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VirtuaWin v4.5 Beta2

billon on 20 Feb 2017
  • 326KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 12 Mar 2016
  • Suggested by ChalkTrauma

VirtuaWin is a highly customizable virtual desktop manager that lets you organize applications over a two or more "desktops" with their own separate windows and applications (also called "workspaces"). The program can reduce distractions or help organize a cluttered desk space with too many windows open.

Alternatively, a PortableApps version is also available.

Category:
System Requirements: WinAll
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GPL
How to extract: Download the "portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch VirtuaWin.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Dexpot
What's new?
  • Added:
    • Module reload in Module API;
    • Main program resource to WinList to improve its identity;
    • Support for MS VC++ (Epress) 8 & 9+ (tested v10 2010).
  • Corrected message sent for ALT key modifier for release.
  • Somewhat patchy fix of unexpected crash. Dynamic taskbar support should probably be rechecked on newer win versions.
  • Fixed:
    • 1 byte scribble in vwModuleLoad;
    • 64bit process names not being obtained and added VW icon to winrule dialog;
    • Window order to be case insensitively sorted;
    • Typo.
  • Hung window (blinking icon) on Windows 10.
Latest comments
Cattleya on 2011-10-21 14:14

This is best FREE+PORTABLE+LIGHTWEIGHT multi-desktop manager can manage up to 20 desktops. Much better than Despot, Monitors, Yo'3D.

MnX on 2012-10-13 15:03

This IS the one! Close enough to the Linux LXDE/OB style for me! I've got it set for 2 dt's and to switch with the cursor on Win 8 CP. I just wish I could figure out how to get it to run at startup. (I'm guessing because it's a portable, it doesn't show up in CCleaner startup list.)

hamasaki on 2015-02-28 04:09

@MnX: Can`t you just add an entry to your start folder?

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Dexpot v1.6.14 Build 2439

Checker on 4 Sep 2014
  • 10MB (uncompressed)
  • Suggested by Ennovy

Dexpot is a complete virtual desktop manager with up to 19 available desktops, Window catalog, various Preview modes, and window moving. The program also includes a variety of user interface improvements include managing window transparency, folding windows up into their title bar, right-click minimize to taskbar, and many more.

A 64-bit version is available (within the folder).

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administrator rights, MSVBVM60.DLL, and MSCOMCTL.OCX
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Free for personal use
How to extract:
  1. Download the portable ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Create an empty portable.ini file in the app folder (if not already present)
  3. Launch dexpot.exe (for 32-bit OS) or Dexpot64.exe (for 64-bit OS)
What's new? New:
  • Taskbar Pager: Show desktop names as tooltips when hovering.
  • Interpret command line arguments without a running Dexpot instance.
  • Improved Hungarian language file.
  • Simplified license key prompt.
Fixed:
  • Backslash was lost with network paths in 'Configure Desktops > Start-up'.
  • DexControl: Improved window closing on excluded monitors.
Latest comments
zarathustra on 2011-06-30 03:06

can anyone get the portable versions to launch? the only way it works is if you install it

joby_toss on 2011-07-01 06:22

1.5.11 version works OK on my win7x64.

abc on 2012-01-15 19:39

Who cares for all the glitter effects that can hog memory. It's real use is to organize screen clutter which it does very well. The biggest feature for me is having multiple desktops with different icons and wallpaper, screensavers, etc. Of course that's just one of many features available. Simply put one of the best virtual desktop managers around. My only complaint is that it requires admin rights.

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Yod'm 3D v1.4

webfork on 4 Feb 2017

Yod'm 3D is a virtual desktop manager that uses a 3D rotating cube to visualize the change-over of desktops. It can manage up to four desktops.

Note: This is the last freeware version of Yod'm 3D -- it has gone payware as "DeskSpace."

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: DirectX 9
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch Yodm3D.exe.
Latest comments
Hevithan on 2011-04-06 01:46

I like YOD'm but deskspace is cool, in that... they fix things YOD'm was lacking (6 sides making a complete cube, faster rotation, a background BEHIND the cube, etc) But yod'm is good for free ... Unless you need more then 4 desktops :-P

Xonox on 2011-06-01 16:52

Hi, in my work, I run a lot of batch actions in Photoshop to process images for web. While the batch process ran, I wasn't able to do nothing with my computer because Photoshop kept jumping with images being resized.

Well not anymore, thanks to Yod'm 3D, I was able to switch desktops and leave Photshop doing its business while I did something else.

I hope this tip is helpful to someone who uses this kind of batch processing.

Cheers!

abc on 2012-01-15 19:44

This is very cool looking but the effects get pretty old fast and it's no longer free. Those who prefer efficiency should checkout other desktop managers listed on this site.

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BossKey v2.00

smaragdus on 21 Mar 2017
  • 14KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 2 Dec 2000
  • Suggested by Dirk Loss

BossKey is a simple virtual desktop program. Create hot-keys to switch between the desktops and have one set of windows/applications on one and a different set of windows/applications on another and flip between them instantly with a single keypress. Up to 10 virtual desktops can be defined and windows can be designated always visible.

Category:
System Requirements: Win95 / Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch bosskey.exe.
Latest comments
jameson on 2008-06-04 03:48

be careful with this one! i accidentally assigned a hotkey that conflicted with one used by my file manager. when i hit the key to switch desktops, bosskey crashed, and i couldn't for the life of me get back to my other desktops, where unsaved work was calling to me. i lost an hour of writing because of this program...

donald on 2012-03-22 15:33

"i accidentally assigned a hotkey that conflicted with one used by my file manager"

@jameson I think you would do better to be careful when assigning hotkeys

Use this application:ActiveHotkeys
Found on TPFC: http://www.portablefreeware.com/index.php?id=1770

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