VirtuaWin Free

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Video tutorial and screenshots

  • Modules Screen
  • Window Rules
  • Setup
  • Main window
  • Setup Window
  • Window Rules
  • Window Lists Actions
  • Installing process
  • Restore windows

Editorial review

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Pedro Castro Senior editor

Unlike other operating systems that allow you to organize your work over various desktops, Windows provides just one workspace. However, VirtuaWin lets you use up to 20 virtual desktops.

In my opinion, the use of the application is unnecessarily complicated. Most users would only want to switch from one virtual workspace to another, as when you are using a desktop for personal use and another one for work.
Thus, the availability of so many extra options could be a real headache for inexpert users. It could be great if the program offered two different modes: beginners and experts.

This program starts along with the system and remains hidden at the Tray. The number of desktops and their position is set before the first use. Although you can use the icon there for most operations, you can also use key combinations and your mouse to move from one desktop to another. Luckily, additional features can be downloaded as modules from the developer’s website.

In a few words, although using VirtuaWin adds extra complications, its benefits in terms of productivity and organization surpass its disadvantages.


  • It can create various desktops.
  • It provides several options.
  • More functions can be downloaded from the developer's site.


  • Its use is unnecessarily complicated.
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What's new in version 4.3

3058490 Fixed bug causing current window to be moved to the next desktop
3017670 Added new module interface message to control desktop changing
3026593 Updated external interface documentation
3025763 Improved VW_FOREGDWIN message so that modules can force VW to give focus to their unmanaged windows
3025866 Improved VW_FOREGDWIN message to allow modules to get VW to choose a suitable foreground window
3026574 Fixed problem with hidden linked windows being made visible by VW
3026907 Added manifest file to the source package
3024305 Fixed minimised window activation issue when using new 'Only hide taskbar button ...' option.
3025759 Changed BltMode to HALFTONE (not Win9x) to improve image quality
3014409 Improved initial deskop image by simulating the taskbar and adding a boarder.
3014411 Improved Window Rule's hide method option behaviour to avoid invalid combinations
3012041 Added documentation for hidden config options
3012028 Fixed size of box around User Interface section in Setup

Publisher's description

VirtuaWin is a virtual desktop manager for the Windows operating system (Win9x/ME/NT/Win2K/XP/Win2003/Vista). A virtual desktop manager lets you organize applications over several virtual desktops (also called 'workspaces'). Virtual desktops are very common in Unix/Linux, and once you get accustomed to using them, they become an essential part of a productive workflow.

Latest comments

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    Guest 6 years ago

    Didn't say it worked for Vista, but works like a charm =D