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Questions tagged [virtual-desktop]

A virtual desktop is a way to expand the space of the computer's desktop environment beyond the physical limits of the screen's display area. For question related the virtualized environment between the computer platform and its operating system use the tag [virtual-machine]. For question related ...

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Is there any way of automating the startup of applications on virtual desktops on Windows 10? [duplicate]

Every time I start my computer I need to go to each different virtual desktop that I have and start the applications that I usually use on that virtual desktop, this is specially cumbersome for me ...
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AUTOHOTKEY | WinMove | Virtual Desktop of choice

UPDATED-STATEMENT: 20181118@205016@SUN A suggestion was made to manually focus the Virtual Desktop of my choice, but this eliminates me from doing other tasks on another Virtual Desktop. Still waiting ...
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How to make Windows remember the “Show this window on all Desktops” option even after closing the window?

I am able to make a window appear on all of my Virtual Desktops by launching the Task View and Right-Click on the Window and select Show this window on all Desktops. But when I close that window and ...
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Auto start app per Windows Virtual Desktop

Using Windows 10 Virtual Desktop quite often but I started looking for a way to help automate which application would auto start on boot and have it load on the appropriate virtual desktop. For ...
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How to place different content (shortcuts) on windows 10 virtual desktops?

Is it possible to have different programs set on virtual desktops? just like as it when extending desktop area on second monitor or as ubuntu virtual desktop behavior ?
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In Gnome how to have multiple full screen areas on one screen?

When working on big screens I often use Gnomes "snap window to left/right border" by dragging a window to the left/right side of the screen. This results in a partially maximized window which I find ...
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Windows Custom sounds events

Hello so heres what Im trying to do, Im trying to replace all of the built in windows sounds with sounds from Legend of Zelda. I want to add sounds for when you press the CTRL+WIN+Right/LeftArrows to ...
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How to show one window for one monitor for all desktops?

I have two monitors for Windows 10 and multiple virtual desktops. How can I configure Windows to keep windows with "Process explorer" on the second monitor regardless of the opened virtual monitor? E....
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Windows10 multi-desktop and multi-screen

Can someone tell me if in a multi-screen configuration is possible to assign a virtual desktop to a specific 'physical' screen. Now my configuration is this: Laptop connected to an external monitor. ...
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How to assign Elantech gestures to switch desktops through regedit?

I'm trying to emulate macOS's Mission Control. In this case, under Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Elantech\SmartPad, I've come to believe that setting ...
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What's a way to test this program remotely?

What I'm trying to do is run a graphics test program 24/7, on a cloud computer. But the thing is, it needs to have fairly large, static screen resolution (not anamorphic as my monitor is small), and ...
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virtual desktop and multiple monitors

I have the following setup: one thinkpad with windows 10 on it, dock with 2 additional monitor connected to it What I want to achieve: When I am connected to the dock I have 3 screens with one ...
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Better virtual desktop switching in Win10

To switch virtual desktops in Windows 10, one has to use the Task View, or use the keyboard shortcuts. Is there a way to have virtual desktops buttons (or at least arrows) on the task bar, like in ...
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win10, switching desktops so that the last flows over to the first (continous desktop switching)

looking for ways to continuously switch desktops that's been updated within say the last year or so for win10 likely going to switch via the swipe method/way Windows 10 gesture to switch between ...
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Is there a way to show only applications visible on the current virtual desktop in the alt+tab list?

When I ALT+Tab in windows I'd like to scroll through the applications running in my current virtual desktop and omit the ones on my other virtual desktops. Is there a setting, script, or application ...
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Separating input into virtual desktops

I currently have a laptop, with both a built in pair of a keyboard and trackpad, as well as a keyboard and mouse attached via USB. I would like so somehow split my monitor into two "views," each with ...
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Sending only one virtual desktop to external display

I'm using Gnome3 on my laptop. When I connect a beamer (or any other external display, but my use case here is with a beamer), I have the choice of projecting a clone of my screen (and show whatever I ...
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Show all opened windows form different desktop to taskbar

Can I show all opened windows form different desktop to taskbar? It only shows opened windows on the current desktop, I hope it can show me all and if I click the application it will lead me to the ...
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Can several virtual Desktops be active at the same time?

Let's say I create a virtual desktop on windows 10 to execute a macro and always mine stuff within a game, could I use a second virtual desktop to surf the web or would that pause the first virtual ...
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Certain apps show on all virtual desktops

When using Virtual Desktops in Windows 10, generally they work as I would expect, however some apps (in my case, specifically AutoCAD - tested with versions 2013 and 2016) are visible in all virtual ...
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What differences will I notice between GRID +Quadro video cards if using Hyper-V 2016?

I have a Quadro 6000 in my homelab (from shared VGA (sVGA) with ESXi 5.5), and also a GRID K2 for ESXi 6. However I'm thinking of trialling Hyper-V server 2016 instead, just to see how it compares (...
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ctrl+win+shift+arrow not working

I just bought a new laptop. I've done all the windows updates and it's now at build 15063. ctrl+win+left/right changes the virtual desktop as expected. ctrl+win+shift+left/right is supposed to move ...
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Can i get different programs on the desktop of a virtual desktop?

I want one desktop to display my general programs on the desktop background and on the other my games. So that if i want to play a game i just press Ctrl+Windows+Right Arrow Key it changes the icons ...
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Three virtual machines, one virtualhard drive for the same OS

Is it possible to create three different Virtual Machines, and use the same Virtual Hard Drive using same Operating System? I will be installing a Windows 7 Professional OS at the Virtual Hard Drive, ...
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OSX: is there a way to disable the windows throttle on desktop change?

