extension ExtPose

Virtual Desktops

Description from extension meta

Place Chrome windows on virtual desktops using a tiling grid

Image from store Virtual Desktops
Description from store This extension provides virtual desktop capabilities for ChromeOS, and some more. Current Features ---------------- * Create virtual desktops. Move windows between them via keyboard shortcuts. * Position windows on a tiling grid layout via keyboard shortcuts. Note: to use the keyboard shortcuts (which is highly advisable), go to this extension's settings and use the "Keyboard shortcuts" button to set a shortcut to launch this extension. Alternatively, use the default shortcut of [Shift]-[Alt]-d. The following keyboard commands are available (where [Modifier] is any modifier from Shift, Ctrl, Alt and Command, as per your preference, and [Shortcut] is your configured keyboard shortcut, which is [Shift]-[Alt]-d by default): * [Shortcut] q: Move the current window to the top left (other position/size keys are displayed in the popup). * [Shortcut] [Modifier]-q: Extract the current tab from the current window, and move it to the top left (other position/size keys are displayed in the popup). * [Shortcut] [Left]: Switch to the previous virtual desktop. * [Shortcut] [Modifier]-[Left]: Send the current window to the previous virtual desktop. * [Shortcut] [Modifier]-[Right]: Send the current window to the next virtual desktop. * [Shortcut] [Right]: Switch to the next virtual desktop.

Latest reviews

  • (2019-07-25) Joshua Tatro: I'll second what another reviewer mentioned, i.e. that it works, however, the instructions are not only poor but also unintuitive. The gist is that Shift+Alt+D opens the extension, from which point you can move the open window to the next virtual desktop. To actually switch between desktops, it's Shift+Alt+D to activate the extension, then with no hotkeys/modifiers press Left or Right to switch. The provided instructions suggest you'd need a modifier to switch even after activating the extension, but that's decidedly not the case. From a functionality point of view, it would be good to also have some sort of expose-style view that provides an overview of what's open on each desktop (similar to what's available in macOS or Windows 10), but I also understand that's asking a lot of a free extension - especially one that seems like it will be obsolete by the end of the year as multi-desktop support is already in beta channels of Chrome OS and Chrome.
  • (2019-06-20) Gabriel Raphael Garcia Montoya: Lots of potential, but the lack of shortcut keys to switch between desktops really hinders productivity. The actual plugin works great and does what it is intended to do, but having multiple virtual desktops is supposed to boost productivity. Having to go to the plugin everytime to switch desktops hinders more than it helps. Looking forward to an update to this plugin :)
  • (2019-05-06) Larry Dailey: It needs better instructions, for sure! Alt+Shft+d opens the extension. To make a new desktop, click on an open window, press Alt+Shft+d to open, the Ctl+right arrow to place the new window in its own desktop. Then Alt+Shft+d, right or left arrow to switch between desktops. Its useful, once the habit's built. The interface could be more intuitive. But the functionality is good, once you get onto it! Google should build this into Chromebooks, imho. It needs better instructions, for sure. That said, I use it almost every day.
  • (2019-02-10) Dylan Lippencott: I don't know how it works. Ctrl-Shift-D bookmarks all tabsQ :(
  • (2018-04-16) SMK MD Fathahillah: GOOD
  • (2017-11-25) Pas clair du tout. Manque d'explication, vraiment, sur la façon de passer d'un bureau virtuel à l'autre, et les fonctions bizarres d, w, etc. Rien compris.
  • (2017-10-20) binary cat: please work on this more, would like to see what this could become.
  • (2017-06-30) After trying, for quite a while, to figure out how to use this extension I still don't know how to use it. At this point, I'll just give up. While I'm sure that some people will find this extension useful, I didn't.
  • (2016-04-19) Yutong Cho: A lot of potential, but after signing out of my chromebook user and signing back in, the non-primary desktops disappeared (though the windows on those other desktops was preserved).

Latest issues

  • (2019-02-24, v:0.6.0) Mike Turco: Can I sign in different accounts in different windows?
    I often sign in to other client accounts. For example, I need to get to sign in to their gmail, adwords and drive account. At the same time, I want to use my own drive and gmail account on another virtual desktop that is independent of the first. Does your software allow for this setup? Thanks
  • (2017-02-01, v:0.5.0) David Wood: SessionBox
  • (2017-02-01, v:0.5.0) David Wood: Guidance
    How to obtain guidance and support?


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3.1 (12 votes)
Last update / version
2018-06-18 / 0.6.0
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