After reading Scott’s post about Virtual Desktop Manager, one of Microsoft’s XP PowerToys, I decided to give it a try. Like everyone else I have about a gazillion applications open at once and this little tools sounded like a good way to keep everything better organized.
First off I’ll say that it plays well with UltraMon, which is a great.
After using it for the last 30 minutes I think it is very nice productivity and organization enhancing tool. I may come to depend on this one.
Like Scott, I too have a couple of suggestions to make it even better.
It would be great if I could label buttons - so rather than 1, 2, 3, 4 I could have “Outlook”, “Firefox”, “VS.NET”, and “SQLServer”. If nothing else maybe a little smart tag that would show when I moused over one of the existing 1,2,3,4 buttons.
It would be awesome if they could implement a “Smart Taskbar” similar to UltraMon so that only the applications that are “live” in that window would show up in the taskbar for that window. It already has this - see Joe’s comment below.