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Old 08-15-2006, 07:19 PM   #1
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How many desktops in Vista?


Sorry, but this question has been bugging me for some time and I can't seem to find an answer to it. In KDE I'm used to having my work spread over six desktops, and the maximum permissable number of desktops is apparently 16. However in WinXP, they only have one, and I find it the most frustrating thing ever!

So does anybody know whether or not Vista will have multiple desktops?
 
Old 08-15-2006, 08:02 PM   #2
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I wouldn't hold my breath...
 
Old 08-16-2006, 01:27 AM   #3
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use vista if you want to use your computer to impress gulible non-savvy folk with facy eye-candy (which by the way is a rip-off from XGL/Mac-OS).

no windows version seems to be really geared towards productivity anyway....
 
Old 08-16-2006, 05:34 AM   #4
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Yeah a Lot
 
Old 08-16-2006, 05:55 AM   #5
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Sorry to interrupt the usual MS bashing, but why would Vista not have virtual desktops, if XP has and has had for quite sometime now?

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/d...powertoys.mspx

"Virtual Desktop Manager" is the application you are interested. It works very well for me. I think you can have a max of 4 desktops though (never needed more than 4 anyway).

Besides, if you are using a descent graphics card (like nvidia ^_^) and assuming that you are using the official drivers, you can create virtual desktops if MS is not good enough for you... I believe ATI cards provide a similar feature, but I don't really like ATI cards to know if they have or not such a feature

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Old 08-16-2006, 06:35 AM   #6
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ayteebee
Q: What do you call a place where Richard Stallman goes skinny dipping?
A: A GNU'd beach!
Now there's an image I didn't need. I just had dinner man, what are you doing to me?
 
Old 08-16-2006, 12:32 PM   #7
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I don't even know what desktop mean in the topic...
 
Old 08-16-2006, 05:37 PM   #8
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"Virtual Desktop Manager" is the application you are interested. It works very well for me. I think you can have a max of 4 desktops though (never needed more than 4 anyway).
Thanks Mega Man X. This should help Mum quite a bit with her work . Funny the way they're called "power toys". Kind of sounds like "We don't think this is actually that useful" to me.

I actually can't really be bothered to do any M$ bashing at the moment.

Question answered, thanks.
 
Old 08-17-2006, 01:48 AM   #9
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Thanks for the reply ayteebee. I always thought the name "Power Toys" was a little silly too. You put it very well as "We don't think this is actually that useful". I bet that's the way they see it, ghehe.

Anyway, there are other powertoys that are just as useful. I use the Tweak UI a lot (this one should be shipped with Windows I think), ClearType is useful for me as well.

The Virtual Desktop Manager is a bit limited for me. Not only because of the 4 Virtual Desktop limit, but because I can't (as far as I know) send one Window/Application from one Desktop to another. This is something I do a lot under Linux.

Oh well. MS is playing catch up here: Tabs for IE, multiples Desktop partially implemented... Competition is always good for everyone ^_^.

P.S: I did not mean that you were bashing MS. But in this forum, I usually know how things end up when talking about Windows features or MS
 
  


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