log in | register | forums
Show:
Go:
Forums
Username:

Password:

User accounts
Register new account
Forgot password
Forum stats
List of members
Search the forums

Advanced search
Recent discussions
- AMCS free versions are live! (Gen:26)
- Cogwheel graphic? (select switcher Icon) (Gen:17)
- Rougol July talk (News:)
- Iris July update (News:2)
- July Rougol meeting goes hybrid (News:)
- FOURtress reviewed as a Linux machine (News:1)
- TextEase Reviewed - Turtle Graphics (News:1)
- June News Round-up (News:)
- Rougol June Talk - RISC OS...RM days with Mike Stephens (News:3)
- Rougol June talk is next week (News:)
Related articles
- Iris July update
- FOURtress reviewed as a Linux machine
- TextEase Reviewed - Turtle Graphics
- FOURtress reviewed as a RISC OS machine
- Organizer updated to 2.29a
- First impressions of the RISCOSbits FOURtress
- PiTools reviewed
- Spy Mission: The Ice caves of Dr. Atom reviewed
- Drag'n'Drop 10i5 edition reviewed
- LanMan98 revisited
Latest postings RSS Feeds
RSS 2.0 | 1.0 | 0.9
Atom 0.3
Misc RDF | CDF
Site Search
 
Article archives
The Icon Bar: News and features: MoreDesk software goes free
 

MoreDesk software goes free

Posted by Mark Stephens on 06:56, 10/6/2021 |
 
MoreDesk (from 7th Software) is one of those really useful utilities which adds additional functionality to the RISC OS desktop. And there is absolutely no reason not to try it now that the software is free!
 
MoreDesk adds support for multiple virtual screens to RISC OS. You can now regard your actual physical screen as a viewport onto a larger virtual screen or switch between different screens for different tasks. At work I have a work screen (with just my coding windows) and my admin screen with Mail, diary, etc on it. I can switch between or create a new empty screen for a new task.

The latest version of MoreDesk is 1.27 and can be downloaded from here.
 
The downloaded zip contains a nifty little !Install program, which sets everything up for you. It also interegrate with !Speak and !ConfiX
 
On my first attempt to install, MoreDesk installer told me that my version of !ConfiX being too old. This is easily fixed by downloading the latest version (1.50) from here.
 

 
I did have some issues with my pinboard, which may well be down to using the replacement Pinboard application. This is easily solved by deleting/editing the Back file
 

 
In use MoreDesk installs an icon on the bottom right of your Icon Bar
 

 
This allows you to switch screens and configure the software
 

 
There are lots of features top configure and you can also enable keyboard access.
 

 
If you are looking for inspiration, there are some nice example of other people's desktops here
 
If you miss some of the features on other Operating systems or want more functionality in RISC OS, you should try MoreDesk. It is definitely a program which should become part of the core RISC OS distribution.
 
MoreDesk website link
 
  MoreDesk software goes free
  micken (15:17 10/6/2021)
  stewartbrookes (22:41 10/6/2021)
 
Michael Grunditz Message #125140, posted by micken at 15:17, 10/6/2021
Member
Posts: 13
This is fantastic! I tried to purchase MoreDesk a couple of months ago..

Now I finally can use it! Just what I needed with over 30 editor windows.
  ^[ Log in to reply ]
 
Stewart Brookes Message #125141, posted by stewartbrookes at 22:41, 10/6/2021, in reply to message #125140
Member
Posts: 3
MoreDesk is fab! Steve was *really* responsive to feedback and feature requests a number of years ago (I fear it might be 10!) and I remain grateful to him for that. EVERYONE should download and use MoreDesk ;-)
  ^[ Log in to reply ]
 

The Icon Bar: News and features: MoreDesk software goes free