I've been playing around with some of the Microsoft XP Power Toys.
One of the coolest is the Virtual Desktop Manager. If you work on
your computer with several applications open at once, then this toy
might increase your efficiency quite a lot. It took me a day or so
to get used to using virtual desktops, but now I'm finding it to be a
very efficient and intuitive way to use Windows.
Of course, your opinion of it will be largely dependant on your
personal taste and your individual computing style. Still, if you
use XP, you might like to give it a whirl.
From the download site:
"Virtual Desktop Manager is a Microsoft Powertoy for Windows XP. It
allows you to maintain up to 4 different desktops, each with its own
applications and desktop wallpapers. It integrates into the taskbar and
allows you to quickly switch between your virtual desktops. You can also
assign keyboard hotkeys to switch between or preview all 4 desktops at
once. For example, you can open your e-mail program on one desktop, an
Internet chess game on the second, several Internet sessions on the third,
and multiple database sessions on the fourth."
Runs on: Windows XP only.
Get Virtual Desktop Manager