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Windows 7: Windows 'Threshold' expected to add virtual desktops, drop charms

09 Aug 2014   #11
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Thanks, Andrew! Methinks I kinda sorta "get it" but I don't see how they would be of any use to me (that's not to say they wouldn't be of use to anyone else). I'm thinking multiple monitors would be of more use to me (which I'm going to get once I move my rig into its new case and relocate my ADF scanner, which requires building a modified drawer).


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09 Aug 2014   #12
andrew129260

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
Thanks, Andrew! Methinks I kinda sorta "get it" but I don't see how they would be of any use to me (that's not to say they wouldn't be of use to anyone else). I'm thinking multiple monitors would be of more use to me (which I'm going to get once I move my rig into its new case and relocate my ADF scanner, which requires building a modified drawer).
No problem I don't see the point of it either, (as I said) but I suppose it's nice to have the option.
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09 Aug 2014   #13
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by andrew129260 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
Thanks, Andrew! Methinks I kinda sorta "get it" but I don't see how they would be of any use to me (that's not to say they wouldn't be of use to anyone else). I'm thinking multiple monitors would be of more use to me (which I'm going to get once I move my rig into its new case and relocate my ADF scanner, which requires building a modified drawer).
No problem I don't see the point of it either, (as I said) but I suppose it's nice to have the option.
Quite a few people must have a use for them; otherwise, why would M$ bother to add them? Of course, those aforemention beleaguered three brain cells of mine may just not seeing how they would be useful.
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09 Aug 2014   #14
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 

Multiple monitors would be better.
They depend on having a good graphics card though.

VirtuaWin doesn't seem to trigger my GPU, so I guess it relies on RAM.
My 4 virtual desktops setup is using ~170 MB.

I tried opening a few Explorer windows, but I didn't notice any change in RAM or GPU usage.
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09 Aug 2014   #15
Indianatone

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate and numerous virtual machines
 
 

Microsoft did bring out a Powertoy for XP. I still have it in the vaults if anyone wants a copy. I used it from time to time, less clutter. Strange how they now see as something they should add while taking away DVD player support except in an add on pack. That would be something they should put back in unless they are giving us Windows free and nickel and diming us to death with add on feature packs.
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09 Aug 2014   #16
scr

1. Windows 7 Home Premium sp1 - 64bit 2. Windows 7 Pro sp1 - 64bit
 
 

Virtual desktops are nothing new. I had a program on Windows 98 that would create up to nine of them. I created two or three but after a couple of days it became more trouble then it was worth. I used that program on 98, XP and now Windows 7 but for other reasons.
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