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 do I assign "Switch to Virtual Desktop 1 (2/3/4)" to F1 (F2/F3/F4) in Windows 11?

My fastest way of working is not to have 4 monitors (swiveling or rotating the head takes at least half a second) but to have fixed Virtual Desktops for specific tasks. So I know "Webbrowser: 3rd ...
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Windows from other Windows 10 Virtual Desktops flashing on Task Bar?

I've done a bit of Google-Fu on this one and can't figure out how to correct this behavior. I have two virtual Desktops in Windows 10. In one of them, I have some automated processes running, and ...
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Windows Multiple Desktop - different users active at same time

I couldn't see any specific answer so asking the community directly. Using the "Windows Multiple Desktop Feature" (see picture linked below in case of ambiguity) can I have one Windows User (...
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Bloomberg Installation on an Azure Virtual Desktop

Is it possible to install the Bloomberg terminal on an Azure windows virtual desktop such that it does not need to be reinstalled every time the virtual desktop is activated i.e., the installation is ...
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How can I make Virtual Desktop workspace transition smoother in Windows 10?

On MacOS when I do a 4 finger swipe left/right, the transition looks really great. However on Windows it has a really clunky animation. Used to Mac so I'd like it if this feature felt/looked smooth. I ...
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How to set the focus on the open app after switching virtual desktop

How can I set the focus to the app of the current virtual desktop on Windows11 ? For example: I have 2 virtual Desktops, 1 desktop where I have my Code-Editor open as well as the browser showing my ...
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How to autostart apps and place them on virtual desktops

With Windows you can add a new (virtual) desktop when pressing WIN+Tab. When you restart Windows, the additional desktops are still there (you can even name them). Now I would like to run apps at ...
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Need assistance with virtual-desktop annoyances

I have some virtual-desktop-related questions. What's the keyboard shortcut to switch between Desktop 1, 2, and 3 when in Win+Tab mode? Neither the tab nor the arrow keys work. Why does Win+Tab show ...
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Split monitor into multiple virtual monitors

I bought a new monitor (Samsung C49RG9x) as a replacement for my two old monitors. It's not surprising that a lot of people can't handle the insane resolution of 5120x1440, making collaboration/...
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Disable unique backgrounds on virtual desktops in Windows 11?

I use virtual desktops and the Bing Wallpaper app to get a fresh wallpaper every day. It worked great on Windows 10, but with Windows 11 each desktop can have its own unique wallpaper. Now when Bing ...
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Why does Chrome always open on the last virtual desktop I had it open on?

I've been having incredibly annoying behavior with Chrome on KDE for a while now. (A couple years, maybe?) Generally, if I launch an app, it opens up on the virtual desktop I'm on. But for some ...
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X-Windows: sending a mouse click to a window in a different desktop without switching to that desktop?

I am using XFCE4 under Xubuntu 20.04.2. I already know how to use wmctrl and xdotool to identify a window in a different desktop, switch to that desktop, send a mouse click to that window, and then ...
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How to move an application from another desktop to the current one when using Windows' virtual desktop?

I am using Windows' virtual desktop. Let's say I have two virtual desktops A and B. First, I open an application via a shortcut icon at the right of the startup bar on desktop A, and then switch to ...
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Hubstaff screenshots -- what about virtual desktops?

Does anyone know if Hubstaff screenshots will monitor active virtual desktops, not just the desktop that the widget is on? I am required by work to have screenshots enabled, but work remotely and don'...
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How to remove animation while switching virtual desktop in Windows 10? [duplicate]

I often use Win-Ctrl-{←/→}(Arrow Keys) to navigate between workspaces (Virtual Desktops). But the sliding animation is disturbing me. So how do I remove that animation? I am on Windows 10, and I want ...
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How can I open an app on a specific desktop in Windows 11?

