GiMeSpace – Extend Windows Desktop Horizontally

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GiMeSpace is a free software that a number of virtual desktops on which various windows and programs can be placed and organized in an uncluttered manner; it is like using more than one monitor for the computer by virtually increasing the desktop space infinitely.

This free desktop extender manages the virtual desktops horizontally. So, by scrolling the mouse in the left and right directions one can select the desired window.

But if a user wants to work on one desktop and doesn’t want other virtual windows to pop up due to accidental mouse scrolling, he can simply use the keyboard shortcut – Scroll lock. This key temporarily pauses the program’s functionality by switching off the virtual desktop windows.

Unlike other virtual desktop software like Desktops, and VirtuaWin, this free desktop extender makes it very easy to see the windows on your virtual desktop by just keep scrolling to left or right.

GimeSpace Control Panel

It also has two paid editions:

  1. GiMeSpace Desktop extender: this is a standard edition. It has a popup screen which displays all the virtual desktops. Also, a user has the option of expanding the virtual desktops in two dimensions.
  2. GiMeSpace Ultimate Taskbar: It is based on GiMeSpace Desktop extender. Apart from the features offered by the standard edition, this edition displays the entire extended desktop overview on the taskbar. Users can create windows which are larger than the physical screen.

Features of this Free Desktop Extender:

  1. Lightweight
  2. Manages a number of workspaces without degrading the system performance
  3. Provides unlimited space virtually
  4. Requires Windows XP or later versions

Though simple and uncomplicated to use, it surely takes a little time to get used to it. It is the perfect software for those who have always craved for unlimited desktop space.

Another interesting way to get more desktop space is to Organize Windows Desktop in 3D. [via]

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Works With: Windows
Free/Paid: Free