Yet virtual desktops for Windows seem to only allow switching by indicating desktops by number. Is there a way to cycle with hot ...
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Is there a Linux window manager that allows separate virtual desktops (workspaces) on separate monitors?

For instance, in Gnome, I can set up multiple Gnome workspaces. But when I add a second monitor, all I get is my current workspace extended onto the second monitor. I hate it. Every time I run a ...
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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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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 ...
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Limit alt-tab icons to current desktop in Dexpot

I'm primarily a Linux user but I use Win7 at work. I really like the Linux multiple desktops functionality, so looked around and found Dexpot to duplicate it on Windows. One thing I can't seem to ...
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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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Pinning different programs to each virtual desktop's taskbar

I use Mark Russinovich's Desktops to organize my windows in my work computer. Is it possible to pin different programs to each virtual desktop's taskbar? For example: Desktop 1: Chrome, Windows ...
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Running Multiple Instances of Firefox

I am running SysInternal's Desktops 1.02 and FireFox 3.6.2. I have noticed that while I can have Internet Explorer 8 open in multiple virtual desktops, you can not do the same with Firefox. If you try ...
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Oversized (higher resolution) virtual desktop by scaling/zooming out for Windows (XP)?

Is there any virtual desktop for Windows (XP) which can emulate higher resolution by scaling/zooming out?
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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 ...
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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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How to get terminal windows to span multiple desktops in OSX

When I moved a terminal window from one virtual desktop to another, all of the terminal windows opened move with it to the new desktop. Is there any way to make them go on separate desktops? I am on ...
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Use active application in fullscreen mode (not maximized)

With my FullHD monitor I use application bar fixed to right. That way I have good overview of other applications and their switching is easy. Sometimes I use applications that need lot of space ...
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How to map a virtual desktop to a monitor in a multiple monitor setup?

OS: Microsoft Windows Vista SP2, Microsoft Windows 7 My laptop is plugged to a docking station that supports dual monitors, which I use extensively. I have windows placed where I want them. All is ...
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Multiple OSX users to multiple spaces

IS there a way to have multiple users on OSX active at the same time, and switch between them by swiping to go between spaces, rather than using "fast user switching"? I want to do this, because I ...
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How to run GDM in display :0 and GDM in display :1

I am hacking (customising) my start-up scripts. I have been Googling for hours, but keep coming up with how to change default display manager, and this is NOT what I want to do... I have been trying ...
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AutoHotKey and VirtuaWin window switching

I've got a AHK script that looks for an active Emacs window and switches to it. However, since I'm using VirtuaWin now, this script stopped working -- it only works on the virtual display where Emacs ...
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How to set up a virtual screen or desktop?

On Windows, I installed Rainmeter and while searching through the position options for the widgets, it had a tick box next to my default monitor, but below that it said "@0: Virtual Screen". I did ...
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Possible to RDP into a desktop other than current one(using desktop manager)

I am using a Virtual Desktop Manager to run 4 desktops that I use. I am wondering if it is possible to RDP into a different desktop than the one that is currently being viewed on the local PC? So I am ...
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Does software exist to “share” a virtual desktop?

Suppose my desktop has two or three monitors, and my coworker's computer also has two or three monitors. I thought it would really amazingly helpful for collaboration if one of each of our monitors ...
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Why is Finestra VDM acting up?

I installed Finestra VDM yesterday, and it keeps acting up. What I mean by that is that it keeps switching desktops unwillingly as soon as I touch the mouse! I have disabled hotkeyes from the taskbar ...
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How can I better organize my desktop icons? [closed]

I looked at the Fences software by Stardock, as suggested here. But I don't think this fits my needs. As some reviewers said, Fences is merely just creates a prettier looking clutter. I want to get ...
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Ubuntu Unity annoying wrapping applications

I have problems with Unity wrapping of application windows that have offscreen bytes. In the example image, the dotted gray line represents the virtual desktops, and the purpled line reprents a ...
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Move windows between KDE activties

KDE 4.6 Plasma Workspaces added support for managing windows in Activities, which are a sort of combination between virtual desktops and session management. But I still haven't figured out some basic ...
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desktop switching in windows (virtual desktops) [duplicate]

I would like to know whether it is possible to set up the windows 7 desktop to display multiple virtual desktops, like in Ubuntu where you can switch from one desktop to another using ...
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How to make different firefox windows recognizable by VirtuaWin?

