Rating:        Based on 42 ratings
Reviewed:  39 reviews
Downloads: 259137
Released: Jul 14, 2008
Updated: Dec 24, 2008 by zhuman
Dev status: Beta Help Icon

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Application Setup091
application, 1008K, uploaded Jul 14, 2008 - 259137 downloads

Release Notes

This release contains no new features, but fixes somes bugs and performance issues of 0.9.

Reviews for this release

Hi! How can I use second monitor? I expect some sort of setup for virtual desktop to bind it to second monitor
by AlexShirshov on Nov 8, 2010 at 6:45 PM
Works great under Win 7 so far. Except it conflicts with a lot of Windows 7 built-in keyboard shortcuts. So you need to tune few things. But it support seprate background per desktop!
by reanimator on Jul 30, 2010 at 10:42 AM
After dual-booting with Ubuntu, I liked their workspace switching feature. I wanted to bring that to the Windows Vista side. I tried two other programs before I came to this one. This one was the best I tried, and now I can switch workspaces.
by decimic on Jul 3, 2010 at 3:37 PM
I love this program...
by mzirino on Nov 20, 2009 at 1:00 AM
i don't used..
by jiaao on Nov 4, 2009 at 8:10 AM
Excellent idea and implemented fairly well but it crashes way too often to be of any real use. It is fairly slow as well but that I think is the result of being written in Managed Code
by asharzaman on Oct 22, 2009 at 9:08 PM
Love the software ... very nice implementation of a virtual desktop. Congrats to all who have contributed time and effort to design this software. As an enhancement, I suggest you virtualize the desktops and monitors meaning that you provide the ability to dynamically mix and match virtual desktops to different monitors. Cheers.
by jeangpicard on Oct 4, 2009 at 5:24 PM
I'm trying this program out on Windows XP SP 3 but it crashes immediately on startup. Does anyone have a version that works on this platform?
by bosschaert on Aug 10, 2009 at 2:53 PM
this program does what it says it will. it runs very smoothly on my system and also looks pretty. my big, big problem with it, however, is that it doesn't allow you to have separate desktop shortcuts or folders for each virtual desktop. every shortcut and folder is shared on each desktop.
by kthekiss on Jul 20, 2009 at 10:10 PM
is this app dead?
by ppooddoo on May 24, 2009 at 2:12 AM
Takes the 'I am at work but doing something else' to a whole new level. Thanks a zillion.
by madcoder on May 23, 2009 at 12:11 PM
Thanks for your software. I very like it. Your program is very good.
by ch00077125 on May 4, 2009 at 3:03 AM
Very slick love it, but it does crash sometimes..
by LiquidAir on May 2, 2009 at 1:04 AM
I am a frequent user of Ubuntu and have grown to love their virutal desktop feature. However I run Vista on my laptop and wanted this same feature. It hasnt crashed on me yet and does not hog my system resouces. Overall a very good software.
by fireblaze on May 1, 2009 at 7:30 AM
Slick Interface... But crashes on me periodically (about once or twice a day) on WinXP SP2. I spend too much time recovering my windows, when I need to be getting work done. When it crashes, I notice it hogging up about 50+% of the CPU.
by chavez317 on Apr 21, 2009 at 7:15 PM
Pretty slow, even on my dual proc 2.0GHz quad core machine. Have experienced a couple bugs as well, and it seems to use a lot of memory (currently at 250MB), but it is doing the job I need it too, so I'm keeping it around for now anyway.
by ledlin on Apr 8, 2009 at 8:55 PM
VERY slow. Slower than you can imagine on my vista x64, 3.2 Mhz core duo, 8gb ram.
by bbik on Mar 10, 2009 at 9:48 AM
Way to many bugs and way to slow. - Problems with the processbar, with uninstalling and with stabillity. And don't want to wait approx. 2 seconds to change desktop. It needs to happen instantly.
by bugmenot2 on Mar 5, 2009 at 2:31 AM
Very nice release! Most stable and robust VDM I've been able to find for Vista -- and still in beta! *drool* Have had it crash a couple of times, and some applications just don't like being relegated to a hidden desktop, but it deals with those pretty well. This is not a slam at all, but a question: why is it so hard to get a VDM for windows that works as well as Spaces for OS X or *nix?
by n58Digression on Feb 14, 2009 at 1:44 PM
Excellent Utility! Allows me to keep my desktop organized and categorized by window type/program. Outstanding.. I have one idea to make it even better: add a feature that allows the user to assign "instant switch" hotkeys to the individually numbered desktops. That would be so siiiick...
by cousinit99 on Jan 29, 2009 at 11:42 PM
Very good. The only complaint I have is that after enabling VDM the animation effect when minimizing a window disappears. It's only a tiny bug but I still hope it can get fixed. Also, if you can include a window list in which windows can be easily moved between desktops and assigned as "sticky", like VirtualWin, it'll be better.
