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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.


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.

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

[Edited by andrijahuzjak, March 25]


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.


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.