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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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Why is switching desktops in Windows 11 on a Surface Pro 4 so slow? [duplicate]

My Surface Pro works like a molasses with a i7 processor it lags when switching virtual desktops. Do anyone know a fix to this? I may simply not use virtual desktops but folks from Microsoft should ...
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Mission Control - dragging to move spaces between multiple monitors

In MacOS Sonoma, I use two external monitors, positioned side by side. If I enter Mission Control (by swiping up on my trackpad with three fingers) then all the virtual desktops ('spaces') become ...
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Show task view by swiping the screen (windows 11)

Consider this situation. You are in Google Chrome full screen mode, and you want to open task view. Assume there is no physical keyboard or physical mouse. How can I do this in 1 swipe? Visual basic ...
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Out of sight 2nd monitor TV in other room from my laptop. Should I use extended desktop or a virtual desktop? See description

My laptop is in the kitchen. My TV is in the living room. There's a wall between us. The laptop is also connected to the TV with an HDMI cable. This means that I cannot see the TV from where I am ...
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Disable virtual desktop animation in Windows 11 22H2 September Update

As a follow up to my previous question, as of update KB5032190 the virtual desktop animations now play while switching between virtual desktops via Win + Tab as well. The speed is really bothering me (...
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Oculus Virtual Desktop for MacBook Pro with ad-hoc network

I'm trying to use Oculus to do Virtual Desktop with my MacBook Pro M1. I tried Virtual Desktop streamer for Mac, but it is too slow. I used Virtual Desktop streamer for Windows 11 using virtualization ...
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Why USB device Serial number string of Device Instance ID changes on Windows Virtual machine lead a device enumeration issue

We have a USB-based device that is plugged-in on a Windows 10 machine. Following is the Device Instance ID of the plugged-in USB device under Device Manager: USB\VID_XXXX&PID_XXXX\SSSSSSSSS-...
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Speed up virtual desktop animation in Windows 11 22H2 September Update

Windows 11 did not use to have an animation for switching virtual desktops using Ctrl+Win+LeftArrow / RightArrow. It did have an animation for switching using the 4-finger trackpad gesture on laptops, ...
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Windows 10 with two different physical screens; can I have settings per screen?

I have a laptop with full HD (FHD) display and an external monitor connected via a docking station. It's running Windows 10. Unfortunately I'm having some problems with the screen and some questions: ...
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Virtual Desktops on Windows working like MacOS

Long time Mac user that's used macos virtual desktops for forever. Started a new job & they gave me a PC, so I'm working with Windows and have found that virtual desktops on Windows don't work the ...
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Virtual Desktop Menu not showing, Alt + Tab stops working after pressing Win + Tab

Using Windows 11 Pro, 10.0.22621, Build 22621, Lenovo. I have Windows Virtual Desktops running & using Ctrl + Win + Right Arrow or Ctrl + Win + Left Arrow I can move between different virtual ...
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Windows 11 - Hide/Remove virtual desktop indicator while changing

A few weeks ago, the virtual desktop moving animation returned to Windows 11, including an indicator that shows on what virtual desktop you are. There is any way to disable this indicator? Tried the ...
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Restore Chrome tabs while preserving tab groups, window names, and virtual-desktop positions

At any given time, I have about 150 tabs open in Chrome. They are organized into different tab groups. These groups are organized into different windows, and I use Chrome's "Name window" ...
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How to show two displays on one monitor?

Would you know how to show multiple displays on one monitor in split view? I have a Windows 11 desktop and 2 monitors. I'd like to use most but not all of my first monitor and the entire second ...
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Open app on a chosen virtual desktop

I have a cmd script that will launch multiple instance a the same program over a long time. I takes quite a long time, so I would like to be able to do something else during this time, without having ...
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Prevent full screen application from taking over system shortcuts

I'm currently facing the problem that a fullscreen app (Windows inside AWS Workspaces in my case) is taking over system shortcuts (ALT+TAB) from the host operating system (Windows). Is there a way to ...
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Windows 10: Having Window on multiple, BUT NOT ALL desktops [duplicate]

The use case is that I like having more than 2 desktops. One for everything, one for work, one for a hobby - I want to have an application show on my hobby and 'everything' desktop, but NOT on my work ...
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Virtual display and output on amdgpu drivers

My goal is to use a laptop as a screen for my main laptop through VNC. For that I need to create a virtual output (as the main laptop has only one HDMI that is connected to another display). I've read ...
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Windows opens links in new browser window, instead of switching to existing browser window in other virtual desktop

I use Windows 10 virtual desktops to separate my activities. I have Chrome open on desktop 1 and MS Teams open on desktop 2. ------ ----- Chrome Teams ------ ----- Desktop 1 ...
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Dedicated Router for VR gaming setup

I bought a RT-AX55 router to use as an offline, dedicated router for VR gaming on the Oculus Quest 2. I play Skyrim VR, so it does not need to be connected to the internet. Currently I have it in ...
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Is it possible to create keybinds for Windows 11 desktops

I am moving now from Kubuntu\Plasma to Windows 11 and the way windows does Virtual Desktops is buggering me. I normally use 6 Virtual Desktops, arranged in 2 rows x 3 columns. For easy of easy, I like ...
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How to make links open on main Chromium window when opened on a different virtual desktop in Windows 10?

If the browser is open on desktop 1 and a different application on desktop 2 opens a link, it creates a fresh new window on desktop 2 instead of the one already open in desktop 1. I want to make it so ...
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Disable specific WIN shortcuts without additional software (Windows 10)

I would like to know hot to disable specific ⊞ Win + shortcuts (Windows 10) without any third party software (with only included Windows 10 tools). Particularly ⊞ Win+Ctrl+D one (create new virtual ...
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independent and separate Virtual Desktops on each Monitor - Win 10 & 11

I know it is not a new problem, but I'm switching from MAC to Win and this issue drastically affected my productivity. the problem was discussed in multiple forums without any clear answer, but I'm ...
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Custom taskbar per virtual desktop on Windows

I'm trying to separate applications for work from applications for free time on Windows 11. My initial approach was to organize the windows for these apps in separate virtual desktops. However, ...
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Is there a way to restore chrome tabs (and windows) to different desktops using the same chrome instance?

I'm looking for a way to restore chrome windows from the same chrome instance (e.g. using the same user-data-dir) to different windows desktops. Using chrome with one profile and one user-data-dir i ...
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Can't move Command Prompt to another virtual desktop?

I can successfully move any window across virtual desktops, by using WIN+ALT+RIGHTARROW. However, this doesn't work for Command Prompt. Why not?
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Is there a way to have a virtual dekstop for RealVNC so that the remote user can use the device at the same time as someone in person?

I'm looking to allow the person using a windows desktop in person to be uninterrupted when a remote user connects over RealVNC at the same time. I believe this functionality already exists natively in ...
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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 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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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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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 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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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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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 or 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. The only thing problem is that I can find no way to see which Virtual Desktop I'm in. ...
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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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