Multiple Desktop Layout Configurations



USMCSGT
07-09-2005, 11:44 PM
I would like to create different desktop layouts. These layouts would save
the configuration of a variety of application windows and I would be able to
have a default layout. I would be able to change to different layouts by
hotkey or some other quick and easy mechanism.

If this is available within Windows XP Pro.... great. If not is anyone
familiar with software that is capable of doing this?

Thank you very much for any help you can provide.

Sharon F
07-09-2005, 11:44 PM
On Wed, 25 May 2005 09:42:05 -0700, USMCSGT wrote:

> I would like to create different desktop layouts. These layouts would save
> the configuration of a variety of application windows and I would be able to
> have a default layout. I would be able to change to different layouts by
> hotkey or some other quick and easy mechanism.
>
> If this is available within Windows XP Pro.... great. If not is anyone
> familiar with software that is capable of doing this?
>
> Thank you very much for any help you can provide.

Nothing right in XP for this but third party options are available.

I've used programs that will let the user create various layouts and save
them. Launching the program, loads the last used layout. Changes are made
by accessing a Windows> Layout menu and selecting the one most appropriate
for the current work at hand. Not all programs include this kind of
customizing but it is a feature that may not be obvious unless you dig
deeper past the program's obvious menus and toolbars.

I've also used virtual desktop programs that will save a desktop with
certain apps loaded and ready to go. However, these usually don't go so far
as to include a preferred layout of a single program in addition to the
saved desktop. Personally, I end up unloading these programs as I don't
have the patience to keep tweaking different desktops but many folks seem
to like them. Sometimes a "freebie" of this type of software is included
with the drivers/software for the display adapter.

--
Sharon F
MS-MVP ~ Windows Shell/User

losl(removethis)
07-09-2005, 11:44 PM
On 25/05/05 09:42, USMCSGT wrote:

> I would like to create different desktop layouts. These layouts would save
> the configuration of a variety of application windows and I would be able to
> have a default layout. I would be able to change to different layouts by
> hotkey or some other quick and easy mechanism.
>
> If this is available within Windows XP Pro.... great. If not is anyone
> familiar with software that is capable of doing this?
>
> Thank you very much for any help you can provide.
>
>
>

This may help:

Virtual Desktop Manager from Microsoft PowerToys for Windows XP
(http://tinyurl.com/2meyw)

Good luck!!

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********************************************************************************************************
Stephen Lo
Vancouver, BC., CA.

andrei
07-09-2005, 11:45 PM
GoScreen provides app windows layout management:
see "Screen page layout" at
http://www.goscreen.info/gs/howto.html#command-func-layout
Still, it is only one (one per screen page) default layout, not
multiple ones.

Andrew


losl(removethis) wrote:
> On 25/05/05 09:42, USMCSGT wrote:
>
> > I would like to create different desktop layouts. These layouts would save
> > the configuration of a variety of application windows and I would be able to
> > have a default layout. I would be able to change to different layouts by
> > hotkey or some other quick and easy mechanism.
> >
> > If this is available within Windows XP Pro.... great. If not is anyone
> > familiar with software that is capable of doing this?
> >
> > Thank you very much for any help you can provide.
> >
> >
> >

Werner Ganz
07-09-2005, 11:45 PM
Go to Microsoft site and search for "Power Toys for Windows XP" You can
download a number of useful utilities. Different desktops is one of the
utilities

Werner

"andrei" <andrew-guryanov@usa.net> wrote in message
news:1117130512.032411.4290@g47g2000cwa.googlegroups.com...
> GoScreen provides app windows layout management:
> see "Screen page layout" at
> http://www.goscreen.info/gs/howto.html#command-func-layout
> Still, it is only one (one per screen page) default layout, not
> multiple ones.
>
> Andrew
>
>
> losl(removethis) wrote:
>> On 25/05/05 09:42, USMCSGT wrote:
>>
>> > I would like to create different desktop layouts. These layouts would
>> > save
>> > the configuration of a variety of application windows and I would be
>> > able to
>> > have a default layout. I would be able to change to different layouts
>> > by
>> > hotkey or some other quick and easy mechanism.
>> >
>> > If this is available within Windows XP Pro.... great. If not is anyone
>> > familiar with software that is capable of doing this?
>> >
>> > Thank you very much for any help you can provide.
>> >
>> >
>> >
>


Multiple Desktop Layout Configurations