I have set up 4 desktops on Windows 11. My daily workflow is very consistent, so I'd like to specify the desktop to use for certain apps. For example: Always put Skype and Slack on Desktop 2 I ...
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How to prevent windows from changing external display virtual desktop when I change primary display virtual desktop?

I have a 2 screen setup and I use virtual desktop on windows 10. When I change from virtual desktop 1 to virtual desktop 2 in Display1, it also changes on display2. It there a way to prevent this ...
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WinKey+Tab bringing up search popup rather than Virtual desktops

I am running Windows 10 21H1 and when I use the keyboard shortcut ⊞ Win + tab, instead of getting the virtual desktops overlay I get a popup window looking for a search input: What is this? How can ...
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Insert Virtual Desktop between existing Desktops on Windows 10

When you add new Virtual Desktop it always pops as right most. Is there any way to insert new Virtual Desktop between existing ones.
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Disabling flashing on taskbar (windows10)

Is there a way to prevent minimized windows from flashing on the Taskbar? It is marginally useful when it works fine but ordinary windows with absolutely nothing new to show flash all the time (at ...
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Dexpot's menu appears on Windows login

I have used Dexpot in the past on Windows 10 with no troubles. It also works on my Windows 11 PC at work. I recently installed it on my home Windows 10 PC and now I'm seeing some odd behavior. Soon ...
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How to show a window on all virtual desktops

If using Windows 10's built-in virtual desktop: Is it possible to show a window on all desktops and not only on a single one?
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Linux Mint Cinnamon - Virtual Desktop (workspace) settings

I've a kind freshly installed Linux Mint (20.1 Ulyssa), and originally I had 4 workspaces, and I wanted to change, but it seems to be not so obvious from the GUI. I installed some panel application ...
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Mac Bootcamp disable virtualization mode

I'm currently trying to disable Virtualization mode on my macbook pro - windows10 bootcamp partition, as I need to run a software that won't allow to be executed as a VM. As seen in the image bellow, ...
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Is there a way to set/cap a "maximum" "Task" Virtual Desktop in Windows 10

Currently, if you have 2 Vitual Desktop, Ctrl + Win + Arrow Left will create you a new one if you are already on the last one, instead of "Cylcing" to the first Desktop. Is there a way to ...
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AutoHotKey script switching between virtual desktop using ^!LButton and ^!RButton highlights one app from the start menu

I've created an AutoHotKey script which allows me to switch between virtual desktops more comfortably but there is a weird issue that makes a random (but most often the most recent) app ask for ...
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Is there a shortcut for the "Home" button in Citrix Virtual Desktop?

Is there a shortcut for the "Home" button in Citrix Virtual Desktop (CDViewer)? Or is there a way to configure it? I am not searching for the shortcut to swap between full-screen and window-...
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Number(Name) of Virtual Desktop that I'm currently using

I'm using Virtual Desktops in Windows 10 a lot. Surprisingly it works nicely even with large number of them open. Only thing that is bordering me is that there is no way to see which Virtual Desktop I'...
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Windows Centralize all User Accounts and Data

I am looking for a centralized way to manage user accounts and data. Each of our employee should have the ability to log into any work station within the company using his account and also will see ...
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Clone one/several windows inside another window for streaming (GNOME)

The need : I am live coding using OBS. I often need to show different windows on the live stream. I also have sensible windows that I absolutely don't want to appear there by mistake, even for a ...
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Split wide monitor into multiple displays?

There are many similar questions but most of the answers mention a tool that splits a single desktop into different areas and make it easy to move windows from one area to another, maximize in an area ...
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Using keyboard shortcuts on multiple machines using VM & RDP

We're a bit late to the working-from-home party, but making an effort. I got the following situation: RDP Hyper-V SSL VPN RDP RDP Ordinarily I connect from my workstation (bottom left) to the server ...
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Application cannot be started virtual desktop error

Having a bit of trouble. Recently our company switched to virtual desktops, and I'm currently testing them out. An application we developed doesn't seem to be installing on these desktops however (see ...
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Separate Workplaces in Windows 10

I'm looking for a way to seperate my work and home desktops on windows without a minute long switch each time I move back and forth. That is, seperate desktop folders, seperate open windows and ...
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How can I mark additional virtual desktops to differentiate them easily?

