Windows 10 Multiple Desktops

Windows 10 has this amazing new feature called multiple desktops, which has not been present on any previous versions of Windows. This feature allows you to create virtual desktops giving you new desktop for different purposes. You can add a seemingly unlimited number of virtual desktops quickly and easily, thanks to the new Task View pane. Unfortunately, Windows 10's multiple desktop functionality has a few drawbacks such as; you can't change the wallpaper for individual desktops and you can't quickly jump to a particular screen without cycling through all of your open screens.

Adding a new Desktop.

To add a virtual desktop, open up the new Task View pane by clicking the Task View button (two overlapping rectangles) on the taskbar, or by pressing the Windows Key + Tab. In the Task View pane, click New desktop to add a virtual desktop. If you have two or more desktops already open, the "Add a desktop" button will appear as a gray tile with a plus symbol. You can also quickly add a desktop without entering the Task View pane by using the keyboard shortcut Windows Key + Ctrl + D.

Switching between desktops

To switch between virtual desktops, open the Task View pane and click on the desktop you want to switch to. You can also quickly switch desktops without going into the Task View pane by using the keyboard shortcuts Windows Key + Ctrl + Left Arrow and Windows Key + Ctrl + Right Arrow. At the moment, you can add an unlimited number of virtual desktops -- I stopped at 368 -- but there doesn't appear to be a way to quickly switch to a certain desktop without cycling through all of them with the keyboard shortcuts

Move windows between desktops

To move a window from one desktop to another, you first have to open up the Task View pane and then hover over the desktop containing the window you want to move. The windows on that desktop will pop up; find the window you want to move, right-click it, and go to Move to and choose the desktop you want to move the window to. Microsoft has added the ability to drag and drop windows -- you can grab the window you want to move and drag it into the desired desktop

Close a desktop

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. You can also close desktops without going into the Task View pane by using the keyboard shortcut Windows Key + Ctrl + F4 (this will close the desktop you're currently on).

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