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How to manage Virtual desktop in Windows 10

by Hassan Naqvi

There are many Windows 10 features that users don’t know or they don’t try.

All of these features are here in Windows 10 to provide to quick and easy access programs that are hidden within the menu or have more than 2-3 steps to open. Today I am telling you How to manage Virtual desktop in Windows 10.

Windows 10 Virtual desktop allows you to expand your desktop, organize groups of tasks, and switch between them.

If you want to access the Virtual Desktop, you need to click on the Task View button. Or you can use the Windows key + Tab to access Task View.

How to manage Virtual desktop in Windows 10

if you want to access the Virtual Desktop, you need to click on the Task View button. Or you can use the Windows key + Tab to access Task View.

How to manage Virtual desktop in Windows 10

After pressing it, you will see the timeline of your tasks in the lower part. In the upper part, you will see the button for adding a new desktop. Also, if you click on the text above the desktop representation, you will be able to rename it.

How to manage Virtual desktop in Windows 10

If you take the cursor over a desktop icon you will also see an X button to delete that desktop. You can set them up and rename them how you please in order to organize your work better.

Close Applications While Deleting Desktop

if you delete a desktop before closing the applications in it, all of them will go automatically to the main desktop. So, always remember to close all the applications before deleting the desktop.

Move Applications To Any Desktop

If you right-click on an application while you’re in the virtual desktop view, you will be able to move it to another virtual desktop. Move it on the left or right sides of the screen to move application from one desktop to the other virtual desktop.

How to manage Virtual desktop in Windows 10

Virtual desktop shortcuts

If you press the Windows key + Ctrl + Left or Right arrows, you will be able to move quickly between the virtual desktops.

Pressing the Windows key + Ctrl + D you will immediately create a new virtual desktop without going through the Task View.

The classic Alt + Tab will show you all the current applications opened individually. If you keep pressing Tab while you keep holding Alt, you will switch between them.

Virtual desktop settings

There are also two more settings that you can tweak.

  1. Go to Settings (Windows key + I) and click on Systems, select Multitasking, then scroll down until you see Virtual desktops.How to manage Virtual desktop in Windows 10
  2. By default, on the taskbar, you will only see the apps opened on that desktop. you can switch that to show up on all desktops.
  3. When you hit the Alt + Tab shortcut you will only toggle through the apps opened in the active desktop. You can change that to toggle through all the open apps from all desktops.

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