VirtuaWin is an application for the Windows user community that misses the wonderful multiple desktop functionality often used on Unix systems. It is simple, reliable and highly configurable, supporting up to 20 virtual desktops.
- Multiple virtual desktops for windows
- Supports dual monitor, unicode & 64 bit on Win9x/NT/2000/XP/Vista/7
- Portable app version - no installation required
- Navigate using mouse, hotkeys, menus or visual pagers
- Customizable system tray icons & several visual pagers
- Module interface for limitless extensibility
- Very active support forum
- Over a million downloads
Very handy tool for multiple vitrual desktop with plenty of rsources and plugins
It's super light, doesn't need Aero or desktop compositing to be running, so you can use it on old machines, you can just outright turn off aero when you're gaming and still have your desktops, you can use it in a virtual machine. It's open source (aka trojan free) and rather simple to compile because it relies on MingW instead of that Macroshaft VisualCrap++. If you the desktop preview module with it it become alot more user friendly and gui like. Combine that with the SmallWindows project which does exposé and is also open source and does not use aero either, you'd have a pretty solid desktop. If you compile it, be aware that you may need to modify the mingw executable line in the Makefiles depending on what version you're using. Be also aware that the devs forgot to add a couple of libraries for two of the modules and the winlist.exe. The missing library line for the modules is LIBS = -lcomctl32 (and it goes under the exe flag section secton of the makefile). I don't what the missing libraries for Winlist.exe.
Works perfectly, fast, reliable. A great help when you use your computer for different activities to improve productivity and comfort. (Windows 7)
Excelent program. Missing small features, but help a lot! With win10 isn't 100% integrated, but's work
This has been always godsend for me any time I've been doing long projects on Windows, especially when working on the confined screenspace of my laptop. However since the release of Windows 10 (which has virtual desktops built-in) I have been wondering about the future of VW. Although I like the Win 10 virtual desktops, they lack a couple of features that I liked from VW, such as the customizable keyboard shortcuts and quick jumping to specific desktops via keys. I think it would be great if VW could integrate with Win 10's built-in virtual desktops so that we can get the best of both worlds.