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mDesktop Alternatives

mDesktop is described as 'lightweight application that allows the user to utilize multiple virtual desktops. Also, mDesktop integrates with Hotcorners. mDesktop currently supports up to ten virtual desktops' and is an app in the network & admin category. There are more than 10 alternatives to mDesktop for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, BSD, PortableApps.com and Spaces. The best alternative is Dexpot. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try VirtuaWin or WindowsPager. Other great apps like mDesktop are Sysinternals Desktops, KWin, TotalSpaces and Sawfish.

mDesktop alternatives are mainly Window Managers but may also be Desktop Environments or Desktop Customization Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of mDesktop.
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  • FreeOpen Source
  • Windows

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  1. Dexpot icon

    Dexpot

    • Free PersonalProprietary
    • Windows

    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 (incl. x64).

    Discontinued

    Dead app. 3 years since the last update. Not compatible with current version of Windows. See changelog: http://www.dexpot.de/?id=changelog

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  2. VirtuaWin icon

    VirtuaWin

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • PortableApps.com

    VirtuaWin is a virtual desktop manager for the Windows operating system (Win9x/ME/NT/Win2K/XP/Win2003/Vista/Win7/Win10). A virtual desktop manager lets you organize applications over several virtual desktops (also called ‘workspaces’).

    VirtuaWin - Multiple Virtual Desktops


  3. WindowsPager icon

    WindowsPager

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

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

    Discontinued

    Hasn't been updated since 2011, see changelog:http://windowspager.sourceforge.net/changelog.html

    Screenshot: Fullscreen Vista
  4. Sysinternals Desktops icon

    Sysinternals Desktops

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    Desktops allows you to organize your applications on up to four virtual desktops. Read email on one, browse the web on the second, and do work in your productivity software on the third, without the clutter of the windows you’re not using.

    Discontinued

    last version released: 2012

    Tray Desktop Switch Window
  5. KWin

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • BSD

    KWin is a window manager for the X Window System, and is in the process of becoming a Wayland compositor. It is an integral part, and the default window manager of the Plasma Workspaces, but it can also be used on its own or with other desktop environments.

    KWin's desktop cube.


  6. TotalSpaces icon

    TotalSpaces

    • Mac
    • Spaces

    TotalSpaces provides a grid of spaces on OSX Lion.

    Overview
  7. Sawfish icon

    Sawfish

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    Sawfish is an extensible window manager using a Lisp-based scripting language. Its policy is very minimal compared to most window managers. Its aim is simply to manage windows in the most flexible and attractive manner possible.

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    Virtuoz

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    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 is bound to.

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  9. Vista and XP Virtual Desktops icon

    Vista and XP Virtual Desktops

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    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.

    Main preview window with desktop thumbnails
  10. 9Desks

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    9Desks - Virtual Desktops, desktop manager, multi desktops, enhanced virtual desktops

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