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paula_cute 06-20-2007 12:00 PM

Virtual Desktop manager in XP
 
If you are one of those people who love to access a lot of programs at a time, then you will find the Virtual Desktop Manager a great help for you. I am one of them. I usually have several programs running in my computer at once. From Notepad to Microsoft Word, to different windows accessing different websites in the internet, my email, folders, etc, I have an extensive list of tasks to do. if I have two monitors to use, then I would but I don’t This download is for people such as myself to be able to work through the mass of work on the desktop.
The Virtual Desktop Manager or VDM is a Powertool for Windows XP. It permits the user to have a lot of desktops open simultaneously while also being able to switch between them as easily as opening a window. So for example I have all those programs open, that is Microsoft Word, Notepad, Firefox, Photoshop, using the Virtual Desktop Manager, I can just leave all those programs open and switch between them. I have two options for switching. One is to select the corresponding numbers of these programs as seen in the taskbar. And the other is to view all open desktops and choose from there. It is very easy to use and does not take up much of the system resources of the computer.
The Microsoft Company openly admits that they do not offer any support for their powertools, specifically Virtual Desktop Manager. They only provide a Help file in the program. Fortunately for them, this is already enough to run the program properly. When you download and install the Virtual Desktop Manager, you will probably notice that there are no new entries on the list of programs. It is actually located as a new option in the Toolbar Properties. It is seen beneath the Toolbars/ Desktop Manager. You just have to check it in order to start using it.
When you are successful in activating the Virtual Desktop Manager, several options will be presented to you for your use. You can access them by making a right click on the VDM icon found in the toolbar. You may want to access the Help file for the Virtual Desktop Manager for more extensive information on how to work it. With VDM, you can also assign a different desktop wallpaper for each virtual desktop to be able to identify each one easily from the other.
Unfortunately, this cool Powertool, like the other Powertools in the market, is only possible for use on a Windows XP. If you would like to try out something similar to this since you don’t have Windows XP on your computer, then you can try the Open Source Virtual Desktop which is quite similar in its key features to the Virtual Desktop Manager of XP but does not have the option for individual wallpapers. Both programs are really easy to do, fun to use, and functional as well. It also does not hinder the performance of the computer. If you think you this is something useful for you, why don’t you check it out and see for yourself. You may enjoy it as well.


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