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Run as administrator applications follow when switching desktops


I have applications that I 'run as administrator', as I don't have admin rights on the computer I am prompted to run them using different credentials. When I switch desktops they follow, even when Program Rules are set that those programs are to stay on their respective desktops.


zhuman wrote May 14, 2011 at 8:21 AM

Unfortunately, there isn't really a good way I've yet found to deal with this. For now, I am treating this as unfixable. The best workaround that I can offer is to run Finestra as an administrator as well. You can force its launch as an admin by right-clicking its icon, selecting properties, and selecting "Run this program as an administrator" on the compatibility tab.

Adamzman wrote May 16, 2011 at 8:45 AM

Thanks, this works although it's hardly ideal

serrghi wrote Nov 2, 2011 at 10:21 AM

When running Finestra as administrator, the taskbar icons disappear, and also my desktop icons disappear on all of my other desktops (not #1).

wrote Nov 2, 2011 at 10:21 AM

zhuman wrote Nov 3, 2011 at 4:55 PM

When you run Finestra as an administrator, switching desktops makes everything including your taskbar and desktop disappear? Do I have that right? I don't see how that's possible if you are just running the normal Windows desktop. Are you using a shell replacement or any kind of weird configuration?

wrote Feb 22, 2013 at 1:00 AM