Switching between different open programs can be really troublesome. First, minimise the open folder and then select and open the program or Window you want to switch into. With Windows 10, the problem of switching between different Windows has been simplified with Multiple Desktops feature. With Windows 10, multiple desktops can be created and that too without downloading or installing any other third party program. Microsoft first introduced this ‘virtual’ desktops feature with Windows 10 Insider Preview and recently multiple desktops was launched for Windows 10.
Multiple Desktops can be set on Windows 10 easily using the ‘Task view’ Pane, located on the left side of the taskbar. It allows a user to create unlimited numbers of desktops side by side. However, Windows 10 multiple desktops support only a limited number of functions, for example, you can not drag and drop items between different desktop windows or change wallpaper and screensavers of the different desktops. Also, multiple desktops on Windows 10 does not permit quick switching between different desktops, as you have to go side by side through all of the open desktop windows.
Here is an easy step-by-step guide as to how to have multiple desktops on windows 10:
1.Click the ‘Task view’ as shown in the picture.
2. Click on the ‘New Desktop’ button which will appear on the extreme right side of the desktop right above the ‘time and date’ button.
Now that multiple desktops have been created on Windows 10, It’s time we learn how to use multiple desktops in windows 10:
Switch between multiple desktops on Windows 10:
- Click open the ‘Task View’ button.
- Now select the desktop you want to switch to from the available lists of multiple desktops.
Move Windows Between Multiple Desktops.
- Open the ‘Task View’ button.
- Navigate to the desktop you want to move to from the available list of the multiple desktops.
- Right click on the Windows and navigate to the ‘MoveTo’ option.
4. Now Select the Desktop number you want to move a Window to.
Close a Desktop.
- To Close a desktop, click open the ‘Task View’ button.
- Navigate and hover over the desktop you want to close. Now, a small X sign will appear on the upper right corner of the desktop you want to close. Click on the X sign and the desktop will be closed.
To close a virtual desktop, open up the Task View pane and hover over the desktop you want to close until a small X appears in the upper right corner. Click the X to close the desktop.
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