New Name!

Vista/XP Virtual Desktops is now Finestra Virtual Desktops (a lot better, right?).

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Finestra Virtual Desktops is an elegant solution to managing many windows or tasks on Windows. It allows you to divide your workspace up into multiple "virtual" desktops, each of which is easily accessible on the fly. For example, you can keep all of your internet applications open on one desktop, work on another desktop, and games on a third.

Finestra virtual desktops is also well known for taking advantage of Windows' live window thumbnails to show you live previews of your windows when viewed from the fullscreen "switcher" view. If you have Windows 7, Finestra also utilizes the new taskbar features to make the experience even more natural and enjoyable.

But wait! What if you still are using XP? Don't worry, Finestra Virtual Desktops provides support for XP as well, although window previews are not live since XP doesn't have DWM.

Finestra Virtual Desktops is developed and managed by Z-Systems, which also manages a few other fine commercial and open-source projects.

Donations Welcome

If you find Finestra Virtual Desktops useful and want to help out, donations are much appreciated. You can donate at the Z-Systems website.

Features

  • Full screen switcher view with full drag and drop managing
  • Desktop switch indicator
  • As many virtual desktops as desired
  • Per-desktop backgrounds
  • Watch the windows move in real time as you drag them around in the switcher
  • Multiple monitor support
  • Window menus
  • Configurable tray icons for each desktop
  • Configurable colors, fade speeds, hotkeys, etc.
  • Uses Vista/7's live thumbnails
  • XP support
  • And much more!

Default Shortcut Reference

  • Windows Key + Z - Show the fullscreen "switcher"
  • Windows Key + W - Pop up the window menu for the active window
  • Windows Key + Numpad 1...9 - Switch to the corresponding desktop, if it exists
  • Windows Key + Arrow Keys - Move to the corresponding desktop
  • Windows Key + Control + Numpad 1...9 - Send the foreground window to the corresponding desktop
  • Windows Key + Control + Arrow Keys - Send the foreground window to the corresponding desktop

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Last edited Feb 6, 2011 at 9:13 AM by zhuman, version 50