Do you know you can have Virtual Desktops (like in Linux) with PowerToys ?

Discussion in 'Linux & BSD' started by Creat0r, Jun 25, 2002.

  1. Creat0r

    Creat0r Guest

    This is a cool one!!!

    If you have powertoys installed on Windows XP Its available for free at Microsoft website ( ) . It is very easy to enable Microsoft Virtual Desktop Feature. Simply right click on the Start Panel Bar also called TaskBar, Click on Tool Bar and select Desktop manager. You would see a set of 5 icons placed on the right portion of the TAskBar. Click on number 1 to 4 to go to any of the desktops. Now you have have four different Active Desktops.

    IMPORTANT NOTE: You may see a little degradation in performance but for desktop work it is negligible.
  2. Iceman

    Iceman Moderator

    Yes, it's a nice feature, but it's really kind of old news. :eek:
  3. natefrog

    natefrog Guest

    well i missed that bit of news so it's new to me

    thanks for sharing with us behind the times folks


    hey at least i'm not still on win 9.x like allot of people i know :p
  4. Phantom_24

    Phantom_24 Guest

    Yes !

    After you install Power Toys, right click the taskbar, go to Toolbars, and select Desktop Manager. After it starts, you'll notice a little orange button on the taskbar, right click the orange button to configure the Desktop Manager! I'd turn OFF the animation between screens though...too much of a resource pig !