how to drag a window to different desktop?

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how to drag a window to different desktop?

Postby hrobert641 » 02.05.2012 06:01:37

i am newbie with dexpot. I just tried it first time.

downloaded the new beta version to try on windows 7.

The first thing I tried is Full-screen preview, then I wanted to drag one window from one virtual desktop to another (I have 4 virtual desktops).

This is what I do alot when using Ubuntu and unity.

But each time I move the mouse to drag the window, it does not do that, instead it just brings the virtual desktop back into the main desktop that this window was one. But I wanted to move it!

may be there is a configuration for this? I looked and can't find one (so many options :)

How does one do this? surely this is supported. This is the whole point of a virtual desktop. If I can't drag a window from one desktop to another, then what is the point of all this? How else would one easily do this?

thank you
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Re: how to drag a window to different desktop?

Postby Sebastian » 02.05.2012 17:28:55

:dex:,

you're right, that's the key feature of DexControl.

Can you please make sure that DexControl.exe is running in your task manager and provide a screenshot?
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Re: how to drag a window to different desktop?

Postby MrH » 03.05.2012 17:39:47

I was reading the forums and this item caught my eye so I read it.

I can verify - Yes - it does work - very nicely in fact. I just tried it and Dexcontrol was already running. Very slick.

And actually I learned something because I didn't even KNOW you could do that. I was using the right-click copy or move to another desktop.

I also see that this thread was started in Feb of 2012 so that was about 3 months ago.

Just tryin to help.

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I'm using Beta 1.5.99 Build 1928
I am using Windows 7 SP1 32bit
I have an Intel i5-2520m CPU @ 2.5 GHz
4 GB RAM

I have a dell notebook in a docking station with the notebook's monitor going.
I have 2 Acer 19" monitors hooked up.
One directly to the docking station, one to an EVGA UV Plus+19 device.
I have Dexpot setup to give me 6 desktops

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Re: how to drag a window to different desktop?

Postby Sebastian » 03.05.2012 17:45:06

:dex:,

MrH wrote:I also see that this thread was started in Feb of 2012 so that was about 3 months ago.

nope, yesterday.
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Re: how to drag a window to different desktop?

Postby MrH » 07.05.2012 19:00:32

Oh.

I read 02.05.2012 as Feb 5 not May 2.

Whoops.

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Re: how to drag a window to different desktop?

Postby darren » 15.08.2012 22:33:01

I'm also having this issue (when I attempt to drag a window the Desktop is selected instead). I checked that Dexcontrol.exe is running and I restarted Dexpot but no luck. I've attached screenshots.

http://imgur.com/a/bH99x

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Re: how to drag a window to different desktop?

Postby Sebastian » 15.08.2012 22:45:07

:dex:,

looks like you don't have the Aero theme enabled.
It's mandatory for DexControl.
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Re: how to drag a window to different desktop?

Postby darren » 15.08.2012 23:00:29

Thank you for the quick response, Sebastian. Love the work!

-Darren

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Re: how to drag a window to different desktop?

Postby amiles » 17.06.2015 11:59:57

Desktop 1 and desktop 2 seem to work very well. however when i try to use desktop 3 as soon as i drag a window to the monitor that gets changed the display changes on its own back to Display 1 and my program ends up on the wrong desktop...what is going on here?
I do not use Aero windows but did change to try and it does the same thing. I dont like Aero windows as it slows the machine down

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Re: how to drag a window to different desktop?

Postby Sebastian » 18.06.2015 12:43:21

:dex:,

Aero slows down the machine? That's news to me. I'm not sure what you're referring to as with Aero disabled, you won't be able to drag windows within Full-screen preview.
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Re: how to drag a window to different desktop?

Postby Barborassa » 20.09.2015 15:40:24

Why is this option availible only with windows aero theme on? I'm using windows 7 starter and I can't have this theme. If I download any feature to activate this I am breaking my windows license.

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Re: how to drag a window to different desktop?

Postby Sebastian » 13.01.2016 17:57:12

:dex:,

it's a technical requirement and Microsoft's licensing model.
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Re: how to drag a window to different desktop?

Postby stancez » 16.03.2016 13:51:38

Enable Desktop Composition worked for me


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