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Windows 7: multiple desktops ?

17 Dec 2011   #1

win 7 u x64
multiple desktops ?

hi i have Windows 7 64bit,

i would like 2 different desktops. where i could have different icons. so i can have a work desktop and a home desktop where i could have different icons on the 2.

this way i could have my work icons on my work desktop had have stuff i use at home on the other. is there such a thing??

linux ubuntu does and its great.


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17 Dec 2011   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise

Hello Paascal, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You might give the free program Desktops a try to see if it may work for you for this.

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. After you configure hotkeys for switching desktops, you can create and switch desktops either by clicking on the tray icon to open a desktop preview and switching window, or by using the hotkeys.

Hope this helps,
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17 Dec 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit

Welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

I would have thought the easiest way would be to have two user accounts; one for home and one for work then just set up your icons for each account.
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17 Dec 2011   #4

win 7 u x64

thats not what i want... i want to have different desktops... from wich i can put what ever icons i want the app you are talking about only allows to have different programs WITH THE SAME DESKTOP.... i want to be able to have diiifferent desktops

ya i guess, but i would like to have access to the 2 from the same login
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18 Dec 2011   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 sp1

I think Dexpot has the ability to fully customize desktop icons.

Dexpot - Das Utility fr virtuelle Desktops
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20 Dec 2011   #6

win 7 u x64

Dont think so.. Dors th same as th others which isn't much ubuntu is better
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20 Dec 2011   #7

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64

Have a look at this:

Finestra Virtual Desktops
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22 Dec 2011   #8

win 7 u x64

nope that doenst do what im looking for either
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23 Dec 2011   #9

Windows 7 Pro 64bit build 7601 SP1

Why can't you just create 2 user accounts? And then use the switch user account. That would accomplish what you want with no added cost or difficult setup.
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