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A simple application that will help you manage a number of virtual desktops

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JS Virtual Desktop ManagerOverview

VDM is written in C++ and is a Win32 API application (non-MFC). It uses a simple Algorithm: when switching to a new desktop, handles to all the windows on the current desktop are saved to a list and hidden. Next, the windows on the destination desktop are shown. VDM does not need to track the creation and destruction of windows--the "current" desktop's list isn't created until you switch away from it.
To hide windows, VDM calls the Win32 API function ShowWindow with the SW_HIDE parameter (primary method) or uses SetParent to set the window's parent to a hidden window owned by VDM (alternate method, selected with the -a command-line parameter). Some programs seem to agree more with one method than with the other--try both, and see what works best for you.

To use Virtual Desktop manager (VDM):
Simply run VDM.EXE. (No installation is needed.)
Four numbered icons will appear in the tray. #1 will be highlighted, indicating that desktop 1 is active. (You can specify an alternate number of virtual desktops on the command line--See the "Command-line options" section.)
All windows open when the program loads start in desktop 1.
To switch desktops:
Left-click an icon to switch to the corresponding desktop.
Alternatively, press Ctrl+Alt+1..9 to switch to desktop 1..9.
To move the Active Window to another desktop:
Right-click an icon to move the active window to the corresponding desktop.
Alternatively, press Ctrl+Shift+1..9 to move the active window to desktop 1..9.
To Exit VDM:
Double-click any tray icon to bring up the "About" box, which has an "Exit" button.
Alternatively, press Ctrl+Alt+0 to exit VDM.
When you exit, all windows on all virtual desktops will be placed on the physical desktop.

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Fixed some bugs.

JS Virtual Desktop ManagerTech Specs

Version
0.41
Date
05.02.09
License
Free
Language
English
File Size
21KB
Developer
Operating Systems
Windows XP, 2000, 98, NT
System Requirements
No additional system requirements.

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