Windows 10: Task View Icon needs arrows on either side to switch desktops

  1.    24 Aug 2015 #1

    Task View Icon needs arrows on either side to switch desktops


    This option seems like a no brainer. It would be one click to get to the adjacent desktop.
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       24 Aug 2015 #2

    LT2000 said: View Post
    This option seems like a no brainer. It would be one click to get to the adjacent desktop.
    Or you could use Ctrl+Win+L/R Arrow.

    Personally, I think there should be a systray item to show you what desktop you're on and/or quickly switch to another:

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  3.    24 Aug 2015 #3

    Yeah, I have been using the keyboard shortcut and it is OK. But an idea like yours would work better too. There are so many better ways.
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  4.    24 Aug 2015 #4

    Hmm, that systray idea seems simple enough to write a lil program to do.


    Too bad the API released so far is extremely limited. I don't see a documented and reliable method of determining how many virtual desktops exists.

    I suppose you could create an invisible window within your application, then iterate moving it to each virtual desktop until you get an error returned, but that's a dirty hack at best.

    Otherwise moving between desktops would be emulating the keyboard hotkeys, also very unreliable and dirty.

    Maybe not the best idea after all =[
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  5.    25 Aug 2015 #5

    Dang windows. I was thinking of just creating a shortcut on the desktop and using standard windows sendkey. But they don't have a sendkey for the "windows" key. Ugggh!!! How can they not have that key???
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