What are the best VirtuaWin alternatives in 2019?

    VirtuaWin is described as '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’)' and is a popular app in the Network & Admin category. There are more than 25 alternatives to VirtuaWin for Windows, Linux, BSD, Spaces and Mac. The best alternative is Cairo Shell, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like VirtuaWin are Dexpot (Free Personal), bug.n (Free, Open Source), WindowsPager (Free, Open Source) and Sysinternals Desktops (Free).

    This page was last updated Feb 18, 2021

    1. 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:
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    2. An AutoHotkey script to switch and move programs between Windows 10 Virtual Desktops and set different wallpapers. Light, lightning fast, free, and with AHK you can use almost any key/mouse combos (even override Windows shortcuts).
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    3. GeoShell - The premier minimalist Windows shell replacement. It replaces the default Explorer interface. It features menu bars—“geoBars”—that can be dragged-and-dropped anywhere on the users screen.

      Discontinued

      The official website is no longer available. Last version, 4.11.10, can be still downloaded from SourceForge.

    4. The SphereXP is a 3D desktop replacement for Microsoft Windows. Taking the known concept of three-dimensional desktops to its own level. It offers a new way to organize objects on the desktop such as icons and applications. It has been tried out by millions worldwide.

      Discontinued

      Official website not accessible. Available here: http://www.majorgeeks.com/files/details/spherexp.html

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    5. 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.
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    6. Effectively manage your desktop with nVIDIA Quadro View. Using NVIDIA Quadro ViewDesktop Management Software, professionals have maximum flexibility and unprecedented control of a single or multiple display environments.
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      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      up to nine virtual desktops.
    7. 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 any limitations.
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      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      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 everybody.

      Discontinued

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    8. Windows 10 Virtual Desktop Hotkeys and System Tray Icon Features: List of all hotkey actions -Disable Default -Keyboard Application Menu -Toggle Auto-hide Taskbar -Open a File -Copy -Paste -Toggle Desktop View -Toggle zVirtualDesktop Settings -Show Window...
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