VirtuaWin 4.4

4.6 out of 5 stars 4.6 (82 votes)


Windows (All) / Open Source / 10,311 downloads

VirtuaWin is an Open Source, virtual desktop manager for Windows which can organize applications over several "virtual" desktops. For example if you use two virtual desktops you can put a Web browser on desk 1 and by using a desktop manager "switch away" the Web browser and it will seem like you have a new empty workspace (desk 2) to put another application/applications on. The program supports up to 20 desktops, configurable key/mouse control, user defined icons, modules for additional features, and much more.

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  • Latest Changes

    - 3178720 Added dynamic taskbar support for Win7

    - 3082777 Implemented boss & unboss key

    - 3205756 Fixed activation of minimized window when not hiding them

    - 3213525 Fixed title bar redraw issue caused by toggling TOOLWIN flag

    - 3310612 Implemented own FindWindow and improved module start-up reliability

    - 3242208 Changed action of Module Enable/Disable button to start module

Reviews of VirtuaWin

  1. 3 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 4.2 (Mar 29, 2012)

    I like Dexpot better, if you are into this sort of stuff. But I agree with Aegis69, I don't get multiple desktops unless you require100% screen real estate 90% of the time or have a very tiny monitor. Just takes up CPU cycles and memory for no reason, seems to me....

  2. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 4.2 Beta 1 (Dec 8, 2009)

    I only installed this for the majic jack gui. It pops up whenever you make a call and at boot and when you get a call. In other words it won't go away. Now it does, as it resides open on a separate desktop at all times. I opted for three so that I actually have 2 available desks. Add the icons for the Transparent Numbers (3x3 dig is cool) and use a 3x1 tray. F6 for 'move to next'. It uses like 5MB with no plugins and virtually zero config.
    MS's is nice but their tray icon is a lame box type.
    There are also a few progs that when open are fs with no escape except to exit.

  3. 4 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 4.2 Beta 1 (Dec 7, 2009)

    I just don't get multiple desktops, never have and I guess never will. I even shut off multiple desktops when I do fresh installs of Ubuntu. I can have 30 apps all minimized and I can get to them just fine without switching to another 'desktop'

    Will someone Please explain to me why additional desktops are useful?

  4. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 4.1 Beta 2 (Oct 8, 2008)

    Nice. One of the best virtual desktop managers around. But I'd never use it. Interface is kind aclunky and akward.

    I prefer Microsoft Desktops:

  5. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 4.1 Beta 1 (Jun 4, 2008)

    Almost perfect now that is supports Taskbar shuffle!!

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