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Virtual Desktops In Windows 7 & 8.1

Thursday, October 27th, 2016 by | Filed Under: Computer Terms, Desktop Enhancement, Free Downloads
 
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One of the cool things about Windows 10 is that you can use virtual desktops. Virtual desktops are great for clearing up clutter or organizing projects. You can reserve a desktop for work and another for games. It allows you leave multiple windows open as you work on a project without programs getting lost behind each other.

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Now you can have virtual desktops in Windows 7 and 8.1 thanks to a free program called Dexpot. Click here to go to the download page.

Dexpot is free for individuals to use at home. Businesses will need to get a license, but they do get a free 30-day trial. To download, just click the download button.

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A window will open asking you to approve the download. Click the Save button.

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Find Dexpot in your downloads folder, double-click and then give the okay to run.

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The installation wizard will launch. You’ll get to pick a language and agree to the terms of use. Make sure you check the box next to personal use.

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Once Dexpot is installed, switching between desktops is easy, You can hover over the program and select from four desktops.

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Or right-click the icon on your taskbar for a menu that allows you to switch between desktops. This menu is also where you can customize those desktops to suit your needs.

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In our next article on Dexpot, I’ll show you some tricks for setting up your desktops.

~ Cynthia

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