Multiple desktops

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by Tom, Jun 11, 2006.

  1. Tom

    Tom Guest

    I haven't tried Vista myself, but one feature I would like to see (if it is
    not already there) is the ability to have more than one desktop. This has
    been common in linux/unix desktops for some time, and really does give you
    more room to work. Also, it prevents the taskbar at the bottom from getting
    filled up.

    The multiple desktop 'powertoy' for windows XP was halfway there, but
    unfortunately, programs from all desktops appeared on the taskbar at the
    bottom, defeating part of the object of having more than one desktop (as only
    programs on the current desktop should be shown on the taskbar, in my

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    troma Guest

    in windows XP, some Video Card Driver Software usually has some sort of
    multiple desktop features, although i don't use these multiple desktop
    schemes i believe they are more robust than the XP powertoy.

    vista drivers will have the same features.....
    troma, Jun 11, 2006
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    Kip Guest

    the feature you're talking about is multiple monitor support, where your one
    desktop is extended into other monitors. what Tom is talking about is having
    multiple desktops on one monitor, and being able to switch between them with
    a simple key combination. so when you're in the office playing solitaire, you
    can quickly switch to the other desktop showing what you're "working" on.
    Kip, Jun 11, 2006
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    troma Guest

    i was talking about multiple desktops on one monitor.

    Nividia = Nview (program that creates multiple desktops)

    Ati =ATI Desktop. (program that creates multiple desktops)

    So to claify I was talking about the same thing as TOM.
    troma, Jun 11, 2006
  5. I was thinking of this as well and did a little search and found this thread

    I'd love to have this option in Vista, they have the "Switch between
    windows" thingy, that could be used for multiple desktops and as you say,
    applications should only be shown in the taskbar on the desktop it was

    Enough said :).
    Robert Schoultz, Sep 19, 2006
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