For those who want to have a system where each desktop is not cluttered, or perhaps each desktop has a theme, such as one for music downloading and burning, another for writing and research, and yet another for artistic endeavors, like working with your pictures with Paint.Net or GIMP, there are a few ways to go. There is a Microsoft Powertoy if you run Windows XP. There are a few other freebies, all of which work fairly well and aren’t  memory hogs, but if you want something that will give the most flexibility, your choice should be Dexpot.

I had seen this, but hadn’t given it a chance. When I saw a piece about it in the space, I thought it must be worth a try.

If you intend to have multiple virtual desktop environments for more efficient work space without being limited by your system capability as well as screen size, here is a useful utility that you may want to try. Named as Dexpot, it can transform your existing monitor screen and split them all up to 20 virtual desktops, letting the users to concentrate well without being distracted by unnecessary tasks.

Once installed and launched, the user will notice a small icon appears at the system tray. Double clicking on it will launch several virtual desktops (default is four) with totally independent properties. For the start, users can define number of virtual desktops (up to 20) and among all, there is a way to configure its properties such as the name, resolution, wall paper, screen saver so that they can be fitted well for different environment. Besides, users are allowed to customize its appearance to either appear as in desktop Manager mode, preview mode or Windows mode depending on own preference for faster switching from one virtual desktop to another. All these are well managed by a set of Desktop rules to make the whole virtual environment more user-friendly suitable for both home and office use.

Consumes less than 3.8MB of your hard disk space, Dexpot is compatible with Windows Operating systems such as 2000/XP/2003/Vista and even Windows 7 and is free for private use but will require a license for corporate usage.

It works well, takes little space, and if you want those extras desktops, you’ve got a friend.


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