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This function is used in Python Scripting.


Allows for invoking system.gui functions on a specific desktop.

See the Multi-Monitor Clients page for more details.

Client Permission Restrictions

This scripting function has no Client Permission restrictions.



  • Parameters

String handle The handle for the desktop to use. The screen index cast as a string may be used instead of the handle. If omitted, this will default to the Primary Desktop. Alternatively, the handle "primary" can be used to refer to the Primary Desktop.

  • Returns

WindowUtilities -  A copy of system.gui that will be relative to the desktop named by the given handle.

  • Scope


Code Examples
Code Snippet
# The following example will make a message box appear on the Primary Desktop, 
# regardless of where the script originates from. 
system.gui.desktop().messageBox("This will appear on the Primary Desktop")
Code Snippet
# Retrieves a list of open windows in a specific Desktop. This example assumes a desktop with the handle "2nd Desktop" exists. 
name = "2nd Desktop"
# Returns a tuple of open windows in the Desktop named "2nd Desktop"
windows = system.gui.desktop(name).getOpenedWindows()

# Converts the tuple to a string, and shows the items in a message box
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