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I make much use of Ctrl-arrows to new virtual desktops on my MacBook to get more real estate, organize like-applications and windows, and help focus on a task at a time.

How can I get the same or similar feature to work in Windows 7?

The Ctrl-arrows behavior on Mac that I'm talking about include stuff like:

  • Keyboard shortcuts to slide to a new desktop

  • Sliding a window/app to an edge activates/moves the app to that virtual desktop

  • Zoom-out view allows you to see position and location of all windows on all desktops

  • Taskbar icon/view allows for easy two-click jump to any desktop

  • Remembers which apps open in which virtual desktop, on re-launch moves you to that desktop for app launch

(And, no, 'install Mac OS X' is not what I'm looking for.)

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Yes, you can use virtual desktops in Windows utilizing the Sysinternals tools. Desktops is the module you want to use.

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Check with your video card vendor.

Nvidia had a "virtual desktop" utility that worked like my KDE Workspaces functionality.

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Windows 10 now does that through the "virtual desktop" features.

You can see the virtual desktops via holding [Windows]+[Tab], and add a virtual desktop via clickoing on "Add desktop" from there. Then, you can move from a virtual desktop to another with the [Windows)+[Control]+[Right(or Left) arrow].

One thing that prevents me from using it as I would on a Linux or a Mac is that, on a multi-monitor set-up, switching virtual desktops will switch the desktop on all the monitor at the same time.

Windows 7 being not longer supported by Microsoft, I would suppose that you have moved to Windows 10.

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