Inspired by Mac OS X and Linux, Dexpot brings multiple desktops to Windows, allowing you to manage the windows, icons, wallpapers, and themes on dozens of virtual desktops through several highly intuitive features, including taskbar previews, context menus, hot corners, and keyboard shortcuts.
Advanced desktop management: Dexpot brings advanced desktop management to Windows. Just like Linux, Mac OS X, and Windows 10 for that matter, you can now have multiple desktops with different windows, icons, themes, and backgrounds open at the same time.
Powerful keyboard shortcuts: Multiple desktops are nothing if you don't have a way to quickly switch between them. With this app you can assign keyboard shortcuts to every desktop, as well as to other functions, such as showing an overview of all desktops at once or moving windows from one desktop to another.
Sizable plug-in collection: As powerful as the app is out of the box, it comes with an array of optional plug-ins that further extend its functionality. We're fans especially of MouseEvents, which adds hot corners to the app, making it possible to quickly switch between desktops without using a keyboard.
Occasional performance issues: While testing the app, we occasionally experienced sluggishness and choppy animations, especially when we were stress-testing our system and switching desktops.
If your desktop is always cluttered with dozens of windows, each belonging to a different app, you owe it to yourself and your sanity to try Dexpot. That's because having the ability to organize your windows and apps into their separate spaces boosts your productivity and makes working on your PC more enjoyable.
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Dexpot turns your monitor into up to 20 monitor workspaces. Dexpot creates additional workspaces you can quickly switch between. Take, for example, Desktop 1 to listen to your favourite music, surf the web on Desktop 2, use Desktop 3 to handle your daily word processing or switch to Desktop 4 for a game of Solitaire.Different icons, wallpapers, start-ups, and much more can be configured for each desktop.
What's new in this version:
Taskbar Pager: Show desktop names as tooltips when hovering
Interpret command line arguments without a running Dexpot instance
The software and the idea behind it is great. I've always wanted to use virtual desktops on Windows, just like on Mac. If you've willing to kill some time configuring this program, you'll get what you want...
...but not me, because it was actually quite difficult to set up and control. Why is it so hard? Tons of settings and obscure performance principles. Needs to become more user-friendly.
*easy premade settings (I like Alt+1 or Alt+2 to change between monitors)
*bugs get old quickly (my windows kept going to "not responding")
*takes about a minute solid to load upon startup with an annoying banner announcing that it is starting right in the middle of the screen (!!!!)
*takes way too long to start up IMO
I just downloaded an application that is freeware called "V******" which I like a LOT better because it loads quickly and in the background rather than how Dexpot loads with that nasty banner that takes 1min to go away. That along with the bugs (I kept having outlook and RDP go not responding) are why I give this 2 stars.
With SSD's now who has a minute to spare on startup to wait for your virtual monitors?
My opinion? Download V***** if you are savvy and reset the hotkeys to something more reasonable (I used Alt+1 which I liked from Dexpot).