How to use the Windows 10 virtual desktops feature

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Windows 10 virtual desktops feature is a great way to manage your open applications and keep your workspace organized. With virtual desktops, you can have multiple desktops with different sets of applications, allowing you to switch between them seamlessly.

In this article, we’ll take a look at how to use the virtual desktops feature in Windows 10.


How to create a virtual desktop

To create a new virtual desktop, click the Task View button on the taskbar. You can also use the keyboard shortcut Windows key + Tab.

Open Task View from the Taskbar icon

Once you’re in Task View, click the New Desktop button in the top left corner of the screen.

How to switch between virtual desktops

To switch between virtual desktops, open Task View and click on the desktop you want to switch to. You can also use the keyboard shortcut Windows key + Ctrl + Left or Right arrow.

How to move applications between virtual desktops

To move an application to a different virtual desktop, first, open Task View and then drag the application you want to move to the desired desktop. You can also right-click on the application in the taskbar and choose “Move to” and then select the desktop you want to move it to.

How to close a virtual desktop

To close a virtual desktop, open Task View, hover over the desktop you want to close, and click the X button that appears in the top right corner.

How to customize virtual desktop settings

To customize virtual desktop settings, open Settings -> System. From there, click on the Multitasking tab and you’ll see options for Virtual desktops.

You can choose to have Windows 10 remember the windows that were open on each desktop when you switch between them, and you can also set the number of virtual desktops you want to use.


Windows 10’s virtual desktops feature is a great way to keep your workspace organized and increase productivity. By following these simple steps, you can create multiple desktops, switch between them, move applications, and customize settings to fit your needs. Give it a try and see how it can help streamline your workflow.

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