Dexpot -- Virtual Desktops Done Right
RandallS - Fri, 2010-06-25 09:31
Dexpot is a deceptively simple virtual desktop program with many powerful features "hidden" beneath its surface for power uses. At its most basic, it creates up to twenty virtual desktops and allows you to move open programs between them and switch between desktops. This lets you, say have work projects open on one desktop, email on another, and your web browser and instant messenger programs on a third and switch between them based on what you are doing at the moment (or whether your boss is in the room).
Dexpot goes well beyond this basic level, however. You can customize things sdo each desktop has its own name, icons, shortcuts, wallpaper, screen resolutions, etc. You can set rules for each desktop, for example, to open a specific program when you enter a desktop for the first time (or every time if that makes sense).
Dexpot also offers some optional "eyecandy" features as plugins: a spinning 3D cube transition effect when you change desktops, an "exposé-like" desktop display, and for Windows 7 users a taskbar button that displays small pictures of your desktops when you hover your mouse over it and change desktops by clicking on one of them.
There are a large number of virtual desktop applications available. Dexpot is one of the best.
Operating System: Windows XP or later
License: Free for non-commercial use.
Version Tested: 1.54
Web Site: http://www.dexpot.de/index.php?id=home