Over the years I have seen many attempts to create virtual
desktops by such well known names as Norton Navigator,
even Microsoft NT4 Resource Kit has a
utility that will do this but none have come close to ZDDESK
for simplicity and trouble free easy of use.
ZDDESK is a PC Magazine free utility that creates
virtual desktops. This makes your monitor feel bigger and
allows you to setup virtual desktops for specific jobs. For
you Unix \ Linux users, this is very similar to a console view
in that you can have your word processor running on one desktop, your Email
program on another, and your browser on a third.
ZDDESK allows you to be running up to 9 desktops. You switch
between desktops with a small icon that runs in the tray.You
can move forward through the desktops with a single click or
go to a specific desktop with a easy right mouse select and click.
ZDDESK is very configurable. You can name your desktops.
You can arrange what running programs are on what desktops.
You can move the applications around from a central interface.
You can even have different
colors on different desktops.
For you wallpaper users, be aware that full screen
wallpaper will hide the colors on all desktops. This means
that all desktops will show the wallpaper. You can not have different wallpapers
on different desks.
Of course, the more virtual desktops
you have the more resources you will be using. I have become
addicted to this little utility and run it in on both 98 and
NT4 computers.The best part is that ZDDESK is absolutely
free. For those inclined it even comes with source code and I
have included a Virtual Desktop icon that I made separately
just in case you want a different look for your launch icon.