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Node.js wrapper of (unofficial) C++ Virtual Desktop API for Windows 10. Gain control over your virtual desktops in Windows 10, without keyboard shortcuts.
Credits where credits due
Huge respect to the users Grabacr07, sstregg, NickoTin, and others for providing code samples, write-ups, hard work, and for making it bearable to work with the (undocumented) API for Virtual Desktops in Windows 10. Sources:
You'll need some dependencies before you are able to install and build this package, see also node-gyp installation.
- Visual Studio 2013 (C++ redistributables)
- Python (v2.7)
$ npm install virtualdesktops
const virtualdesktops = require('virtualdesktops');
|moveLeft()||Move the screen one desktop to the left||true or false|
|moveRight()||Move the screen one desktop to the right||true or false|
|moveTo(index)||Move the screen to a specific desktop||true or false|
|getCurrentDesktopID()||Get the ID of the current desktop||(int) ID of desktop, 0 based|
|getTotalDesktops()||Get the total number of virtual desktops||(int) Total number of desktops|
|create()||Create a new virtual desktop||(int) ID of newly created desktop|
|remove(index)||Remove a specific virtual desktop.||true or false|
Move the screen one desktop to the left. Nothing will happen if the current desktop is the first one.
Move the screen one desktop to the right. Nothing will happen if the current desktop is the last one, no new desktop will be created for you. It is possible to implement automatic creation, this feature is easy to implement by combing the methods:
Move the screen to a desktop with a certain index. Invalid values or non-existent indexes will be ignored and nothing will happen. No new desktop(s) will be created to fill a possible "gap". It is possible to implement automatic creations to fill a "gap" by combing the methods:
/** * @param int index (0-based) */ virtualdesktops.moveTo(index);
Get the ID of the current desktop.
/** * @return int current desktop ID (0-based) */ virtualdesktops.getCurrentDesktopID();
Get the total number of virtual desktops.
/** * @return int total desktops */ virtualdesktops.getTotalDesktops();
Create a new virtual desktop at the end of the existing list. The position of the current desktop will not automatically change to the newly created one. You can use
moveTo in combination with the returned ID to provide this functionality.
/** * @return int new desktop ID */ var newDesktopID = virtualdesktops.create();
Remove a specific virtual desktop. The current running programs in this desktop n will be moved to the desktop n-1, as standard behavior, and will not be killed. If the removed desktop n is also the current desktop the screen will automatically switch to desktop n-1. The last existent desktop can not be deleted.
/** * @param int index to remove */ virtualdesktops.remove(index);
Building from source
Before you can build the source or make changes to it you will need the same dependencies as mentioned in Installation.
$ npm install $ node-gyp configure $ node-gyp build $ npm test