1.    30 Aug 2015 #1
    Join Date : Sep 2014
    Hobart
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    Windows 10 Insider (fast ring)

    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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  2.    30 Aug 2015 #2
    Join Date : Mar 2014
    Cape Breton Nova Scotia ,Canada
    Posts : 3,537
    insider build 10586.3 win10 pro 64

    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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  3.    30 Aug 2015 #3
    Join Date : Mar 2014
    Cape Breton Nova Scotia ,Canada
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    insider build 10586.3 win10 pro 64

    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.    30 Aug 2015 #4
    Join Date : Feb 2014
    Posts : 9,466
    Windows 10 Professional

    Quote Originally Posted by enoch1138 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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  5.    31 Aug 2015 #5
    Join Date : Oct 2014
    New Jersey
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    Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64

    Quote Originally Posted by enoch1138 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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