Journal of computing related issues for Web Authoring, and general topics using Mac, Windows and Linux platforms.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Multiple Desktops VirtuaWin for XP

On my Production XP system I have two screens, one of which I switch to my XP Test machine when needed. Having a single screen is so frustrating after you get use to two so I looked around for a multi desktop similar to those available in Linux systems.

There is one available from MS in their PCTools but I prefer this one.

Downloaded from and installed on Test XP OK. Needed to play around with hot keys but as long as I chose NAV option and not WIN option (not sure why) it worked fine.

Playing m4v videos in XP

Came across m4v video in Lightroom Help Forums, a video for renaming photos. I downloaded and clicked on it and it would not play. I think it is a portable format for ipods etc.

Drag and dropped it into VLC player and hey presto off it went.

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Husband, dad and grandad. Physics graduate from London University in late 60s. Retired from IBM company in 2000 after 27 years as both Sytems Engineer and Salesman. Interests include photography, nature, science, maths, walking, travel. I like facts as a basis of opinion and not opinion that is assumed to be fact.