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virtual desktopsVirtual Desktops are used to extend the size of an operating system's desktop environment beyond the physical size of the monitor. Typically each virtual desktop takes up a full screen, and multiple ones are arranged in a row, column or table. Virtual desktops are usually enabled by default in Linux, and you can move between them using the CTRL-ATL-ARROW key combination. In MacOS virtual desktops are called Spaces. Virtual desktops are not included in Windows by default, although there are a number of third party applications that can be used to emulate their functionality, including the Virtual Desktop Powertoy from Microsoft.

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