How to Open Multiple Desktops in Windows 10?

By Rimzhim Sharma March 3, 2017 How To, Windows

‘Multiple desktops’ is one of the most talked about feature in Windows 10.  Using multiple virtual desktops on your Windows can be very handy. That’s why virtual desktops exist after all, to make you more productive! Using Multiple desktops is one quality-of-life enhancements that you shouldn’t overlook. Here’s why they are useful and how you can start making use of them right now.

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  1. Add a 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 on “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 even add a desktop without entering the Task View pane by using the keyboard shortcut Windows Key + Ctrl + D.

  1. Switch Between Desktops


If you want to switch between virtual desktops, then:

  • First, open the Task View pane.
  • Now click on the desktop you want to switch to.

If you want to avoid going to task pane, then these shortcuts might help you for switching desktop: Windows Key + Ctrl + Left Arrow and Windows Key + Ctrl + Right Arrow.

  1. Move Windows between Desktops


To move a window from one desktop to another, open Task View pane and hover over the desktop containing the window which you want to move. The windows on that desktop will pop up; now find the window you want to move, right-click on it, and go to “Move to” and choose the desktop you want to move the window to.

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  1. Close a desktop


In order to close a virtual desktop, first open up the Task View pane and hover over that particular desktop which you wish to close until a small X appears in the upper right corner on the screen. Now click on “X” to close the desktop. You can also use the keyboard shortcut Windows Key + Ctrl + F4 to avoid going into task view pane. However, this will only close the current desktop.

So if you really want to crank up your proficiency and productivity in Windows 10, try this now. Got any other tips and tricks you’d like to share? Tell us in the comments section below!

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Rimzhim Sharma

"Rimzhim Sharma is a blogger at The Phone Support. An engineer by qualification, she discovered her penchant for writing all things tech and cool, quite by chance. She writes about newest technology trends and gadgets. When not writing, Rimzhim is likely to be found reading, traveling, or simply digging into her favorite foods."