by swifters on Jan 16, 2009 at 7:16 PM
Your program is very good but I am still getting those occasional crashes "VVPM stopped working. Diagnose?"( I just now got another one) I assume this is an active program. Keep up the good work.
by CactusRuss on Jan 7, 2009 at 6:39 AM
sometimes certain opened windows disappear and i can't recover them! it happens when i switch around different desktops. otherwise, feature-wise, great piece of work!
by jesuscheung on Dec 30, 2008 at 10:27 PM
As the previous review I find the SW very good , but I also miss possibility to have different Sohrtcuts on the different Desktops or a system that will manage groups of Shortcuts and show them when I need them (on key combination pressed). Tzanimir
by ttzankov on Dec 28, 2008 at 5:19 PM
Good, but not great, yet! What it really needs is the ability to assign desktop shortcuts to a particular desktop, and to make shortcuts like 'Recycle Bin' sticky across all desktops.
by jdwright56 on Dec 24, 2008 at 10:47 AM
It will be better to add 3d desktop like ubuntu's compiz!
by erickunder on Dec 7, 2008 at 3:24 AM
The project shows some promising features since it's so tightly bound to the Windows architecture but the lack of optimization renders it virtually unusable as an application that is supposed to constantly and transparently run in the background. The constant memory leaks and jumps in CPU usage are simply unacceptable. Use one of the many alternatives for now and watch further development of VDM.
by limdul on Dec 3, 2008 at 12:44 PM
Quite nice, but not perfect. Focus gets lost when switching desktops. After a while a System.OverflowExceptions occur in the .NET Framework.
by Dalroi on Nov 11, 2008 at 9:44 AM
Missing programs while switching between desktops are really annoying. Sometime it happens that whole program slow down w/o obivous reason, it doesn't take cpu or memory. Other than that everything is perfect.
by dzo on Oct 15, 2008 at 3:26 PM
I installed this yesterday, and fell in love. I set up the Option for Hotkeys to switch between desktops via WIN-arrow keys, and to move windows to other desktops via shft-ALT-arrow keys. I dig that I can make a window sticky (make it appear in all desktops) via the Window-W key. No I have one desktop for PHP development, another for investments, another for email/calendar, etc. 5 Stars!
by philster6000 on Oct 12, 2008 at 10:30 PM
Great work, the ability to add numerous desktops is extremely nice! I liked this tool too much.
by abdkayali on Oct 5, 2008 at 1:47 PM
This is great. LOVE the app. Best thing since a UNIX windows manager and completely replicates Spaces for the Mac. My one request would be that I can choose the fade time for the overlay when you switch desks.
by MrMuggs on Sep 27, 2008 at 4:38 PM
Almost there. If it was possible to configure to switch apps on single or on all desktops via alt-tab or <winkey>-tab I'd start using it every day. Switching now to an application on an other desktop is a 1 or 2 step action. It would be nice to have the option to show all apps in the task-bar for easier mouse switching.
by Remold on Sep 21, 2008 at 10:09 AM
Great! Best switcher since Unix. Running Vista on DellXPSM1710 with dual screens. I'd have to disagree with 'beginners mind' though, having an Alt-Tab per desktop is invaluable. If I want to swap to another desktop I use hotkeys for either the "switcher" or "Desktops" or to view all, F9 is perfik! Great work peeps, thanks
by ifdefnt1 on Sep 19, 2008 at 12:01 PM
Great start but buggy... can't wait for the final version!
by DigitalSkyline on Sep 17, 2008 at 11:10 PM
SO CLOSE! Biggest challenge: <Alt><Tab> only shows windows that are hosted in the current virtual desktop. Suggestion: <Alt><Tab> should show ALL windows, and automatically jump to the virtual desktop hosting the chosen window. Otherwise, excellent, stable, feature-rich, configurable, and free!
by beginners_mind on Sep 12, 2008 at 9:01 PM
Good! It's useful! The option are difficoult ma it's good!
by Mte90 on Sep 2, 2008 at 8:41 PM
Very nice release, it may work better on Vista than XP. My install suffered from slow performance and when switching from 4 to 2 desktops made my taskbar and desktop icons disappear. Reboot needed to recover. Switching from one desk to the other was somewhat slow, no integration with Windows' command bars (icon menu) like you would see in a gnome environment.
by Malk0lm on Aug 28, 2008 at 5:10 PM
This release is ready for relaese. There still might be some room for addtional features but it appeasr to be solid in regards to reliablity. Version 1 ready imho! :-)
by MoonPie2000 on Aug 19, 2008 at 8:28 PM