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Re: Need Virtual Desktop software recommendations
« Reply #25 on: March 28, 2007, 08:34:28 AM »
I use and suggest Dexport. Its' great and free for personal use.

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Re: Need Virtual Desktop software recommendations
« Reply #26 on: March 30, 2007, 04:01:14 PM »
Thanks to GiveAwayOfTheDay, I am using AltDesk from www.astonshell.com.  Works quite fine, no major bug encountered so far.
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Re: Need Virtual Desktop software recommendations
« Reply #27 on: March 31, 2007, 08:27:12 PM »
Carol recommended DM2 to me before but I couldnt even find a helpfile for it (it could be me !?)

The "help files" in DM2 :up: are called Overview, Settings + Support > Installation
- and are online only: http://dm2.sourceforge.net/overview.html
http://dm2.sourceforge.net/settings.html
http://dm2.sourceforge.net/install.html
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Re: Need Virtual Desktop software recommendations
« Reply #28 on: April 02, 2007, 03:16:15 AM »
thankls for that Curt  ;)

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Re: Need Virtual Desktop software recommendations
« Reply #29 on: November 20, 2007, 11:12:14 AM »
I'd like to take the opportunity to rave about a little-known virtual desktop program, Enable Virtual Desktop. It's not free, but it's only $20, and it has better features and usability than any other I've seen. It supports dual monitors, wallpapers, keyboard bindings, wallpapers, systray icons or not, and a "mini-window" of all your desks in which you can move windows from desk to desk. I really love it.
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Re: Need Virtual Desktop software recommendations
« Reply #30 on: June 02, 2008, 03:19:55 PM »
Can any of virtual desktops save opened apps as a session to be restored later?


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Re: Need Virtual Desktop software recommendations
« Reply #31 on: June 02, 2008, 03:33:55 PM »
Not EVD, no... It does however have "window rules" by which you can specify which virtual desk an application opens up in, etc.
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Re: Need Virtual Desktop software recommendations
« Reply #32 on: June 02, 2008, 03:35:39 PM »
Thanks MKairys, but that would not be what I need.

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Re: Need Virtual Desktop software recommendations
« Reply #33 on: June 03, 2008, 02:23:37 AM »
Wow, I have been looking for this for quite some time.  I have looked at Dexpot many times as that is the closest to what I am looking for that most people recommend, yet (and I can't say exactly why), it never seems to work out for me.  I have tried most that were talked about here, but the two pay ones mentioned, EVD and GoScreen are new to me.  I must check them out now :Thmbsup:

What I am looking for is like Mouser said - what is in Linux (though my experience is from much later that the cli mouser spoke of).  Gnome desktop has an extrodinary virtual desktop.  I am looking for the same experience.  GoScreen and EVD appear to offer that.  Thans for bringing this up again...

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Re: Need Virtual Desktop software recommendations
« Reply #34 on: July 22, 2008, 02:06:05 PM »
I haven't tried it, so I cannot recommend it, but it looks like fun, and it is freeware. I have no idea if it also is useful, but I guess it is supposed to be just that: 360desktop public beta from http://www.360desktop.com/


 360_slideit.jpgNeed Virtual Desktop software recommendations


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Get almost unlimited desktop space; make desktop widgets from your favorite pieces of the web, plus create & share 360° interactive wallpaper.


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360desktop transforms your desktop into a panoramic workspace - with more space for everything. Slide around your new workspace quickly and easily between all your open applications, windows and widgets - it'll spin you out.


Easily make desktop widgets from your favorite parts of the web
See something that you like online? You can now clip it and put it right on the desktop: any part of any webpage or grab your favorite web widgets, RSS feeds, games, videos  - whatever you like - it's totally up to you!


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Create your own interactive 360's
Think of the desktop as an "interactive canvas". Create simple 360's from your favorite images, photos, or online albums such as Flickr, or transform the desktop into a multimedia mash-up, with web content integrated into the photo background.

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Share your favorite 360's and your own creations with your friends. Publish any 360 as a web widget that you can embed within MySpace, Facebook and your other blogs and social networks.
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Re: Need Virtual Desktop software recommendations
« Reply #35 on: July 22, 2008, 09:11:17 PM »
I haven't tried it, so I cannot recommend it, but it looks like fun, and it is freeware. I have no idea if it also is useful, but I guess it is supposed to be just that: 360desktop public beta from http://www.360desktop.com/

A few DC'ers were not impressed with 360desktop. See http://www.donationc....msg120174#msg120174

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Re: Need Virtual Desktop software recommendations
« Reply #36 on: July 23, 2008, 03:01:15 AM »
- I am a little surprised to read how harsh they spoke about 360desktop. I mean, one would think a coder's forum would give a first public beta version a longer line, but they said they tested for less than a minute! I didn't download it myself yesterday, because I couldn't see the point in the very concept, but now I will have to, I must, test and see if it really performs that bad...  :D

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Re: Need Virtual Desktop software recommendations
« Reply #37 on: July 23, 2008, 03:12:14 AM »
- I didn't make it very far, though. At the very beginning of installation, before any window had yet appeared, my Firewall (Outpost Pro) asked if I would allow the installation to change my registry! I clicked No, and aborted the procedure. How can it write to registry before asking IF or WHERE I would like to install? Now I understand why some were speaking harshly of this: they were offended, like I am! I won't try it out, either, but of course I too am then unable to speak about it's performance...

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Re: Need Virtual Desktop software recommendations
« Reply #38 on: July 23, 2008, 05:48:41 PM »
Curt: looks like it's part of the WISE installation system - and my guess is that it writes to the "Run" key, in order to be able to clean up temporary files after a windows reboot. Perhaps not the smartest way of handling things, but the company to blame would be the WISE guys (huhu), not the 360desktop people.

That's my guess, anyway.
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Re: Need Virtual Desktop software recommendations
« Reply #39 on: July 23, 2008, 07:04:29 PM »
I just tried 360desktop out and there is nothing wrong with it except that it doesn't move my windows like it's supposed to. :(
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