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Windows 7: Virtual desktop in 7...

05 Jun 2010   #41
wader

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by copernicus View Post
I used Vista/XP Virtual Desktop Manager - Home on my build, everything runs fine. I haven't used it recently though.

Eats up like 300 megs though =/
As mentioned earlier in this topic, that's what I'm currently using . . . and it's only taking up 10MB for two desktops on Windows 7 Home Premium x64.

- wader


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04 Oct 2010   #42
currysteph

Win 7
 
 

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18 Oct 2010   #43
JasonStallings

Windows 7
 
 

I've developed an application because I wanted the same thing. My program is extremely lightweight and requires no configuring.

You install, or you can use the zip and just run it. Then use alt+ the number of the desktop to switch to it. Then alt+ctrl+number to send the active window to a desktop.

My program is open source and free.

The current desktop is shown in the tray on the icon, and the icon can optionally be hidden.

mdesktop - Project Hosting on Google Code

Jason
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19 Oct 2010   #44
ArchangelZero

Window 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Question

Is it possible to have to desktops running simultaneously, one on each display? With two keyboards and mice, so essentially two people on the same computer?

Cheers!
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19 Oct 2010   #45
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JasonStallings View Post
I've developed an application because I wanted the same thing. My program is extremely lightweight and requires no configuring.

You install, or you can use the zip and just run it. Then use alt+ the number of the desktop to switch to it. Then alt+ctrl+number to send the active window to a desktop.

My program is open source and free.

The current desktop is shown in the tray on the icon, and the icon can optionally be hidden.

mdesktop - Project Hosting on Google Code

Jason

Thanks...it seems to work well. I have a use for this, so I have downloaded and like it.
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20 Oct 2010   #46
JasonStallings

Windows 7
 
 

I'm glad you like it, if you have any suggestions for features please let me know.

I'm trying to find new stuff for the next version.

Thanks,
Jason
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21 Oct 2010   #47
andersla

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Great application Jason!
Would it be possible to add a function to cycle through the desktops? E.g. ctrl+alt+left/right button to cycle through the desktops.
And perhaps adjustable keyboard shortcuts since the ctrl+alt+1-4 to move windows between desktops make me unable to type symbols requiring Alt Gr (e.g. @).

It would be much appreciated!
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22 Oct 2010   #48
JasonStallings

Windows 7
 
 

Ah yes, those are both very good suggestions, I'll be adding those into the next version.

Thanks!
Jason
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17 Feb 2011   #49
TOY

windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Thanks Jason, love your mDesktop application. Recommend to friends and coworkers.
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18 Feb 2011   #50
henryg

Win7 & XP
 
 

Any chance of allowing the desktop switching and moving hotkeys to use a number from the keypad?

I am a Dexpot user, but find it a little unstable now and again on my 64bit Win7 system. Can't track it down to anything in particular, and it is rare.
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