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How to Get Windows 7 Multiple Desktops With Free Tool

First free Tool for Windows 7 Multiple Desktops – Microsoft Desktops v1.02

Available under Sysinternals tools for Microsoft and still it can be downloaded from Microsoft site. When reliability comes to the consideration, this product is better than second tool because of Microsoft. You can create maximum 4 multiple desktops by this tool.

Download Desktops v1.02 for Windows 7 from official site here.

Installation is very simple. I have Windows 7 64 bit and the same package is installed inside 32bit program folder and worked fine.

Once you installed the application, new icon will appear in notification area. Right clicking this icon will bring the settings of Desktops v1.02. The hotkeys can be setup here to switch among different desktops by keyboard shortcuts.

 

XP Powertoys

PowerToys only work with U.S. English regional settings. If you installed PowerToys prior to April 23, 2002, you must uninstall your old PowerToys before installing the versions available here.

  1. ClearType Tuner. This PowerToy lets you use ClearType technology to make it easier to read text on your screen, and installs in the Control Panel for easy access. This is especially important for flat panels.
  2. Color Control Panel Applet Professional-level photographers and designers know that getting consistent, accurate color from file to screen to print and beyond is a requirement for great results. This new tool helps you manage Windows color settings in one place. Download or learn more.
  3. SyncToy With new sources of files coming from every direction (such as digital cameras, e-mail, cell phones, portable media players, camcorders, PDAs, and laptops), SyncToy can help you copy, move, and synchronize different directories. Download or learn more.
  4. RAW Image Thumbnailer and Viewer Are you a serious photographer? Now you can organize and work with digital RAW files in Windows Explorer (much as you can with JPEG images). This tool provides thumbnails, previews, printing, and metadata display for RAW images. Download or learn more.
  5. HTML Slide Show Wizard This wizard helps you create an HTML slide show of your digital pictures, ready to place on your Web site.
  6. Open Command Window Here This PowerToy adds an "Open Command Window Here" context menu option on file system folders, giving you a quick way to open a command window (cmd.exe) pointing at the selected folder.
  7. Alt-Tab Replacement With this PowerToy, in addition to seeing the icon of the application window you are switching to, you will also see a preview of the page. This helps particularly when multiple sessions of an application are open.
  8. Tweak UI This PowerToy gives you access to system settings that are not exposed in the Windows XP default user interface, including mouse settings, Explorer settings, taskbar settings, and more. Version 2.10 requires Windows XP Service Pack 1 or Windows Server 2003.
  9. Power Calculator  With this PowerToy you can graph and evaluate functions as well as perform many different types of conversions.
  10. Image Resizer  This PowerToy enables you to resize one or many image files with a right-click.
  11. CD Slide Show Generator With this PowerToy you can view images burned to a CD as a slide show. The Generator works downlevel on Windows 9x machines as well.
  12. Virtual Desktop Manager Manage up to four desktops from the Windows taskbar with this PowerToy.
  13. Taskbar Magnifier Use this PowerToy to magnify part of the screen from the taskbar.
  14. Webcam Timershot This PowerToy lets you take pictures at specified time intervals from a Webcam connected to your computer and save them to a location that you designate.



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