GiMeSpace Desktop Extender

GiMeSpace Desktop Extender

Average User Rating:
4.5
out of 14 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.3.1.125
  • Total Downloads:
    16,617
  • Date Added:
    Dec. 10, 2013
  • Price:
    Free to try (30-day trial); $18.95 to buy (Buy it now)

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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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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.3.1.125
Version 2.3.1.125 adds support for GiMeSpace Cam control: scroll your desktop by moving your hand in front of your webcam!
General
Publisher GiMeSpace
Publisher web site http://gimespace.com
Release Date December 10, 2013
Date Added December 10, 2013
Version 2.3.1.125
Category
Category Desktop Enhancements
Subcategory Virtual Desktop Managers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2003, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008, Windows XP, Windows 8, Windows
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 354.09KB
File Name Download setupGMS now.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 16,617
Downloads Last Week 17
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 30-day trial
Price $18.95

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