Multiple desktops will be a great idea to organize your applications on multiple desktops on a single machine.Linux offers Virtual Desktops utilities which gives multiple desktop areas whereby users can enjoy working with multiple environments.
Is there any such utilities available for Windows OS?
It is very useful if you have multiple desktops on a single windows machine.This will help you to organize your applications on multiple desktops.
There are many virtual desktop utilities available for windows that implement their desktops by showing the windows that are active on a desktop and hiding the rest.This may lead to active windows becomes inconsistent with the visible windows.
But here is a great utility from Sysinternals which actually uses uses a Windows desktop object for each desktop.That means the virtual desktops created by Desktops are real desktops windows.
The utility is called Desktops and the current version is Desktops v1.02.
Desktops Version v1.02 is a freeware and allows users to organize and split their applications to a maximum of four virtual desktops.
Users can play movie on first desktop , can browse globinch in desktop 2, use ms word on third desktop and read email on fourth desktop.
Read about another great utility from Sysinternals.Process Explorer – Best windows system process ,task and DLL monitoring and examination utility.
Desktops does not provide a way to close a desktop, because that would result in orphaned windows and processes. Since Desktops uses windows desktop objects separate Explorer process must run on each desktop to provide a taskbar and start menu.So there is no way to delete a desktop object and you need to logoff to exit the desktops.
Desktops v1.02 runs on Windows XP and higher and Windows Server 2003 and higher.Users can download this software from Microsoft Sysinternal site here.
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