Windows 10 Basics: How to Use Multiple Desktops
Windows 10 brings something that end-users have been wanting for ages, Multiple Desktops / Virtual Desktops. But how do they actually work in Windows 10? How do you create a new Desktop. How do you switch between Multiple Desktops with shotcuts, How do you move Applications to other Desktops. All good questions and they all will be answered in this guide, we will even tackle more!
Enough talking! Let’s get going on How to Use Multiple Desktops in Windows 10.
Table of Contents
- Opening Task View Pane
- Adding a New Desktop
- Switching between Desktops
- Moving Applications and Apps between Desktops
- Closing Virtual Desktops
1. Opening Task View Pane
To add a Virtual Desktop, open up the Task View Pane by pressing the Windows Key and TAB Key at the same time, or by clicking the Task View button as displayed below.
2. Adding a New Desktop
Read “1. Opening Task View Pane” and open Task View. Now that Task view should has been opened. You can click on Add a Desktop and add a Virtual Desktop. as displayed below. That’s really all that’s to it, nothing more nothing less.
3. Switching between Desktops
Read “1. Opening Task View Pane” and open Task View. You can simply click then on the Desktop you want to use. Windows will switch to that desktop and display all the windows you had open at the time.
4. Moving Applications and Apps between Desktops
Read “1. Opening Task View Pane” and open Task View. If you want to move applications from your current desktop to another desktop, then within the Task View, click and drag / tap and hold the application to the desktop you want. If you want to move applications from another desktop to another then open the desktop you want to move the applications from and then use Task View to click and drag / tap and hold the application to the desktop you want.
It might sound hard, therefore we made a video for you explaining how it works.
5. Moving Applications and Apps between Desktops
Read “1. Opening Task View Pane” and open Task View. From within the Task View you can easily close Virtual Desktops by hovering over them and then clicking / tapping on the X.