1.    09 Nov 2009 #1
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    Desktop Switcher (read before you think you know what i mean!)


    Hey!
    At first I have to say that I'm not looking for a desktop switch, which switches between two or more desktops with windows on it.
    I am looking for a application which allows to switch between two or more desktops. With "desktop" i simply mean the wallpaper with the desktop icons on it.
    Mine is very overcrowded and so I searched for a solution that allows to adapt my workplace to the thing I'm doing. If I'm programming i want links to all my compilers and tools, if I'm gaming I want all my games at the desktop.
    Thanks a lot for helpful ideas!
    Male
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  2.    09 Nov 2009 #2
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    Re: Desktop Switcher (read before you think you know what i mean!)


    Hi Male and welcome to Vista Forums

    Have a look at this Vista/XP Virtual Desktop Manager - Download
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  3.    10 Nov 2009 #3
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    Re: Desktop Switcher (read before you think you know what i mean!)


    Thanks a lot, Dwarf!
    That's exactly what I was looking for!
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  4.    10 Nov 2009 #4
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    Re: Desktop Switcher (read before you think you know what i mean!)


    You're welcome, Male.
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  5.    10 Nov 2009 #5
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    Re: Desktop Switcher (read before you think you know what i mean!)


    No, sorry, it's definitely not what i meant. I first didn't read the description exactly. Now I've realized that it's just another Desktop Switch. The applications and windows in front change, but the desktop behind doesn't.

    I will try once more to tell you what I mean:
    On my desktop I have links to very different applications. For the reason of more efficient work, I want to have them categorized.
    The best method seems to have a few desktops which can be switched. So I would be able to say "Just show me the links I need for work" or "Just show me communication links" (like skype, msn,...) and the PC will switch to the Desktop where those links are. I would like to have a desktop with just those links I need at the moment.
    I know I could do it by making several users, but I would prefer a faster and simplier way.
    Is there any application which can do this?
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  6.    13 Nov 2009 #6
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    Re: Desktop Switcher (read before you think you know what i mean!)


    why not just put all the shortcuts that you want for a certain JOB in a folder
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    Re: Desktop Switcher (read before you think you know what i mean!)


    Yes, that would be a solution, but it's not that easy..
    I tried this and it didn't work, because I always closed the folder after I had clicked a application.. In XP their was another solution to make a sidebar of this folder... There I had 5 or 6 different sidebars and i fixed that one I needed.
    But okay, I think I will do it like this, because I don't think there is a better alternative.
    Thanks a lot, though.
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  8.    15 Nov 2009 #8
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    Re: Desktop Switcher (read before you think you know what i mean!)


    Quote Originally Posted by DaMale View Post
    Yes, that would be a solution, but it's not that easy..
    I tried this and it didn't work, because I always closed the folder after I had clicked a application.. In XP their was another solution to make a sidebar of this folder... There I had 5 or 6 different sidebars and i fixed that one I needed.
    But okay, I think I will do it like this, because I don't think there is a better alternative.
    Thanks a lot, though.

    good luck buddy
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