Windows 10: Multiple Desktop question


  1. Posts : 50
    Windows 10 Insider (fast ring)
       30 Aug 2015 #1

    Multiple Desktop question


    I've been trying to do something with multiple desktops in 10 with no success.

    Is there a way - if you're using multiple monitors - to have different desktops displayed on different monitors at the same time?
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    insider build 10586.3 win10 pro 64
       30 Aug 2015 #2

    hello, I think it require 3rd party software ,its been a long time since I did it and I don't remember what I used to do it ,, you can extend it across 2 monitors and have different programs open on each monitor ,I just set mine up to see how it works so I could make a suggestion ,I have a video card with all 3 types of connection ,vga/hdmi and dvi, and I have it hooked to my portable Raspberry Pi screen ,and I can open apps and drag them to the second screen and work with other apps on my main screen, when you open an app it open on the main screen and you just drag it across to the other screen.

    the monitor on the left is my main with IE open and the right is my portable Pi box with 2 apps open on it
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    insider build 10586.3 win10 pro 64
       30 Aug 2015 #3

    this is something I just found with bing search ,I think it might be useful ,still reading about it
    http://www.actualtools.com/virtualde...monitors.shtml

    edit , not sure if it worth any money .. I hate new software ,I installed the trial , but didn't get it to work yet
    Last edited by caperjack; 30 Aug 2015 at 18:09.
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  4. Posts : 8,312
    Windows 10 Professional
       30 Aug 2015 #4

    enoch1138 said: View Post
    I've been trying to do something with multiple desktops in 10 with no success.

    Is there a way - if you're using multiple monitors - to have different desktops displayed on different monitors at the same time?
    Different Desktop Backgrounds? Yes.

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    Different Desktop Folders? No.
    Whatever 'stuff' you have on your desktop, it will show on all 'Virtual Desktops'
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    Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
       31 Aug 2015 #5

    enoch1138 said: View Post
    I've been trying to do something with multiple desktops in 10 with no success.

    Is there a way - if you're using multiple monitors - to have different desktops displayed on different monitors at the same time?
    Yep mine does it automatically, I didn`t have to change a thing, I Love it.

    Just put some pictures in a folder and use slideshow, picking that folder, as the desktop background.

    2 separate pictures of Sarah Carter at the same time, Life can`t get much better

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