I want to automatically move certain windows of firefox based on <criteria>* to certain virtual desktops. VirtuaWin supports this but it needs Class Name: MozillaWindowClass Window ...
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How can I get virtual desktops (like Mac's Spaces) on my Windows 7 machine? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the multiple desktop utility you suggest for Windows? Virtual desktop (alt+ctrl+1,2,3,4,...) like Linux on Windows 7 I make much use of ctrl-arrows to new ...
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What's the best Virtual Desktop Manager out there for Windows 7 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: Virtual desktop(alt+ctrl+1,2,3,4,…) like linux on windows 7 Features that are important to me: Keyboard support Fast. Keyboard support Clean Keyboard ...
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Restore open applications, documents, and window state

When working on a project, I generally have a couple of Explorer windows open to relevant folders and a couple of applications (e.g. Eclipse and a form development tool) open to specific ...
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Move a screen from one virtual desktop to the other

I'm using the "Desktops" program by sysinternals. I'm wondering if it's possible to move a screen to one of the other virtual desktops?
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Multiple Workspaces in Windows with Two Monitors

I have a dual monitor (soon to be a three-monitor) setup. I am running windows 7 and my machine is capable of anything (no worries about memory hogs or intensive cpu loads). What I would like to do ...
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Windows 7 tool to create desktops under different user account [closed]

At the moment I am looking for a tool that could be described as a cross-over between Desktops and NetExec. I'm convinced actual power users here will have fond memories of NetExec when it was still ...
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How can Google Calendar notifications pop up in my current virtual desktop in RHEL6 (Gnome)?

I use 4 virtual desktops to organize my work (the standard workspaces that you can use with GNome). Email/Calendar stay in desktop 1. When a meeting is near to start, the notification notice pops up ...
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When I move a window partially offscreen, the offscreen part shows on next/previous desktop

I'm using Ubuntu 11.04; when I move a window partially offscreen, the offscreen part shows on the next/previous desktop In the screenshot below you can see CompizConfig (opened on the second desktop) ...
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Why windows went for so long without Virtual Desktops? [closed]

Windows has lacked Virtual desktop since it's origin (although Windows 1.0 had a tiling window manager :), and has required always the use of a third party application or a PowerToy (Windows XP+). ...
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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 ...
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Providing remote desktops via VNC

We have to provide 100 users a remote desktop with access to a browser. Firefox works fine. The thought is to deploy a remote desktop via desktop virtualization, so each user can get a customized ...
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Virtual desktop manager where process spawned from one desktop stay in that desktop

All is said in Title. I need virtual desktop manager with one important feature: when process running in one virtual desktop spawns other process, new process must be in same desktop as parent. Not to ...
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Multiple viewports into the same Virtual Desktop

I have been looking around for window manager solutions that would work nicely for me. While I have found a number of things, I have not yet found anything that really works well for my needs. Usage ...
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How to extend a single window across 4 virtual desktops on Windows 7

How can I stretch or span a single window across multiple virtual desktops (four in total). I am running Windows 7 and I have tried the Dexpot virtual desktop software
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VirtuaWin shows Visual Studio 2010 in all Desktops

I'm using VirtuaWin in Windows 7 to have virtual desktop functionality and I think this program is awesome. There's one small issue, though: on the computer at work, when moving to another desktop it ...
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can Windows be hacked to have “huge” screen resolution and not transmit it to monitor, i.e. only for remote desktop viewing?

the question is somewhat reminiscent of this one Virtual monitor / desktop accessable through vnc only (windows 7) . I have read that one of the reasons why you should not have Windows try have screen ...
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Are there any multiple desktops software for Vista? (similar to what is included in GNOME and KDE)

In GNOME and KDE, (and from what I hear, OS X aswell), you have a feature called multiple desktops. It allows you to have multiple screens of apps running, without having the same number of monitors. ...
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Openbox : make 4 desktops 2x2

Strangely, my openbox default rc.xml file has keyboard shortcuts for the commands DesktopDown and DesktopUp, but it seems that the only configuration option for the desktops is their number (which is ...
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Dual Monitor + Virtual Desktop software (plus for cube)

I've recently purchased another monitor, my first one being a TV and being much larger. I now sit at a desk and use my shiny new 24" LED more often, but I like to extend the desktop into the TV. The ...
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virtualbox seamless mode on multiple monitors without VRDP

Is there any type of emulation software, like VirtualBox, VMWare, etc... that supports seamless mode on multiple monitors? I saw the other question but the answer involves connecting to the windows ...
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Virtual desktop for Windows that allow window assignment programatically

Does anyone know a virtual desktop software for Windows that allow me to start a program from the command line, and assign it to a specific desktop. I.e I dont want to start it in the current desktop ...