If you are like me and have to do a lot of multi-tasking, you may find yourself wishing that you had more room to work.  One thing I’ve found recently that’s really helped is VirtualWin, a virtual desktop manager for Windows.  It’s free and open-source and works with both XP and Vista.  To navigate between virtual desktops, you simply hold the Windows key while pressing one of the directional keys.  Right now, I have one desktop where all my test-related stuff is living, another where I’m doing a deployment, and one where I’m doing my development work.  I can shift from my development work over to check on deployment or testing without screwing up my window layout.  My desktop feels less cluttered, which makes me feel more effective.  Anyway, check it out.