Multiple desktops are extremely beneficial for the PC user who does a vast amount of multi tasking, and often uses several programs at once. Although Windows 7 has Aero Flip to allow you to easily find a Window you are looking for, many people still prefer multiple virtual desktops.
Linux Ubuntu users who have tried out the ‘cube’ feature know how beneficial multiple desktops can be. Another simple example of multiple desktops is the iPhone, or Motorola Droid, which both have multiple home screens.
Basically, the advantages of having multiple desktops on Windows 7 is the same. You can have several desktops, each with a unique set of programs and applications open. One example of how multiple virtual desktops would come in handy is, for web development.
Web developers often have FTP programs open, HTML editors open, image editors open, and much more. With multiple desktops, they can designate a specific desktop for FTP, a specific desktop for HTML editing and coding, a specific screen for image editing, etc…
Multiple virtual desktops for Windows 7 is possible because of a cool program called Dexpot. To get started, head on over to the Dexpot homepage and download the free for private use version of Dexpot.
After the download finishes, go ahead and install Dexpot on your PC. The program is lightweight, and installs in a matter of minutes. Upon install, click the Finish button to run Dexpot.
Upon doing so, you may notice that nothing really happens. However, Dexpot did run correctly. Look for the Dexpot icon in the taskbar.
Once you have verified the icon, go ahead and double click it. Upon doing so, you should get a multi grid view, displaying four different desktops. Simply click a blank desktop to switch to it.
Once your new desktop is active, you can go ahead and open some new programs. From there, double click the taskbar icon again to get the grid view. From here, you can simply click the original desktop to jump back to it, or click another blank desktop to use for other tasks.
Notably, you can even customize each desktop. For example, you can set unique wallpaper for each desktop, helping you to stay more organized. To get even more customization options, simply right-click the taskbar icon. From there, you can adjust advanced settings, and even add a desktop switch button for more convenient desktop switching.