Upcoming Windows 9 Virtual Desktop Feature Shown In Video


12, 2014

Windows 9: Der neue Multi-Desktop in Aktion

Following the screenshots leak, a new video showing the upcoming Start Menu in action got leaked on the web. Few hours back, another video on detailing the new Start Menu leaked, find it here. It was reported earlier that Microsoft is now building this virtual desktop feature into Windows 9 codenamed Threshold. Similar to Desktops app, you can activate the desktops with a button on the taskbar and there are keyboard shortcuts that let you jump between active desktops. This feature is now included in the leaked Windows Technical Preview Build 9834. As you can see in the video, you have a desktop switcher icon which will bring up a black bar in the bottom of the screen with all the active desktops shown in thumbnails. Even though Windows OS internally supported this feature for so long, Microsoft didn’t make it as a consumer facing feature.

Windows 9 Virtual Desktop

However, there is a small utility called Desktops which allow you to enjoy the same feature. Desktops allows you to organize your applications on up to four virtual desktops. Read email on one, browse the web on the second, and do work in your productivity software on the third, without the clutter of the windows you’re not using. After you configure hotkeys for switching desktops, you can create and switch desktops either by clicking on the tray icon to open a desktop preview and switching window, or by using the hotkeys. You can download Desktops for free here.

Source: WinFuture.de

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