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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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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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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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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 (alt+ctrl+1,2,3,4,…) like Linux on Windows 7 [closed]

Is there any utility on Windows 7, which gives me virtual/multiple desktops like on some Linux distributions? Is there anything better than Sysinternals 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 setup ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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1answer
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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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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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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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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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Virtual desktops with custom taskbar pinned applications

Is there a windows 7 application that enables to pin different taskbar applications by virtual desktop?
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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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Virtual desktops with multiple monitors

Is anyone using virtual desktops combined with multiple monitors? I somehow never got into virtual desktops because my machine at a time wasn't fast enough to switch them seamlessly. Also, I always ...
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Create virtual side screen in Windows 7

I am trying to set up a virtual side screen in Windows 7, like in Ubuntu where you can go to the left or right and have another desktop. Is there freeware that will accomplish this for me? Or options ...
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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 ...
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Software for virtual desktops in Windows 7? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What's the best Virtual Desktop Manager out there for Windows 7 So is there an application that creates virtual desktops decently, that anyone would recommend, ...
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How to show the menu bar on secondary desktops (spaces) on Mac OS X Lion?

I added additional Desktops (previously known as Spaces) via Mission Control on Lion. On each additional desktop the menu bar is missing. The menu bar is only visible/accessible from the primary ...
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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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Two dimensional virtual desktop space in Ubuntu

Is there any way to create a 2-dimensional virtual desktop space in Ubuntu? The only control I'm seeing is the number of virtual desktops, but they seem to only go in a line. I'm used to having a ...
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Getting higher resolution than Monitor supports

I have DG43NB mobo, that have onboard X4500 graphics. Its supports 1900 x 1200 Resolution. But my LCD monitor is only capable of resolution 1024 x 768. I have to test some websites in resolution 1900 ...
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Do window monitoring tools exist?

I'd like to find a tool that would monitor my windows (specifically across multiple virtual desktops), and popup an alert in, say, my currrent desktop whenever anything happens in another window ...
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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 ...