VDesk is a cool tool for Windows 10 that can launch programs on new virtual desktops or in a particular virtual desktop you specify.
This adds a context menu item named Open in new virtual desktop for all files, which when clicked runs the following command:
To remove the context menu item, run this from Command Prompt (Admin).
Starting a Program in a Specific Virtual Desktop
To start a program in a specific Virtual Desktop, you need to use the Command-line (or shortcut) using the following syntax:
vdesk 3 notepad "C:\Users\Owner\Desktop\Hello.txt"
This opens the specified text file using Notepad, in Virtual Desktop #3. If Virtual Desktop 3 doesn’t exist, it’s created automatically.
VDesk, as of this post, is in beta (v0.1-beta1) which means it’s in the early stages of development, and the usual beta software warning applies.
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Ramesh Srinivasan founded Winhelponline.com back in 2005. He is passionate about Microsoft technologies and he has been a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for 10 consecutive years from 2003 to 2012.