mDesktop is a free alternative to WindowsPager, a utility to manage virtual desktops on your PC. A feature that has been available on MacOS X and Linux for a long time...
mDesktop works on Windows XP, Vista, 7 including Windows 8 Developer Preview.
To get mDesktop, click on the following link or visit the official website — a new graphical interface is planned in the next version.
Small tip when installing: take care not to install Accelerer PC.
Once installed, launch the application for the first time since the start Menu.
An icon then appears in the notification box. Right-clicking allows you to quickly switch between your different virtual desktops and access the options.
Click on Settings to display the options window. This is in English but here are some details to decrypt the software if you are not familiar with Shakespeare language.
4 virtual desktops are available natively, i.e. Windows will have 4 times more space for your applications.
Change this setting at your convenience in the box Number of Desktops.
You can set a keyboard shortcut to switch via the keyboard between virtual desktops. By default, this is Alt + office number.
If you intend to adopt this app on a daily basis, please check Run at Startup.
In the tab Desktop Names, take care to rename your offices if you plan to thematise them for example.
To validate the changes, click on Save.
mDesktop will delight many of our drives who are still waiting for such a feature to be implemented in the next Windows.