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 simply to the part of a graphical user interface upon which other elements like icons, windows, toolbars or widgets are placed refer to the tag [desktop].

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How to Enable another virtual remote desktop in windows server 2019

I have a cloud server running windows server 2019. I can connect using the admin account. I want to know how to allow another virtual desktop so that two people can work at the same time. Thanks
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Virtual Desktop for multiple monitors

I am currently on windows 10 version 1909 (Build 18363) and I have a setup - Main Laptop External Monitor My goal is to have virtual desktops for each screen. (two virtual desktop, two screens) As ...
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Share inactive virtual desktop via TeamViewer (or alternative) to another device

I have a monitor that does not have any wireless way to connect to it and I can only connect to it via a very short mini-HDMI(?) to Display Port cable. What I want to achieve is place another device ...
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Automatically pausing a Virtualbox VM if it receives no KB/mouse input

I am running a Windows 10 guest on my Macbook Pro MacOS 10.12. In order to conserve the resources and battery of the host, I'd like to be able to pause the guest if the guest receives no keyboard or ...
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In Linux (Ubuntu) can I tag a .desktop launcher to a particular virtual desktop?

I just made a nice drag-and-drop desktop launcher for a script I wrote, but I have 8 virtual desktops and would ideally like the launcher to only appear on the first desktop...not all 8. Is there a ...
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How to run Windows 10 at much higher resolution than my monitor supports? Virtual desktop?

Is there a way to run Windows with a very large desktop (equivalent of 3 screens) and then scroll around to view the parts that I want to see. Put another way, is there a way to recreate having a PC ...
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(W10) force a shortcut to launch window in specific virtual Desktop

i need my desktop shortcut to always automatically launch the linked window into Desktop2 instead of the default. i tried to use VDesk as suggested in this discussion but it did not work (i assume ...
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Windows 10 - Can't move window to other virtual desktop

Usually I was able to move a window to another virtual desktop by pressing Windows+TAB and then moving the window to the target virtual desktop. But now if I press Windows+TAB then nothing happens ...
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Switch windows to different virtual space with a keyboard shortcut

How to achieve it? In the best case with native shortcut, otherwise looking for at least AHK solution
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Windows 10: Move 2nd monitor windows on disconnect to 2nd virtual desktop

At work my laptop is connected to an external monitor which I use as secondary monitor (i.e. extended desktop). When attending meetings in other rooms with my laptop and I have to disconnect the ...
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Naming Windows 10 virtual Desktops

Since we know that in Windows 10: Different Backgrounds for virtual desktops are not supported, what about at least naming them, and display a small "overlay" text at switch time, or in the task bar ...
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NVidia's nView Desktop Manager keeps disabling itself

I'm running the latest version (149.77) of nView Desktop Manager on Windows 10 x64. For reference I have NVidia Quadro P3000 notebook card. I open the nView Desktop Mananger and Enable. It runs ...
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Switching virtual desktops when launching an app

I'm running Manjaro KDE 18.1.5 and have 4 desktops(Applications, Browsers - Email, Dolphin, and Spare). I've noticed that from time to time when I click to launch a app it will automatically switch to ...
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Create a virtual resolution like on Matrox cards?

Back then on a Matrox G400 one was able to create a virtual resolution. Example: screen is 800x600 virtual resolution is set to 1600x600 then when moving horizontally with the mouse, you 'scroll' to ...
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Virtual Machine how to use your installed Windows programs on VMware or VirtualBox

When you have Windows 10 and want to use a VM like VMware or VirtualBox (VM is also Windows 10), do you have to install your existing applications a second time on the drive of that new VM you created?...
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Where is activity history stored and can I modify it from command line?

I am not sure I am using the right terminology. When I create multiple virtual desktops the desktop switch tools shows activity history for each, as at the end of this question I would like to hide ...
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Change virtual Windows desktop without the Windows Key

I have a PC with Windows 10 installed. For some reasons I use a keyboard without the Windows key. The default keystrokes is Ctrl + Win + Right Arrow (or Left). But since my keyboard doesn't have the ...
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Switch virtual desktops by tapping mouse on edge of screen (Windows 10)

When I used to use the GNOME desktop on Linux, you could configure it so that you just need to tap the edge of the screen with the mouse pointer to move to another virtual desktop. I know windows has ...
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Virtualbox guest(winXP32bit) registry value reset on every boot

I have software installed on my guest system which won't run when it detects it is running on virtual os. I need to change the following registry entries in the guest. HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/HARDWARE/...
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What determines which virtual desktop programs or windows open on?

When there are multiple virtual desktops (VDs) open in Windows 10 and a new program is launched or window is opened, what determines where the window goes? Does Windows try to place the window on the ...
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Switch windows desktops with the keyboard / mouse despite of VirtualBox / TeamViewer / RemoteDesktop key combination capture / forwarding

I have a windows 10 machine. I am working with VirtualBox, TeamViewer and RemoteDesktop at the same time. I have them in separate virtual desktops and frequently switch between them. I can easily do ...
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How to let a VirtualBox environment replace your Windows?

I have a virtual environment in VirtualBox which I use so much that I would like it to replace my Windows. Is it possible to make a bootable USB to install this environment on my PC, or is there ...
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How to hide Application's loading screen/window

I use a program (Controller Editor from Native Instruments) on Windows 10 that I don't want to see when it's running (preferably on windows startup). Now I've seen apps that can minimize to tray (...
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Windows 10 Virtual Desktops: Set a password for each desktop OR make windows ask for password/pin on each virtual desktop switch. Is it possible?

