All my virtual desktops change!

tyles

New member
Local time
11:45 AM
Posts
2
OS
win 11
Hi all,

First time posting, so go easy pls!
Recently upgraded to windows 11 and have a problem...
I am possibly (probably) being stupid here, but I cant seem to customise each virtual desktop individually, in terms of the shortcuts I want. I can get different backgrounds for each VD, but everytime I make anty change to the shortcuts on one of them; be it adding, deleting, or even moving an icon, the change applies to all VD's. I have gone through the settings (believing there would likely be a 'changing the one im using/change all' setting option, but I cant seem to solve it.
I would be grateful for any advice at all and anyone who solves it would forever be my hero (dont tell my Dad).
Cheers!
RT
 
Windows Build/Version
11

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    win 11

hsehestedt

Well-known member
Power User
VIP
Local time
5:45 AM
Posts
460
Location
Texas, USA
OS
Windows 11 21H2
That's a limitation of virtual desktops. You will always have the same desktop icons on each desktop. That's one of my most wished for feature requests as well :)
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 21H2
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Home Built
    CPU
    Intel i7-11700K
    Motherboard
    ASUS Prime Z590-A
    Memory
    128GB Crucial Ballistix 3200MHz DRAM
    Graphics Card(s)
    No GPU - CPU graphics only (for now)
    Sound Card
    Realtek (on motherboard)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    HP Envy 32
    Screen Resolution
    2560 x 1440
    Hard Drives
    1 x 1TB NVMe Gen 4 x 4 SSD
    1 x 2TB NVMe Gen 3 x 4 SSD
    2 x 512GB 2.5" SSDs
    2 x 8TB HD
    PSU
    Corsair HX850i
    Case
    Corsair iCue 5000X RGB
    Cooling
    Noctua NH-D15 chromax.black cooler + 10 case fans
    Keyboard
    CODE backlit mechanical keyboard
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 3
    Internet Speed
    300Mb down / 20Mb up
    Browser
    Chromium Edge
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
    Other Info
    Additional options installed:
    WiFi 6E PCIe adapter
    ASUS ThunderboltEX 4 PCIe adapter
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 21H2
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Spectre x360 15-BL012DX
    CPU
    Intel i7-7500U
    Memory
    32GB
    Graphics card(s)
    Dual Intel HD 620 and Nvidia GeForce 940MX
    Sound Card
    Built-in Realtek HD Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    4k 15-inch
    Screen Resolution
    4k (3840 x 2160)
    Hard Drives
    1TB Seagate FireCuda 510 NVMe SSD
    Internet Speed
    300Mb down / 20Mb up
    Browser
    Chromium Edge
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
    Other Info
    RAM Upgraded from 16GB to 32GB WiFi Upgraded from WiFi 5 to WiFi 6 SSD upgraded from 512GB NVMe SSD to 1TB Seagate FireCuda 510 NVMe SSD

tyles

New member
Thread Starter
Local time
11:45 AM
Posts
2
OS
win 11
Wow OK. That seems like SUCH an obvious thing to do. I guess it must be more difficult than it sounds??
So I can have different desktops that are exactly the same! Marvellous :/
Thanks for the reply :)
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    win 11

Edwin

♦ ♦
Power User
VIP
Local time
6:45 AM
Posts
1,964
OS
Windows 11
Dexpot..., it's as old as dirt, still works great, possibilities are endless!

000353.png

000356.png
 
Last edited:

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11

Edwin

♦ ♦
Power User
VIP
Local time
6:45 AM
Posts
1,964
OS
Windows 11
... and, you have access to those virtual folders even if you Exit Dexpot!
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11
Top Bottom