Tip & How-To about Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

Virtual Desktop on Windows XP

A lot of people prefer multitasking. The best tool for that purpose is virtual desktops. Virtual desktops provide the opportunity to run many desktops at the same time from a desktop computer or laptop. It is very easy to switch among the desktops by just using a button. Every virtual desktop can possess its unique applications as well as a different background. The feature of virtual desktops is not included in Windows XP by default. However, you can easily get virtual desktops on Windows XP. The means to get virtual desktops on Windows XP is very safe for the computer. All you have to do to get virtual desktops on Windows XP is to use software. This software provides four desktops to use.


In order to get virtual desktops on Windows XP, you have to use the Microsoft PowerToys download page.
Follow these simple steps to get the virtual desktops:

  • Go to the “Microsoft PowerToys download page”.
  • Choose DeskMan.exe from the list on the right hand side of the window.

It will allow you to download the file named DeskmanPowertoySetup.exe. Double-click on the file.


  • Choose the option “Complete” for installing.


  • It will be installed in a very little time. Right click on the taskbar at the bottom of your screen.
  • Point to Toolbars. You will now see the new option called Desktop Manager.
  • Click on Desktop Manager.

  • The desktop manager toolbar will appear:


  • Every blue button represents a unique desktop. The green button can be used to preview the four virtual desktops.
  • Right-click on one of the buttons to see the options for configuration.


  • This is the preview of the virtual desktops:


You just have to click on any of the desktops in the preview screen in order to get that desktop in the front. Virtual desktops can prove to be very useful if you want to divide your recreational applications and your work applications.

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