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ExtraDesktops

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Ave's Extra Desktops

Description

Extra Desktops is an application that allows to use extra desktops, besides the normal desktop. Use a desktop for storing your downloads, use one filled with your regularly played MP3, use another one for the files of that project you are currently working on.

With ExtraDesktops, there is no need anymore to browse to all these folders you regularly use: simply hit a key, and the files are right there on your desktop!

Screenshot

thumbnail_list.jpg

An extra desktop in List-view mode (not possible on the Vista's desktop)

Notes

  • Might work on XP also, but with reduced functionality (untested)
  • Shadowed text does not work on all view modes.
  • The configuration dialog is currently only accesible on the main desktop.
  • You have to press the hotkey for a desktop if you want it to be visible
  • If a hotkey is not working, it is in use by another application
  • If the application does not install correctly, make sure you have Visual Studio 2005 SP1 Runtime Files: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details...&displaylang=en
  • The current download will expire on January 28, 2008.

Download

http://www.extradesktops.com

http://mpj.tomaatnet.nl/extradesktops

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Hi, I'm having some problems with it:

First it didn't want to recognize the hot keys (tried Control+Alt+1, Control+1, Alt+1, etc...)

Finally it recognized Alt+1, however it doesn't display files as in the screenshot :(

Look at this:

http://www.matiasmoreno.com.ar/avemultidesk-problem.png

The enormous explorer instance which ocuppies the whole desktop is what I got when pressing the Alt+1 hotkey. Indeed I don't know how to close it.

However the idea is great.

What are you using for the hot-keys?

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I only tested it on Vista - XP does Shell things inherently different - I don't have an XP install, so I can't really test it. It has to do something with the last 4 bytes of the folderSettings registry setting btw (FOLDERSETTINGS.fFlags).

hot-keys is good old' RegisterHotKey().

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Hello! I would like to verify the extension of your ExtraDesktop apps. its already expired.. t.y. very much :)

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I abosultely SWEAR by this program... AV, you are a absolute genius, so my reason for wanting to program... thanks man, NOBODY knows how handy this is... Any updates comin??? i would like to configure from any desktop... other than that... flawless,

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