Dexpot

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.7
out of 92 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.6.14 Build 2439
  • Total Downloads:
    152,290
  • Date Added:
    Dec. 03, 2014
  • Price:
    Free

Editors' Review

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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.

Pros

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.

Cons

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.

Bottom Line

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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User Reviews
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3 stars

"Good but confusing"

February 09, 2015  |  By zoorick

 |  Version: Dexpot 1.6.14 Build 2439

Pros

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...

Cons

...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.

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5 stars

"Excellent Virtual Desktop Management"

February 03, 2015

 |  Version: Dexpot 1.6.14 Build 2439

Pros

- Highly customizable and great hotkey support
- Works seamlessly with other windows/desktop customization tools
- Handles multiple monitors without issue

Cons

- May be too much to handle if you aren't a techie

Summary

Very well thought out and well built tool for managing virtual desktops at a great price.

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2 stars

"Not as good as V***** but could get there easily"

December 15, 2014  |  By bornshallow

 |  Version: Dexpot 1.6.14 Build 2439

Pros

*free

*easy premade settings (I like Alt+1 or Alt+2 to change between monitors)

*works OK

Cons

*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

Summary

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).

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 1.6.14 Build 2439
  • Taskbar Pager: Show desktop names as tooltips when hovering
  • Interpret command line arguments without a running Dexpot instance
  • Improved Hungarian language file
  • Simplified license key prompt
  • General
    Publisher Dexpot
    Publisher web site http://www.dexpot.de
    Release Date December 03, 2014
    Date Added December 03, 2014
    Version 1.6.14 Build 2439
    Category
    Category Desktop Enhancements
    Subcategory Virtual Desktop Managers
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Windows XP/Vista/7/8
    Additional Requirements Visual Basic 6.0
    Download Information
    File Size 5.06MB
    File Name dexpot_1614_r2439.exe
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 152,290
    Downloads Last Week 146
    Pricing
    License Model Free
    Limitations Not available
    Price Free

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