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.

Runs on: 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.

26 comments on VirtuaWin  The Portable Freeware Collection Latest Entries Feed

Provy 2020-05-18 08:43

@Midas: Thank you! That was the solution. Right click - Properties - Unblock. I think this program is a keeper.

v4.5 Beta2

Midas 2020-03-13 07:41

@Provy: that usually happens with help files downloaded from the Internet -- they need to be unblocked, usually through right-clicking and selecting the corresponding button.

v4.5 Beta2

Provy 2020-03-12 10:34

The Help function pulls up a Help window with an Index (Table of Contents) but not with actual text and images content. There are quite a few options to this program, and I'd like to really get to know it. Any advice?

v4.5 Beta2

hamasaki 2015-02-28 04:09

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


MnX 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.)


Cattleya 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.


webfork 2011-03-16 03:15

darkest: I think that refers to those keys being registered with some other program in Windows, but they may not be active. You can test this using ActiveHotkeys, but there's no way to find out what program has those keys registered. If its really annoying, I'd post on VirtuaWin's site to figure out how to suppress error msgs.


darkest 2011-03-15 19:11

question: it keeps telling me that it failed to register the hotkeys 1/4. What does it mean through? it works just fine for me.


nono 2010-12-14 09:38

Very annoying
labatterie and unproductive.

David Bieber 2010-08-07 07:17

Very useful for multi-tasking. Also very useful for when you're browsing..ahem..questionable content and somebody walks in on you. Is it better/worse than Yodm 3d? I don't think so. I have them both Yodm is flashier, yes. But not as stable across systems, and yes it does take a little more juice to run.

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