I worked a lot in the GNOME environment in Ubuntu and really liked it. But, I had to move to Windows due to some reasons.

Is there any program that can allow to me to switch between workspaces like I did in GNOME?

  • This is now default in windows 10, the icon is next to corona. Apr 18, 2018 at 12:41

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Microsoft Sysinternals Desktops

  • This is a pretty nice solution
    – Alex
    Nov 17, 2013 at 10:00
  • Now if only the Windows key in Win8.1 wouldn't catapult you back to the first desktop :( This is my primary way of launching any application via the keyboard. Mar 14, 2014 at 10:24
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    Actually, it's pretty terrible. It's always launching stuff, like browser windows, back on the original desktop. Nov 7, 2014 at 23:31
  • @WilliamGunn Windows 10. No more problems.. Nov 9, 2014 at 10:52
  • Also found it here: howtogeek.com/195962/… - very useful :)
    – Wilf
    May 25, 2015 at 15:52

I've used VirtuaWin with good results ...


"VirtuaWin is a freely distributed program and is licensed under the GNU General Public License."

  • Yes! Since Sysinternals Desktops has no solution for running multiple instances of Firefox this is what I would also suggest. Furthermore it has more config opportunities. A single contra to mention: Desktop switching appear to be a little slower.
    – Simon
    Apr 7, 2016 at 6:59

Dexpot is a versatile desktop manager for Windows that is free for personal use. Most versions of Windows are supported. Through plugins it's possible to get Compiz-like effects like the rotating cube. I've had good results with it.



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