Using the Virtual Dimension Window Manager for Windows

Do you feel that your computer screen has more icons, windows, and gadgets than it can handle? Would you like to have more space to do your job instead of spend half of your day clicking on the Windows task bars? If yes, than I have some information that may be very useful for your, as it has been for me in the last few months.

This is a common common for Windows users. As more programs are installed, your screen starts to become cluttered, to the point that is difficult to find the information you're looking for. Since a computer should be there to help you organize your work, it makes no sense to go through a cluttered desktop. Thankfully, there are options that can help you to tame the complexity of your computer screen, without spending much money.

Computer Problems

Using computers can be a full-time job, as most people know by now. You need not only to learn the software you are interested, but also the thousands of programs that you need just to make sure that everything works. With an operating system like Windows, you have to spend many hours just trying to keep your computer safe and responsive.

To help you to be more productive with your computer, a whole software industry was created. Nowadays, we have software for cleaning the computer, keeping it safe against viruses, removing ad-ware and mal-ware from the system.

This, without taking into consideration other tasks that every computer needs to worry about, such as backup, defragmenter, and several other choruses you need to do to keep the computer clean.

Using Virtual Window Managers

Thankfully, a few programs have been created to make your life easier with the computer, instead of more miserable. One such category of programs in a virtual window manager: a better way to handle application windows.

A virtual window manager is a category of program that was invented with UNIX and Linux. However, in the last years every operating system has added virtual screen features to their user interfaces, so that everyone can access this type of software.

The basic idea of virtual window manager is to make more space available for windows in your screen. Although you screen is limited in size, the trick is to make the computer think that there is much more space: in this way, you can position you windows in a much bigger "virtual" desktop, and then select only the parts that you are using.

For example, suppose that you create four virtual screens. You basically multiplied the current screen by four, and you can locate the windows of your application in any of these desktops. Usually, each virtual desktop can be used to a different application. For example, one of the virtual desktops can be for reading email. Another for writing text, and finally another for web browsing.

You move between these virtual screens using either you keyboard or clicking on a menu. This way, you can quickly access a desktop that you have configured yourself.

Virtual Dimension

There are many programs that nowadays implement the concept of virtual desktop, including Apple's Space (in the Mac OS X). The one I use in Windows is called virtual dimension. Virtual dimension is free software, and can be freely download for windows (just search Google for virtual dimension and you will find the download web site).

My configuration has eight virtual desktops, but you can create even more if you need. Virtual dimension takes care of putting only the windows that you want in each of these desktops.

Using virtual window managers such as Virtual Dimension to create more space in your desktop is a smart way to use the computer. More and more people that I know is giving a try to this type of programs, and is getting a huge increase in productivity. Let me know of your experience in this area.

Tags: Window, manager, Virtual, Dimension, Windows
Article created on 2011-06-02 18:18:15

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