GiMeSpace Desktop Extender

GiMeSpace Desktop Extender

Average User Rating:
4.5
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Quick Specs

Version:
2.3.1.125
File Size:
354.09KB
Date Added:
December 10, 2013
Price:
Free to try (30-day trial); $18.95 to buy (Buy it now)
Operating Systems:
Windows XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8
Total Downloads:
16,402
Downloads Last Week:
10
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  • 5 stars

    "Excellent Replacement for Pan & Scan Virtual Desktop"

    September 04, 2011   |   By dlauber

    Version: GiMeSpace Desktop Extender 2.2.6.103

    Pros

    With Windows 7 killing off pan & scan virtual desktops, GiMeSpace does a great job of providing the functionality of the pan & scan. It makes you more productive by lining up your open programs side by side, extending beyond the actual desktop.

    Cons

    The only cons are due to the limitations imposed by Windows 7. The author has done a great job of being very responsive to his customers and keeps refining GiMeSpace based on their suggestions.

    Summary

    GiMeSpace now aligns the top of each window with the active window, making it even easier to use. It's really a great productivity enhancer -- if Microsoft were savvy, it would license the technology from GiMeSpace and make it a part of Windows 7 and 8.Essentially as you move your cursor up and down or left and right, the open windows move. So you can several programs open at the same without them overlapping and at full size. GiMeSpace really makes using Windows 7 a whole lot easier.

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  • 5 stars

    "Super great!"

    July 19, 2011   |   By johnstreeker

    Version: GiMeSpace Desktop Extender 2.2.4.98

    Pros

    This is the most usefull addon on my computer!

    Cons

    None, really perfect!

    Summary

    This is the best virtual desktop manager!

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  • 1 stars

    "Dont install if you ever want to remove (like a virus)"

    March 08, 2011   |   By totheend44

    Version: GiMeSpace Desktop Extender 2.0.3.69

    Pros

    pain in the butt dont install

    Cons

    I installed under the premise that it could be removed, this has proven difficult its like a virus that plagues my computer, further until u buy it it will ask you to purchase it constantly

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  • 4 stars

    "Best Replacement for Pan-and-Scan Virtual Desktop"

    January 27, 2011   |   By dlauber

    Version: GiMeSpace Desktop Extender 2.2.2.94

    Pros

    Enables you to open application windows larger than your physical screen so you can view documents full size and not have to use time-wasting scroll bars very often. Lets you set window sizes and keep specific windows from scrolling.

    Cons

    It's not a pan-and-scan virtual desktop. So the applications windows move on and off the edge of the screen. Takes a while to get used to. Hard to control detached menus in some applications.

    Summary

    With the advent of the WDDM graphics subsystem in Windows VISTA and Windows 7, the pan-and-scan virtual desktop became a thing of the past. Unlike XPDM, the graphics subsystem in Windows XP, WDDM will not let you extend your desktop beyond the borders of your monitor (it's an incredible productivity enhancer). Microsoft did this once before, I think with Windows 98SE, in order to steer users to buying multiple monitors -- a genuinely reprehensible practice.

    GiMeSpace Desktop Extender is the only decent option available in Windows 7 and VISTA. Your application windows can be set to be taller than your monitor's screen (or wider) and they will scroll up or down on your screen. You can set application windows to appear side by side, to specific sizes, and not to scroll at all.

    It's the best thing we've got in Windows 7 and VISTA. It's no pan-and-scan virtual desktop which was the great productivity enhancer where your desktop is actually 3 or 4 times larger than your monitor's screen. Move your cursor to the right edge or bottom and the screen moves -- a far better alternative to what GimmeSpace does, except for the fact that it's no alternative at all since Microsoft decided to disable the ability to create a pan-and-scan virtual desktop in Windows VISTA and 7. So GimmeSpace is the best thing going in Windows 7 and VISTA and I'd strongly recommend it to anybody who has delayed upgrading to Windows 7 due to the absence of the pan-and-scan virtual desktop capability.

    P..S. I've tried using a Windows XP video driver in Windows 7 to get the pan-and-scan with my ATI Radeon video card. The XPDM graphics subsystem is present in Windows 7. WDDM, however, is the default graphics subsystem. Amazingly I got the pan-and-scan virtual desktop using the ATI video drivers that enabled it in Windows XP. It worked -- except that it rendered the computer useless due to the very frequent crashes (BSOD). If you figure out some way to get an older ATI XP driver to work in Windows 7 without BSOD, let us know your secret.

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  • 5 stars

    "Well made program"

    December 06, 2010   |   By micheal722

    Version: GiMeSpace Desktop Extender 2.1.9.88

    Pros

    Very usefull and many options to customize!

    Cons

    64bit programs cannot be resized to sizes bigger then the screen. Only works for 32bit...

    Summary

    Good and cheap program.

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  • 5 stars

    "Great program for extending desktop"

    September 21, 2010   |   By bostsnb

    Version: GiMeSpace Desktop Extender 2.1.4.82

    Pros

    Extends desktop size and not just add more desktops.
    Also tried 360desktop which was nice but this program uses less memory which is a plus.
    Can enlarge desktop both vertically and horizontally.
    Great support.

    Cons

    None that I can think of.

    Summary

    What I wanted was a larger desktop to open several windows at a time an be able to back and forth between them quickly. There were other programs which had multiple desktops but I was not able to have different program interact with each other. I emailed the programmer about setting the display size to a fixed size. He sent me two or three upgrade beta versions and had the program solved in a few days with a new option that I personally requested. Great support. For what I need this is perfect.

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  • 5 stars

    "Very powerfull tool"

    August 28, 2010   |   By perben

    Version: GiMeSpace Desktop Extender 2.1.3.78

    Pros

    Makes life very easy with a limitless desktop.

    Cons

    To many options.

    Summary

    Very powerfull tool.

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  • 5 stars

    "Super! Absolute perfect for my netbook!"

    June 20, 2010   |   By JaneOlk

    Version: GiMeSpace Desktop Extender 2.0.3.69

    Pros

    It gives me all the space I need on my tiny little netbook. Windows 7 doesn't allow me to use higher resolutions then 1024*600, but gimespace gives me unrestricted space to work with many windows that are bigger then my screen.

    Cons

    When many programs are using a lot of processor time, the scrolling becomes a bit interrupted, but I solved this my giving gimespace a higher priority.

    Summary

    Very well done! Gives me all the options to enjoy more desktop space and leave the taskbar, desktop icons, toolbars and gadgets where they are while I scroll through all my application windows.

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  • 5 stars

    "Even better than the real pan and scan function."

    June 13, 2010   |   By Jaapps

    Version: GiMeSpace Desktop Extender 2.0.3.69

    Pros

    Perfect! It does a better job then the real pan and scan function because it leaves the desktop icons and you taskbar always in the same place so they are never far away.
    Couldn't do with out it!

    Cons

    Non, I can realy don't think of anything to improve this product.

    Summary

    Great product that does exactly what I want: space to move my windows around and the ability to have windows that are way bigger then my screen. And that all is not affecting my normal desktop. Taskbar and desktop icons stay where they are and when I press scrolllock everything behaves like normal. Perfect!

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  • 5 stars

    "Great program! Very powerful!"

    May 01, 2010   |   By barbmelk

    Version: GiMeSpace Desktop Extender 2.0.1.64

    Pros

    Great for solving the problem of not enough desktop space. Love the function to make windows bigger then the screen. Can now see many pages in word at the same time!

    Cons

    Didn't find any problems.

    Summary

    Just the perfect desktop tool. Gives me all the space I need.

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