Dexpot (latest release May 29, 2011), is a very cool application which, in the freeware version, will allow you to work with up to twenty separate and distinct virtual Desktops. For example, you could be working with your Internet browser on one Desktop, word processor on another, gaming on another …….. The possibilities are endless, really.
Personally, I find the ability to be able to copy and paste between Desktops, a major productivity enhancer.
Since many of the graphics in this review are Desktop screen shots, and quite large, it’s necessary to click on these graphics in order to view the full effect.
The application is highly configurable as the following two screen shots indicate.
Each desktop can be configured independently to suit specific needs – including resolution, sounds, icons, background, and more – as the following screen grab indicates.
All controls are easily reachable from the Windows notification icon.
By clicking on the following screen capture to expand to its original 1682 pixels, you can readily see that there are four Desktops open. The focus is currently on Desktop two, where Internet Explore is running.
Using the application’s Windows catalogue command, in the following screen capture I’ve illustrated what’s open on Desktop One.
When you’re ready to close up shop – you’ll have the option of closing open applications, or moving them to the main Desktop.
Desktop Manager – Your small companion for presentations and every-day desktop switching.
Settings – A clean dashboard which offers everything you need for total control.
Window catalogue – Have you ever seen windows tiling? No? Well, it is about time then.
Configure desktops – It is hard to believe how independent virtual desktops can be.
Desktop Windows – How can one describe such functional glory in three lines?
Desktop Preview – In case you want to know what is up on other desktops.
Full-screen preview – Microsoft XP Powertoy, just more beautiful, simple, and better. Full-size.
Desktop Rules – This small but powerful component helps to distribute windows.
System requirements: Windows XP, Vista, Win 7. (64-bit compatible)
Download at: Developer’s site (Dexpot)
Dexpot to go – Dexpot portable: Download Dexpot portable if you want to use Dexpot on a mobile storage device (e.g. USB stick). If you need to make your current version of Dexpot portable, click here.
Note: For private use only.
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