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VirtuaWin

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 appl...

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Avg rating of 4.5 (6)| 9 comments

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VirtuaWin - Multiple Virtual Desktops
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  1.  PortableVirtuaWin can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.

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    siphons
      
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    Under Setup's Expert tab, you can set VirtuaWin to ignore hidden window activation. This is why I use VirtuaWin over Windows 10's virtual desktops. With this setting set, VirtuaWin will not change the active desktop when you close an instance of a program and another instance is open.

    Example: Open Excel. Switch to another desktop. Open another window of Excel. Close this second window. In Windows 10 virtual desktop or with the above setting disabled in VirtuaWin, you will be switched back to the first desktop to look at the first window of Excel. With this setting enabled in VirtuaWin, nothing happens after the second instance of Excel closes.

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    OAKSIF0
      
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    Amazing! Just works! Only thing though when using as a portable app the keyboard shortcuts don't work so I have to click the icon manually, I hope this gets fixed soon.

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    Perrywinkle
      
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    Fast, great feature set, just works.

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    earthsound
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    The note underneath the long description above says that there haven't been any releases since 2012.

    However, the author has released a couple of 4.5 betas. See blog posts from March 2016

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    lesm
      
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    Current Windows 10 version 1803 makes VirtuaWin obsolete.

    [Edited by lesm, August 11]

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    samh
      
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    Fast. Provides features that are missing from native Windows 10 virtual desktops (like a 2D grid of desktops). Still works with Windows 10, except for shortcut keys hijacked by the native virtual desktops - I had to use AutoHotKey to override them.

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    venkman
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    Virtuawin is one software I have not been able to find a comparable alternative to. My requirements are:

    • desktop configuration: side-by-side or top-to-bottom or other grid patterns
    • Ability to view windows in other desktop in a toolbar or other integration: virtualwin has a module kvasdopager that is awesome (thanks to the author)
    • Drag and drop windows from one desktop to another using the pager: the kvasdopager app works! awesome!
    • Background configurable: each desktop can have its own.
    • rules for windows: has rules for various uses windows to show in all desktops (instant messengers etc), windows to be restricted to certain desktop (outlook, eclipse ide etc). Rules are not super easy - but middle clicking any window gives access to virtuawin rules.

    None of the apps include all this for free and without bloat and ad/evilware.

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    • desktop-manager
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