Can I assign a password/pin to each newly created Windows 10 virtual desktop? I am looking for either a native or a 3rd party software solution, for password assignment. I am not interested in 3rd ...
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Using cursor and keyboard commands after terminating Windows Remote Connection

I'm trying to set up a Windows server to scrape data with python from a particular program. I'm using keyboard and cursor to navigate the program. Everything works fine I'm connected to server via ...
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Windows: remote desktop into a virtual desktop

Windows 10 finally added virtual desktops as a built-in feature. Would Windows 10 remote desktop tool be able to RDP into a designated virtual desktop? The reason I'm asking is that if I ever do ...
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Windows 10: Run virtual desktop on one monitor only?

I currently have an external monitor connected to my laptop. I have four virtual desktops that span both screens. I would like to have my external monitor have the four virtual desktops, but only ...
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Skype for Business on Windows virtual desktop

I asked the same question on their github, but they redirected me to here. I've setup a Windows Virtual Desktop environment, with the Windows 10 multi user OS. The main purpose is to use it for a ...
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Virtualbox - Turn off one interface using nat network. .

I've a problem. . . I need to connect several VM to the network, the problem is I have less free IP adresses than VM. So the solution I figured out was to create a NAT network, but also in this ...
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Can I install WINE as a desktop environment on Ubuntu to mimic Windows?

So I installed WINE on my machine and I think it would be cool to run it as a desktop environment on my device that would mimic the appearance and functionality of Windows by using windows' explorer....
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Switch between windows on only one virtual desktop with Autohotkey - with alt+tab working as-is

I'm looking for a autohotkey function, system shortcut or dll call to cycle between all windows on the current virtual desktop. Windows 10 has this option (Pressing Alt+Tab shows windows that are ...
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How to disable this sound?

I hear this sound when I am scrolling through multiple virtual desktops in windows 10. This specifically happens if I use my laptop's touchpad (Elan-touchpad). However, the same is not true for ...
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Way to reset application after Windows 10 shrinks the virtual desktop?

We have a LG 4k TV connected to a laptop, to be used as a second monitor connected via HDMI. Generally speaking, it works well. The only issues arise when the monitors shut off to save power (this ...
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Windows 10 clicking a file to open with the default program when that program is already open in the desktop you're already on?

Let's say I'm in Windows 10 on Desktop 7, and I find or download a PDF file and it opens in Adobe Acrobat. If at that time Adobe Acrobat is already open on say Desktop 1, I'm jettisoned to Desktop 1. ...
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winactive or run in virtual desktop autohotkey

i work with virtual desktop whit multiples intances of google chrome in diferente virtual desktop I normaly use this for active or run google chrome . ^ñ:: SetTitleMatchMode, 2 ; approximate match ...
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How to automatically open several windows at startup on Debian

Is there any way to open several windows at startup (and possibly put them in two virtual desktops)? These include for example terminals (to be cd-ed at a specific directory each), file browser and ...
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Independent Desktops for Windows Virtual Desktops

For example: Virtual desktops independent across monitors. Right now If I switch virtual desktop on monitor A it also switches on monitor B. I just want it how it is on Linux and Mac OS. If I switch ...
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How to set default RDP setting?

I've been using the new windows virtual desktop (WVD) service on Azure. (for those who don't know its a service by microsoft to set up a RDP enviroment very easily). Now I'm trying to use Skype on ...
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Windows 10 virtual desktops, make second monitor not change/static

I am unable to find a way to setup my 2nd monitor to remain static with the open desktop/app when I am swapping virtual desktop on the main monitor. Seems the official support thread was also not able ...
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Any way to duplicate different virtual desktops (or application windows) onto different monitors?

Right now I'm in a bit of a dilemma as I need to project some of my works to a big screen (a wireless 70" monitor sitting in the conference room in this case) to show the work progress to my ...
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Touchscreen swipe to switch between virtual desktops

I want to change between my desktops by using 2-3-4 finger gestures on my Microsoft Surface Go. At the moment I can open up the on-screen touchpad (yes, that's a thing apparently), and I can use 4 ...
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Is it possible to send all new windows to a specified virtual desktop in windows 10?

So I use virtual desktops primarily for RDP -- the first desktop is the host computer and each new desktop is a different full screen RDP session. This works out very well, but when an alert dialog ...
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Windows 7 - Desktop 2.0 and Sticky notes

On Windows 7, I installed Desktops 2.0 from SysInternals. Now I want to use Sticky Notes on every desktop, however a new sticky note is part of the application which already run on desktop 1 and is ...
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Windows 10 : How to save a virtual desktop session?

I'm currently working on multi projects involving a lot of different tools and therefore windows in my taskbar. To prevent having a messy desktop, I split it using virtual desktop feature from ...
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Make programs (specifically chrome) open on same virtual desktop

Windows has virtual desktops which is great. I use separate desktops for different things I am working on. But if I close a program (or reboot), then when I open the program again the program appear ...
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Windows Virtual Desktop

Is there a way to set a projection mode per virtual desktop? Example Virtual desktop 1: Extend Virtual desktop 2: Mirrow For example: Presentation (desktop 1) in extend mode and code examples (...
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Switch virtual desktop using mouse dragging

I want to switch my windows 10 virtual desktops by dragging with my mouse on the edge, similiar to what you see here: https://youtu.be/w9-xDAnfYlI?t=95 (note: the desktop switch there has nothing to ...
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Virtial machine that feels native?

Is it possible to have a fully functional native OS desktop experience (Windows) on a virtual machine that doesn't feel like it's a guest OS? Kinda like Virtualbox but once it's loaded you can't tell ...
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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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