It is really awesome that I can use multiple virtual desktops with Windows. However, I often confuse the different desktops with each other and open programs multiple times on both desktops and so on. ...
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Windows Individual Virtual Desktop

I am using Windows 10 with the double monitor and I am using multiple virtual desktops. In the Mac/Macbook you can move each virtual desktop separately by each monitor but with Windows when you use ...
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I'm trying to get two different virtual desktops on two different monitors

I'm trying to get two different virtual desktops on two different monitors, when I right click one of them, it doesn't show up with the options of "Show windows from this app on all desktops"...
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Possible to have different taskbars on different windows 10 desktops?

When creating different desktops in Windows 10 (Win+Tab) it seems you can only have one taskbar across all desktops. Ideally, I want to have a personal desktop and a work one which have different ...
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How to open PDF in a new window if Firefox is not on the current desktop?

I open PDFs with Firefox. If I open one on an empty Windows 10 desktop, but some other desktop has a Firefox window open, that window will open a new tab for my PDF and Windows will switch to it ...
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Windows desktop: open new app in current desktop instead of switching to a desktop where the app is opened

When I open a pdf file, if I already have a pdf app opened in another virtual desktop, the system will bring me to that desktop and open the file in the same app. Is there a way for me to open a new ...
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How to launch a program on different desktop, using sysinternals desktops

Is there a way to start a program on a different desktop? Say if Desktop 2 is currently displayed, how could I open Notepad on Desktop 4?
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Virtual Desktop Customization in Windows 10

Are there any tools or settings for Customization of Virtual Desktops in Windows 10 Home? I tried searching many pre existing articles on Stack, but all of these seem not to work on current Windows 10 ...
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Chrome behaviour with virtual desktops after last update

Chrome 86.0.4240.111 Win10 x64 1709 After last Chrome update, there's a new, quite annoying issue. Reproduce: open Chrome in virtual desktop 1 and any website in it open any other app in virtual ...
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launchin programs on windows 10 on different virtual desktops, position them on startup, automatically. How?

When Windows starts I want programs A,B,C running on Desktop 1 and they should be positioned in a apecific way like A in Fullscreen on Monitor 1, B and C on Monitor 2 splitted. On Desktop 2 there ...
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How can I show the desktop name when I'm switching virtual desktops in Windows 10?

Now that renaming windows desktops is possible in the latest Windows 10 build, it leaves me looking for an overlay of the name when I am switching desktops, or some other indication (custom wallpaper, ...
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folder sharing between different users of windows virtual desktop

Is it possible to have different users of windows virtual desktop (WVD) share content through a shared folder: Ie create in windows virtual desktop the equivalent of folder sharing between local ...
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Is there a way I can associate an Edge Chromium profile to a specific virtual desktop in Windows 10?

I'm a consultant running multiple projects concurrently. I use virtual desktops for each project, and have multiple Edge Chromium user profiles. How can I associate these profiles with a virtual ...
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Every firefox window defaults to 'show on all desktops' with windows 10 after trying the 'show this window on all desktops' feature once

I tried Windows 10 'show this window on all desktops' once with Firefox -- now all new Firefox windows are pinned to all my desktops. Cannot find anything on google due to the words 'pinning' and '...
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Avoid automatically switching to other virtual desktop when opening a file

I have been using virtual desktops in Windows 10 for a while. It works fine, the only issue I found and would love to solve is as the following scenario: I have Virtual Desktop 1 with Microsoft Excel ...
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Disable specific shortcut in hyper-v virtual macine

I am using Windows as my main os and also running a certain version of Windows as virtual machine in hyper-v. I want to run the vm connection in full screen in a specific virtual desktop while having ...
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