Alternatives to Sysinternals Desktops for all platforms with any license

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  • Dexpot icon

    Dexpot

    Dexpot turns your monitor into up to 20. It creates and manages virtual desktops and enables you to work far more efficiently and comfortably with many simultaneously opened windows on Windows 95/98/ME and NT4/2000/XP/2003/Vista...

    Free Personal Windows

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    VirtuaWin

    VirtuaWin is a virtual desktop manager for the Windows operating system . A virtual desktop manager lets you organize applications over several virtual desktops

    Open Source Windows

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    WindowsPager

    WindowsPager is a desktop-switcher/pager for Windows to manage virtual workspaces/desktops. It will integrate smoothly into the desktop panel.

    Open Source Windows

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    TotalSpaces

    TotalSpaces provides a grid of spaces on OSX Lion An easy to use 2D grid of desktops, inspired by the implementation OS X Snow Leopard. Navigate using the cursor keys, choose your transitions, and quickly access a birds eye view of...

    Commercial Mac Spaces

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  • Virtual Dimension icon

    Virtual Dimension

    Virtual Dimension is a free, fast, and feature-full virtual desktop manager for Windows platform. The main goal of this open-source project is indeed to enhance the Microsoft "Window Manager" up to the level of usual Unix...

    Open Source Windows

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  • Virtuoz icon

    Virtuoz

    Virtuoz was designed to be a minimal and robust program that allows to have more than one desktop on Windows. It was inspired by Sysinternals Desktops, but uses a different approach, which doesn’t impose the limitations which Desktops...

    Free Windows

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  • mDesktop icon

    mDesktop

    mDesktop is a lightweight application that allows the user to utilize multiple virtual desktops. Also, mDesktop integrates with Hotcorners. mDesktop currently supports up to ten virtual desktops. Instructions: Holding...

    Open Source Windows

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  • GiMeSpace Desktop Extender icon

    GiMeSpace Desktop Extender

    GiMeSpace Desktop Extenders are scrolling virtual desktop managers and the only virtual desktop/window managers that give you seamless unlimited desktop space. New since version 2 is that you can now also resize your windows without...

    Commercial Windows

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  • nView icon

    nView

    Effectively manage your desktop with NVIDIA nView. Using NVIDIA nView Desktop Management Software, professionals have maximum flexibility and unprecedented control of a single or multiple display environments. nView provides the right...

    Free Windows

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  • 360desktop icon

    360desktop

    360desktop is free software that extends Windows as a 360 degree workspace, plus an online environment for creating interative 360 degree wallpaper, with a gallery and a widget platform, for sharing your favorite 360's with...

    Free Windows

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  • Vista and XP Virtual Desktops icon

    Vista and XP Virtual Desktops

    One of Vistas most talked-about new features is the Desktop Window Manager (DWM). A new set of thumbnail APIs can be used to access thumbnails of open windows. This virtual desktop program takes advantage of this new API and uses some...

    Open Source Windows

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  • goScreen icon

    goScreen

    GoScreen is truly indispensable tool on any Microsoft Windows computer. It creates a number of virtual pages on the monitor screen. When a program is started, it is placed on the current - "active" screen page. When one...

    Commercial Windows

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Sysinternals Desktops Comments

Bare Bones to say the least

Comment by rmbjr60
about Sysinternals Desktops Jun 2016

Wow is this a minimal app. It basically does what it says it does, and not an ounce more. Not that I want bells-and-whistles just for the sake of having them. But it would be nice to have, For example, a one-click method to switch desktops (it currently requires one click to bring up a choice of desktops, then a click to select one). Other simple features that this app does not support include: , naming desktops, customize the number of desktops (well, this is supported, but it isn't very mature implementation), auto-assigning certain applications to launch in certain desktops.

For those of us still using Win 7 (and, in the year 2016, there are plenty of enterprises that have not yet allowed win 8 or win 10 on their corporate computers), this app is OK. I prefer Dexpot, but you can certainly use this one to achieve virtual desktops.

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Best virtual desktop manager ever for Windows - until Windows 10

Positive Comment by andrijahuzjak
about Sysinternals Desktops Mar 2016

Everything works great in Windows 7, but in Windows 10 task bar jump lists don't work on alternate desktops.

[Update]
Windows 10 has integrated support for virtual desktops, so no need for this app.

[Edited by andrijahuzjak, March 25]

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It's easy but creates extra instances...

Negative Comment by realnabarl
about Sysinternals Desktops Jan 2015

It's easy but creates extra instance, like multi explorer.exe, multi ctfmon.exe...and it seems there is no way to close the app.

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Simple and straight forwared

Positive Comment by RobW
about Sysinternals Desktops Jun 2012

Simple interface
No extended features
If you want a new desktop, you just select it.
If you want a program running on that desktop, you run it from there.
Zero thinking to use the product.

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