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Metall_pingwin

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#1 10 years ago

I'm running out of room on my desktop. I'm wondering if any of you know of any good virtual desktop software. I'm talking about the programs which can duplicate your desktop so you can have second one, and switch between the two. Effectively you can also place different shortcuts on each.

My problem is pretty much as to which program is the best, as there are quite a few on the market. This is for Windows XP.




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#2 10 years ago

As my experiance has told me, all have a downside, and most suck in general, either are a rescource hog, or just don't work as advertised

--EDIT-- But wooo... Try this one Virtual Desktop, Powerful Virtual Desktop Manager - Cool Desk. Windows 95/98/ME/2000/XP software download. It seems fair good, I'm going to try it too, as I'm in the same boat as you

--EDIT-- Mmmmk That "Cool Desk" is good, probibly the best I've used, but its a bit...gay...Its just missing something. --EDIT-- Oook, I don't recommend that "Cool Desk" anymore, it's slightly screwed my system performance over after uninstalling. Registry Mechanic found 10 entrys it left behind, Avast went nuts with spyware, and so did Ad Aware SE. Time to restart, re scan, defrag, and hope I can gain my performance back. Stupid Program :@




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#3 10 years ago

Metall_pingwin;4213608I'm running out of room on my desktop. I'm wondering if any of you know of any good virtual desktop software. I'm talking about the programs which can duplicate your desktop so you can have second one, and switch between the two. Effectively you can also place different shortcuts on each.

My problem is pretty much as to which program is the best, as there are quite a few on the market. This is for Windows XP.

Have you just tried organizing your desktop a little better? Use more folders and sub folders and such. I find it VERY hard to believe that you can run out of space on your desktop.




Kilobyte

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#4 10 years ago

The NVidia drivers support multiple desktops. I'm not sure about the ATI/AMD drivers...




Metall_pingwin

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#5 10 years ago
Afterburner;4213683Have you just tried organizing your desktop a little better? Use more folders and sub folders and such. I find it VERY hard to believe that you can run out of space on your desktop.

Well, i'm not running out of space on my desktop per sey. I have plenty of room left, but it's getting too tight for comfort. My icons are all organised per type. Games are in a triangle on the right. Graphic utilites and audio programs in a double bar on the bottom left corner, windows exploring icons in a triangle on the left e.t.c.

I was thinking of having a separate destkop for each however. As in, one for my games, one for my audio and image programs e.t.c. So i'm not bothered with loose programs when I don't need them.




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#6 10 years ago

Part of me just wants to say 'Stop whining and sort your fucking Start menu out so you can find things quickly, then you wouldn't even have this problem.'.

However since I've satisfied that part of me by saying that: there is something you could try. You can add toolbars to the Windows taskbar from folder. So you have an arrow on your taskbar, click that and suddenly you've got a list of all your games (if you direct it to a folder which has shortcuts for all of your games). It does use physical space on the taskbar obviously, but it's something you might want to consider.

First make a folder (call it Games or Programs or something relevant) with all the shortcuts you want and put it somewhere. My Documents, on the C drive, or just put it on the Start menu, doesn't matter. Right click the taskbar, go to Toolbars, choose New Toolbar and pick the folder with your shortcuts.

It's not extra desktops, but it's a fairly decent compromise between the speed of desktop icons and the organisation of the Start menu.




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#7 10 years ago
Bs|Archaon;4214010However since I've satisfied that part of me by saying that: there is something you could try. You can add toolbars to the Windows taskbar from folder. So you have an arrow on your taskbar, click that and suddenly you've got a list of all your games (if you direct it to a folder which has shortcuts for all of your games). It does use physical space on the taskbar obviously, but it's something you might want to consider.[...]

I second that, that's what I've been doing for a few years already now and am quite satisfied with that :] Just try not to make too many, so you don't take too much room.




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#8 10 years ago

Well, as much as I appreciate the constructive criticism, I really don't think it should be up for debate whether I'm worthy of the virtual desktop or not. If I want multiple desktops, please don't argue with me about it. I'm just looking for the software, not alternative ways for cleaning up the desktop space.

I've tried using folders before, but soon found that I don't like that method for my folders. I actually already have one folder on the desktop where I put miscellaneous programs. But like I said, I don't want folders. The best method that works for me right now is dedicating parts of the monitor to each program type. I just figured it would be easier and neater if I had two or three desktops. There is no complaining here. :]




Bs|Archaon

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#9 10 years ago

The thing I was talking about uses a folder to organise the shortcuts, you don't actually see a folder as such.




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#10 10 years ago
Metall_pingwin;4214436Well, as much as I appreciate the constructive criticism, I really don't think it should be up for debate whether I'm worthy of the virtual desktop or not.

Now my question is, whether or not I was very helpful? The Nvidia Control Center does support multiple desktops, and I've used them from time to time.

You can select the Desktops from a Folder, the Desktop, the System Tray, or the Title bar of a Window.

My question is, what Video Card do you have?




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