When I switch from virtual desktop A to virtual desktop B, my windows in A get throttled. Is there a power saving feature to disable that throttling? For example in chrome(ium), ...
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Starting Discord (app) on a specific Windows 10 virtual desktop

I've just come across this question which outlined the process of starting an application on a specific virtual desktop. The only issue is, Discord uses a different method of starting, which looks ...
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CentOS linux minimal upgrading to GUI interface getting server error

After install GNOME Desktop, X Windows System in CentOS linux and startx command getting Server Error as follows. xauth: file /root/.serverauth.25996 does not exist X.Org X Server 1.17.4 Release ...
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Is it possible to change the default behavior of windows 10 virtual desktops in this way?

When using the virtual desktop feature of windows, I often find that I have one window open that I want to be an a single virtual desktop, and 4-5 windows open I want on all desktop (multiple monitors ...
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My Fundamental Misunderstanding of Google Cloud/Compute Engine

So my goal is to be able to run some programs/applications on remote computer (windows), all day long. So I created a Google Compute Engine VM Instance, win server 2008 R2 (desktop), with 1 CPU and no ...
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Creating a third virtual monitor, switching view on a second physical monitor (software)

I currently have two physical monitors. I would like to have a third virtual monitor running in place of the second physical monitor. The virtual third monitor's display would replace the physical ...
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How do I open a program directly to a specific virtual desktop with powershell

Here is my situation. I am setting up a monitor screen. Because of the compatibility with different web pages needed to be viewed running a tab switcher in Firefox or Chrome is not working well for ...
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Detatch Virtual Desktops in Windows10

I can't seem to find a good answer on this so maybe someone out there has a solution. I use multiple desktops and I will be running an event where my Windows 10 machine will be hooked up to a ...
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Can I use Windows On-Screen Keyboard with Oculus Rift's Virtual Desktop?

Virtual Desktop is an app for the Oculus Rift VR headset that allows you to use your PC in VR. You control the mouse using the joystick of your Xbox One controller. But I'd like to control the ...
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How to rename Virtual Desktops in Windows 10 v1511?

With the v1511 version update on Windows 10 Virtual Desktops now are named with quotation marks. Does this mean that you can rename them now? I also discovered a registry key called "...
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Stop Windows 10 virtual desktops from switching when opening programs

Whenever I run a program that is already open in another desktop it automatically switches me to that particular desktop. and it's so annoying with some programs like notepad++ that I use for many ...
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Can I block notifications from a separate virtual desktop?

Windows 10 allows me to have multiple virtual desktops. Is it possible to block taskbar notifications from programs not running on the current desktop?
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Can I project Display #2 as a window on Monitor #1?

I am using Windows 10 and two displays. I am using Display #1 on a 24" monitor and splitting Display #2 projected to (2) 70" HDMI monitors. The distance from the desk and the 70" monitors makes it ...
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Faster ways around mac desktops and spaces?

Background Information I'm a long running linux user I use my terminals a lot (ctrl-alt-(F1-F12)) on my linux machines I also usually have a handful of GUI desktops open I'm on a macbook for the ...
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Suspending one virtual desktop in Windows 10?

I usually work at the same computer as I watch tv series, play videogames... I like using separate virtual desktops for these things to mantain order, as my browser instances tend to have more than ...
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Show ALL open windows at once in “WindowsKey+Tab” desktop manager of Windows 10

Windows 10 has finally introduced a native virtual desktop system, and along with it a new Window management interface accessible through WinKey+Tab. Personally I prefer this new interface by far over ...
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Windows virtual desktops. Cycle back to first desktop at end

Let's say I have three virtual desktops. I know I can navigate through them using: ctrl + windows + left | right However, is there a way to make it cycle back through to the beginning if I reach the ...
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Is there a way to extend a virtual display in Windows 10?

I have a friend who has two laptops and an external monitor. He wants to have one of the laptops connected to the monitor, while the second laptop functions as a third display for the first laptop. Is ...
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KDE 5 panel doesn't show pager widget although I've added it (twice)

I've clicked Add Widgets in the panel context menu, and the "pager" widget there shows the number "2" in the corner (it was 1 before). Which I think means the number of pagers I have. But there is a ...
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Individual desktop backgrounds in Task View

I am looking for a way to introduce per-task view desktop background in Windows 10. I have tried changing the background when viewing the individual task views, however, it seems to be that the ...
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Never switch desktops when using Task View and opening new app instance

On Windows 10, I am seeing odd issue when using the Task view. Let's take Atom editor as an example. When I have it open on desktop X and switch to desktop Y, clicking on its icon opens up new window. ...
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Using Virtual desktop in Dual Monitors

i am trying to set a dual monitor rig in windows and i was hoping to see if i can set virtual desktops simultaneously running on two different screens. so far i have tried using different tools like ...
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New notepad++ window for each Windows 10 virtual desktop?

I use the Windows 10 virtual desktop feature to declutter my workspace - each virtual desktop being used for a different set of tasks. The problem I'm having is that I tend to want to use notepad++ ...
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Chrome instances move to same virtual desktop after sleep or hibernate in Windows 10

I use Google Chrome on Windows 10, and I like to keep one window with a set of tabs in one virtual desktop and another Chrome window in a different desktop Frequently after sleeping or hibernating my ...
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Switch virtual desktops in Windows 10 like in Dexpot

In Dexpot (which is great software, but has issues on Windows 10) you can switch desktops by hovering cursor over taskbar and using back/forward buttons on mouse. That's really nice and fast way of ...
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Citrix Receiver Resolution issue

I have a problem with Citrix, when open a VDI , this appears in a box does not appear with the full resolution , after 10/15 min returns to normal , this happens only when Citrix opens and connects to ...