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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Is there a way to use the keyboard to move an application to another Space on OS X?

I'm using Spaces on OS X, and I'd like to replicate the Ctrl-Alt-<arrow> functionality (or is it Ctrl-Alt-<arrow> -- I can never remember) in Gnome that causes the currently selected ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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What is the equivalent of Mac OS X Spaces for Windows?

I am looking for a utility that does the same task done by Spaces for Mac OS X. For who doesn't know it, it's a utility that allows you to create virtual screens in order to not have all the screens ...
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Virtual VNC screen/workspace

I've got one monitor (the family TV) attached to my Ubuntu 8.04 system, and when I need to work on it I usually VPN into it from another PC. However I'd like to be able to VPN in even when it's in ...
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What are the Pros and Cons of using Virtual Desktops?

I have always loved the idea of virtual desktops, but have never been able to fully embrace them. Everytime I try to adopt virtual desktops I tend to find the context switching too jarring compared to ...
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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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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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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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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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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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How to disable flashing VirtuaWin systray icon? Window is not responding

I have to run an application which is not responding so ViruaWin isn't able to manage it. (There is a "1 window not responding" tooltip on its systray icon.) Because of the hanging VirtuaWin flashes ...
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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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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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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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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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Good support to multiple desktops AND multiple monitors in Linux (Ubuntu or Debian)?

I'm starting to have A LOT of opened windows in my machine. Sometimes within a project, I have e-mail/task management/personal e-mail/twitter, and a lot of different opened applications/terminals in ...
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Is there a way to get a larger desktop than the screen?

Is there any freeware out there that will allow me to run the desktop that is larger than the resolution of the screen? My situation: Win XP, Dell Mini 10, iirc- Intel GMA950 I need to use a netbook ...
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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 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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Ubuntu-style Multiple Desktops for Mac OS X

Is it possible to set up multiple desktops on a Mac?
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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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Favourite Virtual Desktops Program for Windows 7? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Virtual desktop(alt+ctrl+1,2,3,4,…) like linux on windows 7 Since I recently upgraded to Windows 7, and being slightly irritated with the Vista & XP Virtual ...
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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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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 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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“Spaces” or Multiple Desktops for one Monitor on a Multi-Monitor system?

I'm running Windows 7 x64 and three monitors. I wonder if there is a program that allows me to create multiple Workspaces/Desktops and switch between them, but only on the third monitor? (As my main ...
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Unique task manager per virtual desktop on KDE 4.5

I created two virtual desktops in KDE 4.5 and I would like to have a separate task manager (widget in the panel that displays the current opened programs) per virtual desktop. I could not find a way ...
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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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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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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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TightVNC virtual desktop on windows

I connect to my windows vista machine that runs TightVNC server. I want to set things up so that, the person who connects via VNC can use a separate desktop and another person can work on the machine ...
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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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Windows 7 Virtual Desktop Managers with Square Layouts

I'm looking for a virtual desktop manager for Windows 7 that reproduces the functionality of the built-in manager in Linux. Specifically, I want the ability to display the desktops as a 2x2 square and ...
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are alternate shells for Windows stable?

I looked at alternate shells for WIndows that provide support for virtual desktops. I've found http://www.sharpe-shell.org and http://www.emergedesktop.org/ Are they stable enough to be used in work ...
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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 ...