How To Use Multiple Desktops in Windows 10

Did you know you can add multiple desktops now on Windows 10 without going for any other external app to help you do so? Yes, Windows 10 has introduced multiple virtual desktops feature as a built-in feature. Multiple desktops make multitasking convenient. If you are someone who works on different projects at once or keeps a lot of apps open at once, then multiple virtual desktops are definitely going to help you. Here we have described how you can use multiple desktops Windows 10.

How To Use Multiple Desktops Windows 10

If you want to keep your personal stuff and professional stuff separately or keep your different projects separate from each other, then multiple desktops come in handy and make your work easy.

How To Add A Desktop

Step 1 – Press the Task View button on the taskbar of your screen. The Task View button appears second on your Task Bar. Another way to get the task view on your screen is by pressing the Windows Key + Tab keys together on your keyboard.

Step 2 – When the task view pane appears on the screen, click on New Desktop on the right bottom corner of your screen.

You can also add a new desktop directly using the shortcut Windows key + Ctrl + D keys on your keyboard.

How To Move Windows Between Desktops

You might need to move a window or a bunch of windows from one desktop to another. Follow these steps to move a window from one desktop to another desktop.

Method 1 – Click and Drag

Step 1 –  Go to Task Pane View by clicking the task pane icon on your taskbar. You can also press Windows Key + Tab keys on your keyboard to get to the task pane.

Step 2 – Click on the window you want to shift to another desktop.

Step 3 – Then drag it to your choice of desktop appearing on the central bottom of your screen.

Step 4 – Then drop it there.

Method 2 – Right Click Menu

Step 1 – Go to Task View Pane.

Step 2 – On the window which you’d like to move to another desktop, right-click.

Step 3 – There hover your cursor over the option of Move to.

Step 4 – Then select the desktop where you would like to drop the window too.

How To Switch Between Virtual Desktops

Step 1 – Go to Task Pane View by clicking the task pane icon on your taskbar. You can also press Windows Key + Tab keys on your keyboard to get to the task pane.

Step 2 – Click on Desktop 2 or Desktop 3 or whichever desktop you want to switch to.

Step 3 – You can also use the following keys Ctrl + Windows key + Left and right arrow on your keyboard as a shortcut to switch between virtual desktops.

How To Remove A Virtual Desktop

You might feel you do not need one of the multiple virtual desktops that you have created. In such a case, you can remove your virtual desktop.

Step 1 – Go to Task View Pane where you can see the active windows in your present desktop, along with the other active desktops.

Step 2 – Hover the cursor over the desktop you will like to remove.

Step 3 – Click on the ‘x’ close option on the top right corner of your virtual desktop.

Note – The apps running on the desktop you close will be automatically shifted to your current desktop.

Hence we hope that these steps covered here have helped you figure out how to use multiple desktops Windows 10. If you have nay query, feel free to reach out to us.

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