How To Use Virtual Desktops In Windows 10

Introduction

 
Virtual Desktop is an additional feature in Windows 10. Multiple desktops are just a way to run several desktops on a single monitor. Multiple Desktops provide the user with flexible access to the system. But it is a temporary workspace in Windows 10. Virtual Desktops has some attractive and useful feature like Improved Performance and high efficiency.
 
By using multiple desktops, the users can handle their different applications on different desktops to work efficiently.
 
This tutorial will show you various ways on, how to add and use Virtual Desktops In Windows 10.
 

A) Creating a New Desktop

 
By following the given below steps, the user can add a new desktop.
 
Step 1
 
Click on the "Task View" button in Taskbar. (Alternatively, the user can use the shortcut way by pressing the "Windows + Tab" key to open the Task View).
 
task view
 
Step 2
 
Now, click on the "New Desktop" button to add a new desktop.
 
click on the new desktop
 
Alternatively, the user can add a new desktop by simply pressing the "Ctrl + Windows + D" key.
 
Note:
 
If the user doesn't find the "Task View" button next to the search bar in the Taskbar then, right-click on the taskbar and select the "Show Task View button" option.
 
enable the task view option
 

B) Switch Between Desktops

 
By following the various given methods, the user can switch from one desktop to another desktop.
 
Method 1. Through Task View
 
Step 1
 
Open the "Task View" by clicking on the "Task View" in Taskbar. (Alternatively, the user can use the shortcut way by pressing the "Windows + Tab" key to open the Task View).
 
Step 2
 
By clicking on the desktop that you want to open, the user can switch from one desktop to another.
 
switch between desktops
 
Method 2. Using Shortcut Keys
 
Press the "Ctrl + Windows + left/right arrow" keys to switch between the open desktops.
 
Method 3. Using Three-finger gestures
 
Swipe the three-finger gesture to switch between the one desktop and another. Follow the given below instructions to enable this feature.
 
three-finger gestures
 
Step 1
 
Open the "Windows Settings" and then select Devices > Touchpad option.
 
Step 2
 
Under the "Three-finger gestures" section, select the "Switch desktops and show desktop" option in the "Swipes" drop-down menu.
 
three-finger gestures
 

C) Closing a Desktop

 
By following the various given methods, the user can close a virtual desktop that he wants.
 
Method 1. Through Task View
 
Step 1
 
Open the "Task View" by clicking on the "Task View" in Taskbar. (Alternatively, the user can use the shortcut way by pressing the "Windows + Tab" key to open the Task View).
 
Step 2
 
Hover the cursor to the desktop that you want to close and click on the "X" button.
 
Method 2. Using Shortcut Keys
 
Open the desktop that you want to close and press the "Ctrl + Windows + F4" key to close a virtual desktop. 
 

Conclusion

 
By following the above steps, you can add, switch and close Virtual Desktops in Windows 10.
 
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