1.    27 May 2017 #1
    Join Date : Jun 2016
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    Automatically open programs on seperate desktop at startup


    Hello all. I was wondering if it is possible if I can have specific programs launched at startup , and have them placed on another virtual desktop (i.e Desktop 2) . In my scenario , I have to manually launch all my hardware monitoring utilities and move them to Desktop 2 , each time the computer starts. Furthermore have the windows placed at the exact position I left it before. It's not so convenient for me having to do this every time. Is there a much better way for it?
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  2.    27 May 2017 #2
    Join Date : Sep 2014
    Nashville, TN
    Posts : 3,143
    Windows 10 Pro

    Not that i'm aware of. Unfortunately, there seems to be no hotkeys to move a window to a specific virtual desktop either.

    It's one of the things that make TaskView not worth using in many cases.
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  3.    27 May 2017 #3
    Join Date : Oct 2016
    Charlotte, NC
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    Win10 Home x64 - 1709

    Check out VDesk for Windows 10, it looks like it does what you want.
    VDesk for Windows 10: launch programs on virtual desktops - gHacks Tech News
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  4.    27 May 2017 #4
    Join Date : Sep 2014
    Nashville, TN
    Posts : 3,143
    Windows 10 Pro

    FYI, the link to the actual download is here: Releases · eksime/VDesk · GitHub

    That's an interesting app, I wasn't aware that MS had actually created a virtual desktop API (as minimal as it is, it's still useful)

    This tool doesn't ensure that any given app always opens on a specific desktop, but it does allow you to write scripts that will open the app on a specific (or just new) desktop.

    There are issues with apps that only like to be open once.
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