Virtual desktop in Win 10

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Old 11-11-17, 05:56 AM
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Virtual desktop in Win 10

I'm using two monitors with Win 10. I would like to use a virtual desktop on one of the monitors (kind of like having a separate computer). Right now if I want to access two programs (for instance a spreadsheet and a web page) I have to keep swapping one of the programs to the other screen. Not a problem but an annoyance.

Two questions, does Win 10 have that capability built in and/or do I need to download a third party app something like Dexpot, which looks rather interesting?

Or are there any other suggestions?
 
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https://www.howtogeek.com/197625/how...in-windows-10/


I never did it but apparently it's doable.
 
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Old 11-11-17, 06:15 PM
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I've been using this since I started with Win 10. Never realized I was using a virtual screen set up. Not what I was looking for. Maybe I can't have what I think I want.

I want one monitor to act like an independent computer from the other, but still use the same programs from the tower. And I want the mouse to seamlessly cross from screen to screen.
 
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Old 11-12-17, 04:15 AM
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I think that a second video card is needed, to do what you want. I've seen it done with previous versions of windows but it was a long time ago. You'll see an option to detect the second monitor in the display settings.
 
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Old 11-18-17, 06:12 PM
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Eh, sounds like you want to extend the desktop?

If you'r already using 2 monitors, then how are they setup?
Usually, you have choice of monitor #1, monitor #2, duplicate or extend.

If you have the monitors setup as "extend" then the cursor will roll from one screen to the other..
 
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It's extended. But as Donato says, I think I need another video card to do what I want.
 
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Old 11-19-17, 03:22 AM
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Yes you can have run virtual desktops, and each desktop will support dual monitors.
That's built into Windows-10 newest version.

Right click bottom menu bar,
select "show task view" button
click "new desktop"
load the programs you want on the 2nd desktop.

You know have 2 desktops, Win-Ctrl-right/left moves between desktops.
Within a desktop, Win+shift+right/left will flip the active window bewteen monitors.
 

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