Multiple Desktops


  1. Posts : 11
    Windows 10
       #1

    Multiple Desktops


    Ignoring the fact its not actually multiple desktops where you can have different shortcuts and its very had to tell what desktop you are on because you have the same desktop picture and shortcuts.

    I'm having a big issue using it with browsers.
    if I have chrome on desktop 1 and 2 I lose my opened tabs on whatever desktop I close the browser on first. even with the "continue where you left off" settings ticked.

    I tried using microsoft edge but that had a crash report if trying to open in a second desktop and restoring it showed the tabs from the first desktop.

    I was hoping to segregate my normal browsing and general activities on the first desktop to say researching something on the second desktop and work on the third etc but I really cant see a benefit of having multiple desktops if you cant seem to have the same programs open on each desktop without causing conflict. it seems to be easier to alt tab my windows rather than have them on different desktops.

    is there a 3rd party option that does it better?
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  2. Posts : 2,973
    Windows 10 Pro for the Bro
       #2

    I use a 3rd party app called DexPot...
    (in a slightly mathematical way, in order to avoid not caring what Desktop number I am on, since when I switch to the other Desktop, that implies that... that's the other Desktop. I don't have to know / nor care what Desktop number I am on, because when I switch to the other Desktop, with the shortcuts I have set up in the app, that implies that I will definitely go to the other Desktop. This only works with the maximum of 2 Desktops. Lemme go a little more in-depth.)

    I have set up the mouse's Back & Forward buttons, that when the mouse is on the TaskBar, and:
    • If I am on Desktop #1, then pressing the Forward button will take me to: Desktop #2.
    • If I am on Desktop #2, then pressing the Forward button will take me to: Desktop #1.
    Same with the Back button on the mouse:
    • If I am on Desktop #1, then pressing the Back button will take me to: Desktop #2.
    • If I am on Desktop #2, then pressing the Back button will take me to: Desktop #1.

    Remember, this applies ONLY with 2 Desktops. Not more, not less.

    In the app, I also set up [Win + Alt + Right button] & [Win + Alt + Left button] to send any focused application to get sent to the other Desktop.
    • If I am on Desktop #1, then pressing the [Win + Alt + Right button] will send the focused app to: Desktop #2.
    • If I am on Desktop #2, then pressing the [Win + Alt + Right button] will send the focused app to: Desktop #1.
    Same, the other way around, with the left button:
    • If I am on Desktop #1, then pressing the [Win + Alt + Left button] will send the focused app to: Desktop #2.
    • If I am on Desktop #2, then pressing the [Win + Alt + Left button] will send the focused app to: Desktop #1.

    I hope you are understanding my method of how it doesn't matter what Desktop number I am on.

    The only little glitch, which doesn't really apply, since I barely use it. (I use my mouse's Back & Forward buttons to switch between Desktops.)
    • I have [Win + Alt + 1] to go to Desktop #1 (If Desktop #1 is already the active Desktop, then nothing happens.)
    • I have [Win + Alt + 2] to go to Desktop #2 (If Desktop #2 is already the active Desktop, then nothing happens.)

    That's what I do...



    (wow, I just noticed that you can have 20 Desktops in that app. hahaha, right. I'm, not setting up 20 Desktops...)
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  3. Posts : 11
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #3

    I'm not too stressed to know what desktop I'm on if I can have different shortcuts and wallpapers.
    My biggest issue is being able to use the browser multiple times in different desktops.
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  4. Posts : 2,973
    Windows 10 Pro for the Bro
       #4

    ... Multiple desktops, different icons
    Seems the same app can do that (for different shortcuts. Dunno about different wallpaper). I've never tried it.

    I use my technique to switch between Desktops. The reason why I have two Desktops, is because I do multiple projects at once, and I have certain apps in different Desktops, that are related to whichever project.

    Edit (5:46 AM my local time):
    Yes. You can have different backgrounds on different Desktops.
    Multiple Desktops-image.png
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  5. Posts : 11
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #5

    Thanks I'll have to see how it works with using the same program in both desktops. I feel like this is going to be my issue. Will have to try it out later in the week when I get some free time.
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  6. Posts : 2,973
    Windows 10 Pro for the Bro
       #6

    Bert02 said:
    Thanks I'll have to see how it works with using the same program in both desktops. I feel like this is going to be my issue. Will have to try it out later in the week when I get some free time.
    Sounds good.
    I do want to point out that this app's developer stopped making updates for it.
    Multiple Desktops-image.png
    (image above from the developer's website)

    Still works on Windows 10, but there are some apps that when you switch between Desktops, that same app will show up on both Desktops, no matter what. But no worries, this rarely happens. You can see how it works when you try it out.
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