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How to setup Virtual Desktops in Windows

First you need a third party utility called – Dexpot. This utility is free for non-commercial use & can be obtained from: Dexpot.de.

  1. Once downloaded – run the installation file to install.
  2. Click Next & I Agree to accept the license agreement.
  3. Select Private Use for home use – if you are using this commercially you can select Commercial Use (30 day trial) and select next.
  4. Make sure the Destination folder is correct (default path is: C:Program Files (x86)Dexpot for 64bit machines) and select Next.
  5. Uncheck – I accept the Terms of the Tune-up Utilities box to prevent grey ware from being installed & select Next to actually start the installation process.
  6. Once installation has completed – Click Finish to launch Dexpot.
  7. On your Taskbar you will now have 4 Virtual Desktops – you can select each one to navigate back & forth between them.
  8. You are now running Virtual Desktops!

Dexpot Configuration

  1. In the notification tray – right click the Dexpot logo.
  2. Select Settings
  3. From here – you can adjust the number of concurrent Virtual Desktops running on your workstation from 2 to 20.
  4. You can also make it start during Windows start-up, configure applications to open in certain Virtual Desktops & set different Desktop icons for different Desktops.
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