DeskSpace Released

DeskSpace has been released. This version includes minor bug fixes and compatibility improvements:

  • New Feature – The DeskSpace Japanese and French localizations have been updated.
  • Bug Fix – Dragging and dropping windows in the DeskSpace system tray menu caused the menu to move vertically on some computers. We’ve added a workaround to prevent this.
  • Bug Fix – The DeskSpace system tray menu no longer displays a separator bar in the wrong position if there are no windows on Desktop 1.
  • Bug Fix – Switching to windows on other desktops via the DeskSpace system tray menu now uses the correct zoom.
  • Bug Fix – The DeskSpace system tray icon tooltip is now correctly updated when a window is dragged to another desktop.
  • Bug Fix – The desktop name and picture OSD is now correctly updated on all monitors (this bug was introduced in DeskSpace 1.5.7).

You can visit the DeskSpace page to find out more about DeskSpace, visit the Online Store to buy DeskSpace, and visit the Help page to upgrade to DeskSpace

15 Responses to “DeskSpace Released”

  1. Peter says:

    I can’t see anywhere to get the upgrade. If it’s available it’s not easily found. I have version Do you have a standard way for customers whom have purchased the previous version to get the update easily?

  2. Hi Peter,

    I’m very sorry the website isn’t clear. The place to upgrade is the same place you initially downloaded DeskSpace from: the Help page. On the Help page you’ll see a section titled “Download Your Software”. To download your software, enter your email address and order reference number where requested, then click the Download button.

    I’ve updated the blog post to indicate where the upgrade is available from.

  3. Kai says:

    Mr. Stewart, I would like to inform you that my issue with the menu jumping out from the task bar to the middle of the screen when moving windows has been resolved. I apologize for not posting the information that I claimed I would, but it seems that I had incorrectly compiled my screen-burst software, as well as I was suddenly bogged down with work here on campus. If any other bugs appear in this version, I will gladly inform you.

  4. Hi Kai,

    Great to hear that the bug has been fixed. There’s no need to apologize, I’m extremely grateful that you took the time to point out the bug in the first place.

    Thanks again for your help, and I hope you enjoy using the new version of DeskSpace.

  5. Richard Beirne says:


    I’ve used Deskspace in the past – I believe – The only problem that eve stopped me from buying the full version was that when icons were placed on desktops other than the primary one, the “Align to grid” feature was disabled, meaning that icons on secondary desktops wouldn’t automatically align. If this option was checked again, icons on all desktops would be snapped to the primary. Has this been fixed in the newest release?

  6. Hi Richard,

    Unfortunately it hasn’t been fixed in this version. We’re forced to disable “align to grid” (and “auto arrange”) because if we don’t then Windows forces all icons onto the one desktop. We’re working on how to prevent this, but it’s going to require some serious engineering to overcome this particular problem.

  7. Novin Yakso says:

    is there anyway you can have different windows desktop gadgets in different DeskSpaces ???

  8. Hi Novin,

    Yes, it’s possible. You can move Windows desktop gadgets to different desktops by dragging and dropping them in the DeskSpace system tray menu. If you have any questions about how to do this please let me know and I’ll be happy to help.

  9. Kai says:

    Hello Mr. Stewart, it’s me again. I’m not reporting a bug, but I would like to put in a feature request. I just completed migrating from Windows Vista Ultimate to Windows 7 ultimate (after all the beta testing I did for Microsoft all the way up to the RTM, and I just noticed something: DeskSpace doesn’t compensate for the AeroSnap feature in Windows 7 when dragging windows to the edge of the screen. Instead, DeskSpace believes I’m wanting to drag the window to another desktop. Is there any work around y’all could put in (maybe only change desktops via window dragging when a certain key is pressed, or something) to compensate for windows 7?

    Just an idea; so far, no bugs in windows 7.

  10. Hi Kai,

    Under Windows 7 both DeskSpace and Win7 use the edges of the screen for very different purposes. Since DeskSpace 1.5.7 we get around this by turning off window dragging by default when DeskSpace runs on Windows 7. This is only for a fresh installation of DeskSpace, however, so if you’re upgrading DeskSpace won’t change the settings. In this case you can go into the “General Options->Activation” tab and uncheck the “Automatically Switch Desktops When Window Dragged Out Of Screen” option to turn off DeskSpace window dragging.

    Please note that with window dragging turned off you can still move windows to other desktops by dragging and dropping them in the DeskSpace system tray menu.

  11. Kai says:

    True, I gathered that much about the system. I just preferred the eye candy is all and I thought I might tell ya’ll. Like I said, it was just a small feature request is all. Thanks though.

  12. DMS2 says:

    I can’t get to place gadgets in all desktops. When I restart the pc all of them end up in the main desktop. What am I doing wrong?

  13. DMS2: To show all gadgets on all desktops you need to add an application rule. You can do this by going to the Manage Desktop Application Rules dialog, adding an application rule for “SIDEBAR.EXE”, specifying that “Show on all desktops”, and then clicking “Save Changes”.

    If you run into any problems setting up the application rule please let me know and I’ll be happy to help.

  14. Rich Dallo says:

    Can each desktop have different programs pinned to the taskbar, or does the taskbar have to be the same on every desktop?

    I ask this because I unpinned programs on the taskbar on one desktop and I then found that those programs were unpinned from every other desktop as well.

    I’m using Windows 7 x64 bit

  15. Hi Rich,

    The taskbar will show only the programs running on the current desktop, except in the case of pinned programs. Pinned programs will appear in the taskbar on every desktop, and unpinning a program on one desktop will unpin it on every desktop.