VirtuaWin

Manage your applications Linux style

Have you ever needed to organise your work over several desktop environments? VirtuaWin is a virtual desktop manager which allows you to do this over several workspaces. View full description

PROS

  • Easy to configure and setup
  • Increases productivity by sharing workflows

CONS

  • Difficult to get used to desktop sharing concept at first

Good
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Have you ever needed to organise your work over several desktop environments? VirtuaWin is a virtual desktop manager which allows you to do this over several workspaces.

VirtuaWin is small, fast and easy-to-use and doesn't overload itself with unnecessary features. It sits in the system tray and supports the addition of small plugins without weighing down VirtuaWin. Although virtual desktops are a relatively new concept in Windows, they have been common in Unix systems for a while and although it takes some getting used to, you will find numerous advantages.

By separating different areas of your work over different workspaces, you can avoid confusions caused by mixing folders and tasks. You can also make a clearer distinction between that work which requires prioritising and that which doesn't. With plenty of add-ons to customise it according to your needs, you should find that VirtuaWin increases your productivity or even helps you decide whether to switch to Linux or not.

VirtuaWin is a simple elegant tool that brings many of the desktop sharing advantages of Linux to Windows.

Changes

  • Fixed bug causing current window to be moved to the next desktop
  • Added new module interface message to control desktop changing
  • Updated external interface documentation
  • Improved VW_FOREGDWIN message so that modules can force VW to give focus to their unmanaged windows
  • Improved VW_FOREGDWIN message to allow modules to get VW to choose a suitable foreground window
  • Fixed problem with hidden linked windows being made visible by VW
  • Added manifest file to the source package
  • Fixed minimised window activation issue when using new 'Only hide taskbar button ...' option.
  • Changed BltMode to HALFTONE (not Win9x) to improve image quality
  • Improved initial deskop image by simulating the taskbar and adding a boarder.
  • Improved Window Rule's hide method option behaviour to avoid invalid combinations
  • Added documentation for hidden config options
  • Fixed size of box around User Interface section in Setup

VirtuaWin is a virtual desktop manager which lets you organize applications over several virtual desktops (also called 'workspaces'). Virtual desktops are very common in Unix/Linux.

Once you get accustomed to using them, they become an essential part of a productive workflow. VirtuaWin is designed to be simple and elegant to use yet still be highly configurable and extensible.

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VirtuaWin 4.4

— User reviews — about VirtuaWin

  • amritendu.mukhopadhyay

    by amritendu.mukhopadhyay

    "Not stable"

    It's good until it stops working! A couple of times it happened with me. I updated a software already installed and then... More.

    reviewed on November 6, 2014